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Toyota Tacoma 08-22-2011 02:27 PM

anyone have an 2000-2006 tundra
 
So I sold my taco and am looking into a tundra, Does anyone have any experience with one? It will be my dd so I'm concerned on the gas mileage factor. Also what is the power like compared to the 3.4 or 4.0 L?

Any input on anything about the truck really would be appreciated!

Thanks

BlueTaco07 08-22-2011 02:29 PM

My dad had an 06 crew cab with the 4.7. Gas mileage was like 15-17 I think. Both trucks can get up an go if they are told too!

jberry813 08-22-2011 02:38 PM

Why yes....yes I do.
If you are in the market for a first gen Tundra, I'd suggest a 05-06 as those are the only years with VVT-i and a 5 speed transmission. Not so much for the VVT-i, but the extra gear in the transmission helps a lot when towing.

I have a 06 doublecab. As far as comparing motors, it blows the 4.0 and expecially a naturally aspirated 3.4 out of the water. My wife has a 4th gen 4runner with the 4.0 and my tacoma has the 3.4 witha supercharger so I can honstly compare them pretty easily. The Tundra's throttle response is better than both, even my tacoma with a supercharger. The motor is heavy (2uz has a cast block instead of aluminum) but the torque is fantastic. My biggest gripe is with the interior. It's kinda cheap plastic feel.

You gotta pay to play though. My Tundra is a 4x4 DC, has a Bilstien lift in the front and a AAL in the rear, and 33's. Freeway I can get as good as 17 mpg. In town, depending on traffic and heavy foot, as low as 12 mpg.

http://i1014.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_0781.jpg

TACK 08-22-2011 06:22 PM

I had an '03 Tundra with the 4.7. Every day I regret getting rid of it.

HuntnTruk 08-22-2011 06:45 PM

My dads got an 03. I like the size and the motor is fantastic. Gas mileage isnt much worse than my 4.0. It handles like a tanker compared to my Tacoma though.

98tacoma27 08-22-2011 06:59 PM

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s...1/IMG_1913.jpg

http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/y...1/100_0290.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8AGe...layer_embedded

I have the 05 SR5 AC. I can squeeze 18mpg out of it keeping it under 2k rpms. I'm running 265/75 -16 with 2.5 Billies in the front and rear (no rear lift). It has never left me down. If you find one you want, take note of when the timing belt was changed because it is an interference engine.

I ran 255/85-16's and they do have a big impact on the mpgs.

tegdog 08-22-2011 07:11 PM

I had an 06 dbl cab 4x4 pre taco loved it great truck but my job had me parking in a garage, a tight one & that thing was a bitch to park in tight spots plus like everyone has already said 17+hwy is possible but so is 12 in town if your not careful. So if you don't drive in town allot or park in tight spaces its a great choice.

98tacoma27 08-22-2011 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by tegdog (Post 3618899)
I had an 06 dbl cab 4x4 pre taco loved it great truck but my job had me parking in a garage, a tight one & that thing was a bitch to park in tight spots plus like everyone has already said 17+hwy is possible but so is 12 in town if your not careful. So if you don't drive in town allot or park in tight spaces its a great choice.

Forgot about the parking........the one and only thing I don't like about it.

Toyota Tacoma 08-22-2011 11:47 PM

Thanks for all the great input!

The one Im looking at is a one owner 2001 ext cab 4x4 with the 4.7

-170k 4.7L iforce
-Full load leather with wood, Tinted windows access cab
-All 4 shocks Bilstien 5100 2.5 strut lift (front adjustable)
-Bob long diff drop
-Upgraded front calipers, drilled rotors, pads
-New everything rear brakes
-Afe cold air intake (Have stock intake), & Exhaust, sounds awesome
-32' timberline mts on 17' black rims (fits 33s no rub)
-Stock alloys with 90% like new michelliens

Very well maintained, and runs perfect Trucks my dd; no expence spared all toyota part replacements, engine has always had toyota red coolant ran through it.. ALL oils and fluids changed recently, could use a front window

Hes asking 9k, does that sound about right?

Heres a picture :

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...m/DSCN4300.JPG

98tacoma27 08-23-2011 06:01 AM

I don't think he is too far off with that price considering what it has in/on it. You could start at $8k and see if he'll go lower.

Toyota Tacoma 08-23-2011 01:59 PM

Yea thats what I had in mind. I had a budget for a tacoma so I'll have some money to play with aswell. Weird how much cheaper these tundras go for.

tegdog 08-24-2011 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Toyota Tacoma (Post 3622736)
Yea thats what I had in mind. I had a budget for a tacoma so I'll have some money to play with aswell. Weird how much cheaper these tundras go for.

The higher gas prices go, the lower the value of full size vehicles drops.

chadderkdawg 08-25-2011 10:56 AM

Holy bro-lean!

Tacoma831 08-25-2011 11:01 AM

I had a 2001 Tundra and I loved it! I definitely miss that truck, it was much faster than the 4.0 Tacoma and the MPG's weren't too bad.

Soundwave 08-25-2011 11:06 AM

I LOVE 1st gen Tundra's. They are the perfect size compromise between a full size and compact truck. The 4.7L is a real jem. Smooth, great response, feels like a lot more power than its rated for. I prefer the access cab look, and both doors open and the rear seat has decent space too. The 05-06 is the model years to get with the higher output VVT-i but they are typically more expensive. The build quality apears better than the new 07-2011 Tundras in my opinion.

Toyota Tacoma 08-25-2011 01:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chadderkdawg (Post 3631778)
Holy bro-lean!


I know :rolleyes: thank god for adjustable billies!

Im going to take a look at it in person to see how it is today, wish me luck!

ontarioyota 08-26-2011 09:50 PM

was going to buy a taco a few years ago but the tundra was more bang for your $ due to the taco "cult " keeping prices high

So I got this tundra...has 65000 km on her now
the good
-ride comfort
-tranny is awesome
-engine is potent
-1st gen quality
-4wd system in low is like having a tractor
-looks
-capable tow rig

the bad...not much
-mpg
-dash rattle
-big to park
-timing belt instead of chain= big $ at 140000km/90000 miles

This was my 1st yota truck...lucky to have a small taco now as well

http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/o...cket/015-2.jpg
http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/o...cket/005-1.jpg

Mikehole 12-16-2011 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Toyota Tacoma (Post 3617423)
So I sold my taco and am looking into a tundra, Does anyone have any experience with one? It will be my dd so I'm concerned on the gas mileage factor. Also what is the power like compared to the 3.4 or 4.0 L?

Any input on anything about the truck really would be appreciated!

Thanks

Don't know if this is a dead issue, but I drove an '03 Tundra 4.7 SR5 access cab for 130k miles. The power delivery on the Tundra was miles better than the '12 4.0 Tacoma I just got. The Tundra had a very even power to gas pedal pressure ratio, while the Tacoma has a very flat one that spikes at about 90% gas. i.e. in the Tundra, I press the gas a little, I go a little, press the gas a little more, I go a little more, press the gas a lot, go a lot. In the Tacoma, I press the gas a little, I go a little, I press the gas about halfway, I go a little, I press the gas kind of hard, I go a little, I jam my foot to the floor, my tires chirp and I go like stink.
My biggest gripe about the new one is that the range on my Tundra was 325 if I did all city driving, and upwards of 440 if I was on a road trip. The Tacoma shows about 1/8 tank at 250 miles, and the light goes on before 300. That is disappointing.
The Tundra engine felt like I could pull a train, the Tacoma, not so much.

huntark03 08-30-2012 11:42 AM

I've got a 2003 Access Cab 4X4. So for it is a great truck!

LEGITacoma 08-30-2012 11:49 AM

My dad has an 2000 Tundra Access Cab 4x4 with the 4.7. Thing is great. The last time it was in the shop was to fix a broken tailgate handle. 4WD has never failed him and neither has the motor or tranny. He has like 160k on his. The 4.7 blows my 3.4 out the water. I like the gas pedal better on the 4.7 motors compared to my Tacoma.


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