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Old 03-22-2013, 03:43 PM
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I am buying a new truck, this weekend and I am sitting here searching the internet all over the place....so figured I would ask some members about there trucks. I am looking at 3 trucks, Toyota Tundra Crew Max Limited, Ford f150 and Chevy 1500 ltz.....

I work out of my truck and really want a comfortable ride and quite ride...I have a tundra now that is lifted and just not practical at all that is the reason for the new truck.

I really dislike the the F150 as the price seems pretty high and I am still not convinced about the eco boost system just want some real life stories....

I do like the chevy 1500 and it seems like it would fit me the best....looking at crew cab..

The toyota is a nice looking truck but dont know if Its worth the same money as the other 2.....

I use the truck for work mostly...driving on the high way and home projects.....

Look foreword to your responses....
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Seems to me you have already made up your mind. They are all good trucks. Buy yours and be happy.
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What year is your Tundra? I have a '10 crewmax it is a nice truck but not good on gas. I have a friend with a Chevy 1500 crewcab same year with the 5.3 gets much better mileage.
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There's a redesigned Silverado/Sierra coming soon to dealers, I sure wouldnt buy the last model year of the current style.

I own a 2010 Tundra but I would certainly buy a new Ford if the deal were right.
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i have/had both '07 chev and '07 tundra.
the chev hands down will give you the nicest ride.
love the power of the Toyota 5.7, but definitely drives/feels more like a traditional truck.
Can't say anything about Ford, just that my experiences with Ford vehicles (albeit no Ford Trucks) have been a very negative experience and will never buy Ford car -- ever and likely not buy a Ford truck either.
Dodge Ram generally is the cheapest of the 4, but i see not in your choice list.
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What year is your Tundra? I have a '10 crewmax it is a nice truck but not good on gas. I have a friend with a Chevy 1500 crewcab same year with the 5.3 gets much better mileage.
My tundra is a 2011 with the 5.7.

I also lifted it and put 35"s on it. Getting 11mpg now and a shitty ride. Looks like the Chevy will be the getting another test ride in morning
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There's a redesigned Silverado/Sierra coming soon to dealers, I sure wouldnt buy the last model year of the current style.

I own a 2010 Tundra but I would certainly buy a new Ford if the deal were right.
That is interesting because I like buying the last year (98 and 13) because I hope all the bugs have been worked out of them. I actually bought the 13 b/c I couldn't stand the 2014 dash in the GMs. I will never buy a Ford due to the issues my company trucks have had. Buy the truck you are the most comfortable driving the brand doesn't matter usually if you are comfortable (unless you are like me then I only buy Chevrolet trucks due to brand loyalty and personal reliability experience). Remember girls like guys in bowties.
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I think you owe it to yourself to look at the the Ram 1500. I understand it was not on your list, but i have a 2012 crew cab hemi and it rides awesome and i get 17-19 mpg on the highway. For the price, it is hard to beat.
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2012 Silverado 1500 LT Z71 Crewcab 5.3L engine, 3.42 rear gear

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65 mph 19-20mpg
70-72 mph 18+mpg
78-79 mph low 17's mpg

I have not trailered/pulled anything yet??

Truck has a good solid, very comfortable ride...my only complaint is the cheap looking, light weight plastic control switches on dash and steering wheel.
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You didn't mention if you tow or not...

I bought an '11 Tundra with a 4.6 and a tow package. It gets a lower gear and tranny cooler, etc...

For the past month my wife has been driving it...and I can bring up the avg mpg and regularly see 18 - 19 mpg. And this isnt a snapshot on the highway at an ideal speed...this is overall avg mpg. The best I saw was 17..

After owning the Tundra, with the best reliability, why look elsewhere?
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You didn't mention if you tow or not...

I bought an '11 Tundra with a 4.6 and a tow package. It gets a lower gear and tranny cooler, etc...

For the past month my wife has been driving it...and I can bring up the avg mpg and regularly see 18 - 19 mpg. And this isnt a snapshot on the highway at an ideal speed...this is overall avg mpg. The best I saw was 17..

After owning the Tundra, with the best reliability, why look elsewhere?

I do like the the tundras reliability. It's a great truck but when I truly believe the tundra is a couple years behind chevy and ford with fuel economy. I used to average 15. Never saw anything better than 16 even on the highway on cruise for a long drive. If this silverado can average 20 on the highway I will be happy.

I think my reasoning for going chevy is largely based on price. I can't get into a crewmax limited platnuim for less than 45k

I can get a chevy ltz loaded for 41 k.

I guess I am over the tundra because of my dealers unwilling to negotiate
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Just curious why not put your Tundra back to stock? I do not think you could ever recoup the loss you would incure selling your current truck plus the additional cost of the new truck with a 5mpg mileage increase.
I like my Tundra but do not like the mileage, I have thought about getting something that gets better mileage but the numbers just do not work.
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I just bought 2013 GMC Short/Crew 5.3 with 3:42 axle. Buddy just bought 2013 Toyata loaded, both loaded (&same color). We both getting about the same MPG.. Hard to get above 15mpg, Keep in mind that both of these are driven hard with lot of stop and go. Friend just did a 600 mile higway trip, 5 people, running 70mph or more in toyota and he got 14.8 on whole trip. These are pretty much same #'s I got from my 02 Tahoe traded in.. While I see no improvmeent in mpg in 10 years (chevy) there sure is a lot more power!
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Just curious why not put your Tundra back to stock? I do not think you could ever recoup the loss you would incure selling your current truck plus the additional cost of the new truck with a 5mpg mileage increase.
I like my Tundra but do not like the mileage, I have thought about getting something that gets better mileage but the numbers just do not work.
I dont want to put on new tires about 1200 to go back to stock. I got a good number for my trade in and need the space of a crew max.

Is the Eco boost a good deal ?
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Witz67 I love my 13 eco-boost and I think you should at least give a new 150 a test drive and if you don't like the eco-boost the 5.0 is a great motor both will give you better mileage than the Tundra.

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I was in the same boat as you recently. I love Fords but all my research revealed comparable F150's vs the Toyota Tundra that the Ford was about $6-8K more.
So, I jumped ship and went with the Tundra Crewmax 4x4. So far the most revealing fact about the Tundra is how quiet it is when running 65 mph. Solid as a rock and handles very nice.

I have no regrets about buying the Tundra.
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I dont want to put on new tires about 1200 to go back to stock. I got a good number for my trade in and need the space of a crew max.

Is the Eco boost a good deal ?
Gotcha, did not realize you did not currently have a crewmax. The space it great in the crewmax, I ordered mine as I could not find any without the front center console. Mine can seat 6 which was a requirement, the front driver and passenger seats are the same just instead of the big center console it is a seat that the back fold down on to make a storage area/center console. I also prefer the column shift. I have 2 dogs that are 45lbs and 65lbs, they can both lay on the floor in the back which is great to keep them off the seats.
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Since the problems I had with the two Chevy's I owned and the principle of the bailout, I'd rather walk and carry a Ford hubcap than throw good money at another Chevrolet. Owned a F350 for 13 years and had very few problems with it, have an F150 now and love it. Own a Toyota LC and Sequoia now and they are great vehicles. Had a Toyota 4X4 with the 22R engine and kick myself for ever selling it. Might own a Tundra in the future but as far as trucks go, I'll stick with my Fords for now.
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My 2012 chevy is weak and gets TERRIBLE mileage. Im at 14.8 right now. My lifted F150 with 35's on it got 13. Truck rides and drive good but no more chevy's for me.
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