New Toyota Tundra’s Recalled for Spun Crank Bearing

   / New Toyota Tundra’s Recalled for Spun Crank Bearing #111  
"What was supposed to be so great about those old '80s tacomas anyway" Oaktree

no such thing as 80's tacomas, that model wasn't released till '94 or so. while the earlier 4cyl may be "woefully weak" by today's stds, the 22re 4cyl engine ('82-'94) was probably Toyota's most rock solid reliable engine built to date.

the current full size models may be more powerful & comfortable, but look how fraught with problems as evidenced by this thread

rust? it's a matter where you live & owner's overall care. had my '92 Toyota undercoated right out of showroom...not a sign of rust, original engine @ 324k still running strong. regards,

To be fair, if you're driving a rusty vehicle in Arkansas... well, it's either old or neglected.
 
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What was supposed to be so great about those old '80s tacomas anyway? Woefully underpowered, and you could almost stand and watch the bed and front fenders rust away. I do recall them being popular with the mud kiddies for a while.

Im talking about the early 2000's style. Yes, terribly underpowered but I just thought they were cool. And rust, you're 100% right there.
"What was supposed to be so great about those old '80s tacomas anyway" Oaktree

no such thing as 80's tacomas, that model wasn't released till '94 or so. while the earlier 4cyl may be "woefully weak" by today's stds, the 22re 4cyl engine ('82-'94) was probably Toyota's most rock solid reliable engine built to date.

the current full size models may be more powerful & comfortable, but look how fraught with problems as evidenced by this thread

rust? it's a matter where you live & owner's overall care. had my '92 Toyota undercoated right out of showroom...not a sign of rust, original engine @ 324k still running strong. regards,

You must be living under a rock to not know about the serious frame issues the Taco's had for many years, huge recalls. I know of three people that Toyota had to either buy back their truck or replace the frame. And this wasn't just in the rust belt either.
 
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i feel fortunate to have the pre taco model ('92 called deluxe model). having a taco rust prob like that is unacceptable. a thorough under wash after every snow treatment helps a lot. regards
 
   / New Toyota Tundra’s Recalled for Spun Crank Bearing #114  
After being harangued by my wife, brother, and financial counselor I have finally decided to replace my aging '92 Toyota SR5 extra cab 4wd truck. I am going to buy a 2019 Tundra Limited. If I can find one. I don't want the crew cab, I want the other cab option. I forget what it is called. The cab is shorter and the bed longer. Anyway, they are proving to be hard to find. The last vehicle I financed was in 1992. I don't know if paying cash will make it easier to buy but wherever I end up buying it is gonna be cash in hand.
Eric
 
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After being harangued by my wife, brother, and financial counselor I have finally decided to replace my aging '92 Toyota SR5 extra cab 4wd truck. I am going to buy a 2019 Tundra Limited. If I can find one. I don't want the crew cab, I want the other cab option. I forget what it is called. The cab is shorter and the bed longer. Anyway, they are proving to be hard to find. The last vehicle I financed was in 1992. I don't know if paying cash will make it easier to buy but wherever I end up buying it is gonna be cash in hand.
Eric
I was lucky to stumble onto mine. Bought it "used" ..2023 Limited with 1500 miles on it. The first owner had it a couple months and figured out that he wanted the full 4 door large cab. I ended up getting it and it's a CPO so it comes with a 100K mile warranty. .. If I had to do it again.. I think i would also opt for the full 4 door but with the 6.5 foot bed. It's a long truck, but I could also use the extra room in the back seat area. So far I do like the truck.. Has about 7k miles on it now. It does everything good.. but nothing great. Im really happy with the ride quality and overall driving characteristics of the truck. It's very tight and does not have that vague steering feel that's typical of 1500 series trucks. .. It's probably a 2 year truck for me and if it remains reliable I may stay with the brand on the next one.. The one complaint I have is that there was a vibration in the wheel at 70mph..The dealer had a Toyota field tech diagnose it as faulty motor mounts. I get it back this week and will update.
 
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. I could only wish that my newest Ram truck is as good as my 2008 Tundra has been
I could only wish that the new Tundras were as good as your 2008 has been. My employer ran mainly GM for years, but gradually switched over to Toyota as they found they were cheaper to run. The newer trucks are terrible though... there isn't even a way to hook onto the front if you get stuck. The last truck they bought was a 3/4 ton GMC... hopefully that will get around the eternal transmission and front end probpems.
YMMV. Had an '08 turdra (that's what my co-workers and I called it) for a company truck at my last job. Biggest POS that ever darkened my driveway. Some of the issues detailed here in a different thread.
It's funny how different people have luck with different vehicles. I owned two Dakotas,(91 & 93) which nickel and dimed me to death. The second was in part because of abuse by the previous owner, but many of the problems appeared in both trucks. Yet you've apparently had good luck with them.
 
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After being harangued by my wife, brother, and financial counselor I have finally decided to replace my aging '92 Toyota SR5 extra cab 4wd truck. I am going to buy a 2019 Tundra Limited. If I can find one. I don't want the crew cab, I want the other cab option. I forget what it is called. The cab is shorter and the bed longer. Anyway, they are proving to be hard to find. The last vehicle I financed was in 1992. I don't know if paying cash will make it easier to buy but wherever I end up buying it is gonna be cash in hand.
Eric

Double cab. I think they were not sold in the higher trim levels like Limited, or if they were there were not many of them.

I found a new double cab Tundra in 2017 that had been built to what I call "old man" spec- relatively low spec SR+ 2wd with driver's assist like nav and parking sensors. No one bought it so they were selling it cheap. It's been great. Unfortunately we'll be moving next year to somewhere that gets more snow than here and I'll want a 4wd truck for that, so I'll have to replace it. Probably not with a new Tundra.

I don't think that paying cash helps the buying process when its from a dealer. If you get a loan through them they make a good amount of money off it.
 
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Double cab. I think they were not sold in the higher trim levels like Limited, or if they were there were not many of them.

I found a new double cab Tundra in 2017 that had been built to what I call "old man" spec- relatively low spec SR+ 2wd with driver's assist like nav and parking sensors. No one bought it so they were selling it cheap. It's been great. Unfortunately we'll be moving next year to somewhere that gets more snow than here and I'll want a 4wd truck for that, so I'll have to replace it. Probably not with a new Tundra.

I don't think that paying cash helps the buying process when its from a dealer. If you get a loan through them they make a good amount of money off it.
My 2023 is a Double Cab Limited 4x4 . I think it's pretty well equipped.. but I'm honestly not really familiar with all the trim levels and options that they have. ..The limited I got has the dual power heated and cooled seats.. fancy rear view mirror that is a camera, pw pl remote start heated wheel etc..
 
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It's funny how different people have luck with different vehicles. I owned two Dakotas,(91 & 93) which nickel and dimed me to death. The second was in part because of abuse by the previous owner, but many of the problems appeared in both trucks. Yet you've apparently had good luck with them.
Yeah, my '01 with ~220k is still going strong. Still see quite a few gen 2 Dakotas around, even though they're all 20+ yo.
If they still made them, I'd go with a 3rd when this one retires.
Don't personally know anyone who ever bought a 2nd toyota truck.
 
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It's funny how different people have luck with different vehicles. I owned two Dakotas,(91 & 93) which nickel and dimed me to death. The second was in part because of abuse by the previous owner, but many of the problems appeared in both trucks. Yet you've apparently had good luck with them.
I know where you are coming from, every Ford we have ever owned, without exception, was nothing but a black hole. I would have been happy if it had been nickle and dime but no it was always $$$'s each and every time. For me the saying that 98% of all Ford's are still on the road, the other 2% made it back to the shop is accurate. After the last one I made the rule that if a "FORD" comes on the place it it had better have a 3 point hitch on the back.

Since this is a Toyota thread, for the record my Tundra Double Cab has all the bells and whistles I need, the most important one, dependable. It has been coast to coast and many places in between pulling a travel trailer and has not needed one thing other than normal maintenance (oil changes and a set of brake pads).
 
 
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