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Old 06-03-2019, 11:11 AM
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Default Help me Choose... 2011 Tundra vs F150

I have the opportunity to get either of these two trucks from a dealer auction tomorrow but I can't decide. I am currently in 2014 f150 4x4 crew cab but it doesn't have any of the options I really want.

The 2011 F150 is...EDIT...This truck has the 6.2L engine
2011 Ford F-150 4WD SuperCrew 145" Lariat Platinum
This truck has just about everything under the sun and only 106k miles. This one is going to cost more but I am willing to pay for it if I will get a better truck for the money. The cavernous interior is a nice thing when getting groceries, but I feel tiny driving my current crew cab truck. It is actually a downside sometimes when you want to grab something from the backseat while you are stopped at a red light. Unless you are a giant, you have to unbuckle and put the truck in park to reach. My current F150 has the 5.0L and it pulls just my boat great and the ride while trailering is great as well. I am sure the 2011 will be similar but I have no experience with the 6.2L on this new truck.

The 2011 Tundra is...
2011 Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck CrewMax 5.7L V8 6-Spd AT
It has less options than the F150 but it has in my opinion the better styling and looks that I prefer. I have never owned an automatic 4x4 truck so i was wondering if others with experience can chime in on whether they prefer switching into 4HI manually or if the Tundra does it nicely when needed? By brother in-law has a similar Tundra but his is newer and the Texas Edition so he has more options. I do like the interior space of the Tundra, but neither of us have never trailered anything with his truck.


I am expecting to pay around $18.5k for the Platinum and $17.5k for the Tundra. If this was your money, which truck would you choose and why???

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Old 06-03-2019, 11:47 AM
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Tundra hands down. Ford 5.4 is an anemic POS, with garbage fuel economy to boot.
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Old 06-03-2019, 11:53 AM
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Another vote for Tundra. I believe 2011 was the 5.0 v8, which had a nasty habit of taking out the engine block when a bearing failed (lots of them make the ticking noise to let you know its coming). I manage a fleet of 400+ trucks. The F150s of that vintage were/ are very expensive to maintain over 100K miles. The GM 1500 offerings (v8s) have not been much better.
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My opinion. Keep what you have, unless there’s a serious issue with it. Swanky options don’t make a truck better. Your 2014 5.0 is solid and most of the bugs were worked out.

The 2011 Ford should have a 5.0. As said above, it’s a first year 5.0 so it has a higher probability of potential issues.

The Tundra is a nice truck in that year, but the 5.7 will maybe average about 13 MPG.

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I have a 2007 tundra : almost 300k miles on it : been an amazing truck and i wouldn't consider buying anything but a Toyota Tundra: i've tried my best to kill this truck via towing , hunting , fishing , mountains , mud , sand ...ect but its impossible.

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$18K for a 8 year old vehicle with 106,000 miles FML
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$18K for a 8 year old vehicle with 106,000 miles FML
Thatís because a new one with similar options is $65k.
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Originally Posted by simeoncoleman View Post
$18K for a 8 year old vehicle with 106,000 miles FML
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Thatís because a new one with similar options is $65k.
You ainít kidding. I have a 17 Tacoma on lease. When I return it, itís payoff is a little over 27k. Itís no wonder manufacturers are going broke again. Some trucks cost as much as a house. And that 65k truck has the same plastic junk as the base model. They throw in fake pleather, couple of USB ports, and POS navigation and sell it for another 30k+. I am waiting to see how Chevy and Ford come out of this one. If they merge that will be some funny shit. Blue Oval with the Bow Tie inside or the Bow Tie with Ford inside.
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Sorry for the confusion but the F150 has the 6.2 L engine so it is the big boy!!!! Does that change anything about your opinions on the Ford?

I know Tundras are great trucks but trying to make the right decision here.
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Tundra for reliability. 160k+ on my 2011 and tows 8000lbs 75x+ a year.
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Another vote fortundra the automatic trans pulls fine mine has the manual mode L1 is pretty tourqey.
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Sorry for the confusion but the F150 has the 6.2 L engine so it is the big boy!!!! Does that change anything about your opinions on the Ford?

I know Tundras are great trucks but trying to make the right decision here.
raptor?
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Yep. Get the 6.2.
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In 2011 the 6.2L came in the Raptor and the Limited. Both get single digit fuel economy.
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raptor?
i think raptor is around 7 liters
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2010 Raptor had a 5.4 V8
2011-2014 Raptor had a 6.2 V8
2017 and up have a 3.5 HO EcoBoost

The 7 liter was a rumor tha never happened.
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Yeah it is a Limited so it has the same motor as the Raptor. I read an old thread that was reporting 11-13 combined driving with 6.2 which is what i was getting with my 05 Hemi 1500, so that doesn't scare me off. I think I am moving towards the Tundra for the long term and I can upgrade the technology on my own if I really want all that stuff.
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Originally Posted by Zac Penn View Post
Yeah it is a Limited so it has the same motor as the Raptor. I read an old thread that was reporting 11-13 combined driving with 6.2 which is what i was getting with my 05 Hemi 1500, so that doesn't scare me off. I think I am moving towards the Tundra for the long term and I can upgrade the technology on my own if I really want all that stuff.
6.2 is a beast of a motor, but mileage sucks. Not that the Toyota will be that much better.
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The 6.2 is going to guzzle fuel. If you drive it hard youíll be 9-10mpg, normal driving 10-13.
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Not trying to hi jack the thread but as far as the tundra goes I have a few questions for some actual owners.

The AIP pump failure. Is it a big of issue as everyone makes it out to be?

Cam tower leaks. Is it just seepage that doesnít require immediate attention or is it a large leak that needs an expensive repair?

Failing water pumps. Certain model years more prone to it?

I know toyotas are built and sold on reliability . I am throwing around the idea of trading in my 14 Silverado for a tundra but donít like the idea of trading one problem child for another due to the ďpotentialĒ expensive and maybe inevitable issues of the Toyota.

Again, not trying to hi jack just might help someone else as well
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