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Is there any full-size truck other than Tundra that is actually reliable?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TacoManTaco, May 21, 2020.

  1. May 22, 2020 at 10:01 AM
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    Maybe so, but it was worth the small cost for me. I didn't finance it in so idk how it could ever cost me more than what i paid that day.
     
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  2. May 22, 2020 at 10:03 AM
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    I just added a 2019 Ram 2500 Limited to my fleet. I still love my Tacoma but I need a bit more truck for towing and hauling. The Ram truck has been amazing over the 7000 miles driven so far. If it's even half as reliable as my Toyota trucks have been we'll call it a winner.
     
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  3. May 22, 2020 at 10:04 AM
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    I had the gen1 tundra, would buy another in a heartbeat if toyota ever would make the same truck. All the domestic full size trucks my friends owned back in 01 are all in the boneyard yet i was still driving my tundra. In some ways i feel i took a step backwards with the tacoma.
     
  4. May 22, 2020 at 10:08 AM
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    if i could buy a new first gen tundra i would also.
     
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  5. May 22, 2020 at 10:09 AM
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    I love my 1st gen tundra. Not many trucks can survive being rolled at 70mph and still daily it with 200k
     
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  6. May 22, 2020 at 10:13 AM
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    Have you considered buying a used truck and half the price and getting 10 years out of it?

    Aren't Tundras priced $5k more than comparable?
    If you factor the added fuel cost (another user estimated 7 gal per $1k = $4,200 eat.

    Seems like an extra $10k in the bank covers allot of incidental repairs over 20 years.
     
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  7. May 22, 2020 at 10:43 AM
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    I had an older guy I knew who did this as well. His philosophy was that oil was a waste product. This guy was not an idiot and had some really nice cars and knew more about them than I ever will. I used to always call him if I couldn’t figure something out. 200k plus on all of them (he had a couple corvettes, Dodge trucks and SUV’s), just adding oil as the vehicle needed it.
     
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  8. May 22, 2020 at 10:56 AM
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    I’m probably gonna get nailed for this, but my opinion is that Toyota is riding in an old rep at the moment. I haven’t been overly impressed with the quality of Toyota (my truck, my moms Highlander and my sister’s Prius).

    full size, I would go with a ford or Chevy personally. The ram’s look the best, but as mentioned, I have heard about a good amount of issues with them. I’ve had a couple fords and chevy’s I used with my dad’s construction company and we beat in those poor trucks with zero issues
     
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  9. May 22, 2020 at 10:59 AM
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    I think that timely maintenance is perhaps the biggest factor in reliability/longevity. Of course, it goes without saying that the better the starting slate the better the odds are of the product lasting. The Tundra a very good, well engineered “starting slate”. Perhaps not the only one. My Dad used to be a Ford guy, and those trucks were mostly trouble-free. He was, however, an expert at changing water pumps and starters.
     
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  10. May 22, 2020 at 11:05 AM
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    No full size truck experience but Ive driven an 01 Nissan to 236k miles (xterra), 94 Ford explorer 260k miles, key factor is maintenance always oil changes on time. Issues were common things like radiators, sensors, etc.

    from what ive read the tundra is the most reliable, i have friends with different makes and models of ford, chevy, they all have minor issues within 50k
     
  11. May 22, 2020 at 11:08 AM
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    If you are driving a Toyota you are driving the most reliable trucks out there now. I worked for a dealership that sold Ford and Dodge trucks. Ford was the better of the two but not by much. They are putting those turbo Eco Boost V6s in the F150s and they are junk. Seen a lot of engines being replaced. The picture I attached is of motor change in progress. It is easier to unbolt the body from the frame and then yank the engine. Imagine trying to do that in your driveway. If you buy a F150 make sure you get the V8. I also remember how flimsy the doors were when you shut them you can see the sheet metal wobble. I never cared for anything about them even the King Ranch and Raptors. $70000 wasted from what I saw. They also like to rust. The new aluminum body doesn't rust but the bumpers still do.
    I didnt drive any Rams but the mechanics complained that they were junk and plagued with transmission and electrical problems. Even that new Jeep Gladiator is nothing more than a Jeep body on a Ram chassis I have been told.
    As for Silverado I drove a few and felt they were Ok with the V8 but I had to many problems with GM V6s to ever want to own one again. Stick with a Tundra or Tacoma.

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  12. May 22, 2020 at 11:48 AM
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    We're the type of family that keeps our cars and trucks until they wear out. I grew up with numerous Chrysler and GM products since the mid 80s. My dad also bought a 94' Toyota truck new. Guess which one stuck around.

    My own personal Toyota trucks never had any issues like our domestic cars ever did. We're all Mazda-Toyota now, for what it's worth. I personally wouldn't look at anything else but the Tundra, but I'm also one of those weirdos who's super anal about reliability. Product of my youth experience I guess.
     
  13. May 22, 2020 at 11:59 AM
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    OME and worth every penny.
    ah but I think the '90s had the best vehicles maybe not from every single manufacturer but most. I still see more '90s Chevy trucks running around than anything else and we all know about the Camrys and Lexus's. Neighbor has a '92 C-10 w/ 305 that just doesn't die. *rear end did go out but it had many 100's of 1000's miles on factory oil. Pinion bearing failure from a slow leak at seal. The biggest problem he's had.
     
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    My dad has a F350 Diesel and complains all the time when he needs to do any modifications in the engine bay. There is almost zero room and he has to rely on his mechanic buddy to use his shop to lift the body like your image.

    Just seems like such an unnecessary pain in the ass.
     
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    I don't know. we've got a 2012 prius the wife uses, its got nearly 80k on it now with only basic oil changes. Brakes are still original. Been a good car. My neighbor had a 2011 ram that rusted out bad and got rid of it 2 years ago. Was very unhappy. I ran my 01 tundra till this spring with over 292k miles on it following its maintenance intervals. Truck still ran perfect, plus the body had no rust anywhere. After taking delivery of the taco, i'm still having some regrets i sold it. This tacoma has big shoes to fill.
     
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    I think what I am getting at is that most cars now will run the distance like Toyota. I’ve had fords, Subaru’s and BMW’s with fewer of the little nit picky things as issues.

    my M3 had 200,000 miles plus with zero issues when I sold it. My cobras were in the upper 100k mike range, zero issues when I got rid of them.

    All of the engines mentioned above are pretty strung out motors.... especially the M3

    huge plus for all companies.

    I do agree on ram though, I have not heard a lot of positive about rams. I do love how they look.
     
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    Buy something you like, take care of it, and enjoy it. Every car manufacturer has its problems. My 370Z was the biggest POS I’ve ever owned, yet my dads 2008 F150 has so far been more reliable than my taco. One manufacturer may be known as “reliable” but it doesn’t mean the truck you bought will be.

    Find something you like at your price range and enjoy it. Odds are you’ll get a tundra and watch it be a POS. It’s just life, you never know what the future holds. Just roll with the punches.
     
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  18. May 22, 2020 at 8:03 PM
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    I had 3 2nd gen Tundras, nice engine, ok interior. I had problems with the air pump BS on 1 of the Tundras, never put that many miles on either of them, 55K I think the most on the silver one. They are just like any other truck, some last better then others, some are just POS's.
    Been running GMC's for the last few years, and neither one of them have had a single problem, 55 and 60K miles, so from my experience, GMC is more reliable then the Tundra.

    IMG_0233.jpg And if you squint your eyes, it looks like a big Tacoma.....
     
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    [​IMG] The solution is to just buy an older tundra. that 4.7 is flawless
     
  20. May 22, 2020 at 10:21 PM
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    Is 60k miles when u usually sell/trade in? Ive traded a couple at that point myself.
     

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