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What to buy next Toyota Tundra or GMC Sierra 1500?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by timofthehill, Jan 19, 2011.

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Which truck would you pick?

Poll closed Feb 18, 2011.
  1. Toyota Tundra Crewmax 4WD

    50 vote(s)
    68.5%
  2. GMC Sierra 1500 CREWCAB 4WD

    23 vote(s)
    31.5%
  1. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    timofthehill

    timofthehill [OP] Timmy

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    Hello everyone,
    I have been looking around for my next truck and I need something a little bigger then my Tacoma. I was looking for a duramax but I won't be towing much many once in awhile and for the price it wasn't worth it. So I am looking in the 1/2 ton range. I want a crew cab and be able to put a dyed diesel 90 gallon tank in the back of the truck. I am looking to get them fully loaded too with 4WD. I just need it to pull a 14 ft snowmobile trailer once in a while.
    Let me know what you think or what you would pick.
     
  2. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:22 AM
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    The1youluv2hate

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  3. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:23 AM
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    whippersnapper02

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    I say Sierra.
     
  4. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:31 AM
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    spenccstevens

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    lift, rims and tires, cd player
    go with the tundra...i had a sierra before my tacoma and absolutely hated it. Look up the valve tapping issues and active fuel management issues wiht sierras. People going through 3 or 4 motors within 12k miles
     
  5. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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    AzogSS

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  6. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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    macgyver

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    Do you care about resale value? If so I would get a tundra.

    My buddy went from an '06 Silverado 2500 HD duramax to an '08 tundra and he said he likes the Tundra way better and he said it actually tows better than the deisel did other than gas mileage. He actually had two duramax's. The first was on '05 crew cab and the second was an '06 extended cab. Both of them started having problems, mainly electrical gremlins. The '05 was actually having transmission problems. He only got 23k for the '06 which kinda sucks considering it was a ~$50k truck when he bought it new. He hasn't had any problems with the Tundra yet. He puts A LOT of mileage on a truck with 60% of those miles towing cars since he's a dealer.
     
  7. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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    MAXTacoma

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    I personally like the Tundra and the Sierra but I feel the Tundras are much higher quality and will last longer.
     
  8. Jan 19, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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    timofthehill

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    What's the tundra like for towing? I might put it in the odd truck pull. But I have been told they don't pull all that well.
     
  9. Jan 19, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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    98_Mud_bug

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  10. Jan 19, 2011 at 10:53 AM
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    Grande

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    my buddy just picked up a 2010 silverado, its similer to the sierra, he got the six speed trany and 5.3 liter v-8, and that thing is amazing, extended cab,

    its real nice, i like it, interior is good too


    dosent compare to the taco tho, i love my taco :)
     
  11. Jan 19, 2011 at 11:02 AM
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    ford f150 ecoboost man! 30 mpg 356hp over 400lbs of torque!
     
  12. Jan 19, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    I am going to say look at the f150. of tundra

    If you r buying a chevy get a diesel, their gassers suck!
     
  13. Jan 19, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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    He says it tows better than his duramax did. I think the duramax has a higher capacity however for what he tows..usually ~5,000lb load, he says it feels much better than the duramax when towing. Stops much better too. He has the Tundra double cab 5.7L.
     
  14. Jan 19, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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    Check out tundra deconstruction on you tube... pretty cool what they did.
     
  15. Jan 19, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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    1/2 tons ride way better that 3/4 or 1 ton springs. but diesels rule the towing world when it comes to mpg and capacity.

    I have herd talks that chevy is coming out a 1500 with a duramax minimax diesel.
     
  16. Jan 19, 2011 at 2:05 PM
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    I'm not buying a Ford. And I am looking anywhere from 2008-2010. Nothing older or newer.
     
  17. Jan 19, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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    Good pick but the ecoboost gets nowhere near 30mpg. More like 16 city/ 22 highway.
     
  18. Jan 19, 2011 at 2:26 PM
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  19. Jan 19, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    This is a ridiculous post...Chevy has been making their 5.3's for 70 or 80 years....a little biased post i would say..They are all pretty good.Just matters which truck fits your needs the best as far as budget and towing needs
     
  20. Jan 19, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    LOL I'm an EcoBoost fan too, but you're smoking something if you think it gets 30 mpg. More like 22-24. :)
     
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