Look at GM and their unwillingness to build a half-ton crew-cab with anything other than a 'Ridgeline' sized bed. I don't get it.Ford has no problem building the truck people need,bed size,cab-length gas or Diesel.Toyota needs to get their head out of their a$$ and step-up! I just happened to need a DC with a 6.5' bed,the 5.4 V8 Ford uses isn't long for this world.When they offer a comparable V8 to Toyota's 5.7 they'll take more market than they already have; maybe even some of us!
I had a salesman from the dealer trying to telling me that the frame was a long as the government would allow for a 1/2 ton...then again someone else told me the frame is rated as a 3/4ton, but has 1/2 ton suspension....
Finally, you guys agree with me a crew max tundra and 6'6" bed is the ultimate truck. Chevies crew cab at around 5'8" is a tad better than tundras crew max I think being 5'6" or so, but still useless bed length in my book. I have been preaching with GM for years before I bought my 2007 tundra to get er' done and gave up since they would not listen and so far, Toyota hasn't listened to us either. I'm telling everyone once again, this bed/cab configuration would be the best selling Tundra by far! Ford is the only one offering this and I agree, if they offered a better engine with decent gas mileage, I'd maybe even jump ships as well although not really a Ford fan.
A crew max with a 6'6" bed is perfect, not too long like a limo and not too short, just right for a lot of people. I think the pic of the tundra crew with 8' bed is pushing the length though and won't fit into most standard garages, but a 6'6" bed crew max will in most standard garages.
What we're gettin' from all but Ford is 'Bean-Counter Excuses'. I looked at and drove the Supercrew F150 with the 6.5' bed.It didn't offer the neat manual mode dual-gate shifter and after driving the 5.7 Tundra the 5.4 in the F150 felt more like my 06 DC's 4.7.Those two "issues" were ALL that stopped me from having an F150 sitting in my garage today.
Yep, agree cmb on the ford's only real bad problem is the wimpy 5.4L engine. It would do, but the gas mileage is not any better and so why jump ships quite yet until Ford comes out with a better engine both performance wise and possibly gas wise. Are you listening Toyota on this topic? Probably not!
Now if that red tundra with meaty wheels/rims was salsa red (dark red), we might be talking! It looks perfect size wise bed and cabin length and in proportion exactly unlike that silver 8' bed crew max being way too long looking. I think the DC tundra with 6.6' bed is not too bad looking but the crewmax 6.6" bed is perfect unlike the way too short/stubby looking crewmax we have now being 5.5". Wake up toyota!! Here us for a change - get er' done!
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