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02-06-2010, 11:27 PM
I have been looking at trucks and cant decide between a ford f150 crew cab with a 5.8 or a toyota tundra double cab with a 5.7. Both are around the same price. not worried about the recent problems on toyota. What do you think i should do. No dodge and No chevy. Dodge=bad Chevy=bad dealer. What are your experiences with these trucks by the way they would both be 2010. Also should i go used. The new ones only cost 4000 ish more that an 06 07 with 30000+ miles

02-07-2010, 08:35 AM
New one for $4000 more and 3-4 year more warranty than the old is the sensible choice.

02-07-2010, 10:09 AM
what kind of fuel mileage does each get, I like fords, but would be inclined to try a Toyota out...good luck

02-07-2010, 11:19 AM
The toyotas get around 13 mpg and the fords around 15 mpg. We have looked at reviews and it seems that the toyota is not that great so i was trying to find someone with a toyota to help me out on this

02-07-2010, 11:44 AM
Quality will be about the same with both. If you drive carefully the Tundra will get better gas mileage without a load, hwy or city. Under load I think the Ford would do better on mileage.

The Toyota will tow/stop/handle better than the Ford.

The 5.7 in the Toyota is very strong and it will make the Ford look like a toy.

My opinion.

02-07-2010, 12:40 PM
Well first off the Fords engine is a 5.4l. Personally i would go with the Ford. I absolutely love my 09, and everything about it. Mine will get 20 hwy, and 15 in town. Towing i havent really checked, since it has not towed all that much yet. I have friends with Tundras and they like em well. Just complain about the fuel economy. Altho one of my friends loved his tundra at first and then a year later hated it with a passion, and now he has a new dodge. Said its twice the truck the Tundra is...not sure about that statement tho...ha! Either way its not a bad choice.

Hoy landscaping
02-07-2010, 02:40 PM

02-07-2010, 03:39 PM
Look at www.edmunds.com.

mike lane lawn care
02-07-2010, 07:12 PM

so the Toyota then? it has more American workers touch it than the ford does

02-07-2010, 07:29 PM
Here's the way that I look at it. If you want a truck, go for the american ones (GM, Ford, Dodge) and if you want a car go for the Toyota or Honda.

But I have no experience whatsoever with toyata trucks. I know the Nissan ones are nice though.

02-08-2010, 12:42 AM
I debated between the F150 and Tundra last year. I decided on the Dbl Cab Tundra on one simple item, the motor. There was a huge difference in power. You can't go wrong on either one, but if you're going to tow, the Tundra is a better option. FYI, the Tundra is built in the US and has more American made parts in it than any other truck on the road....although, that might be a bad thing, ex. the gas peddle assy.

Buy American


02-10-2010, 02:40 PM
FYI, here's a article regarding the Tundra's rear end compared to a 3/4-1 ton.

02-11-2010, 04:58 PM
think we are getting the tundra but friday we are going to test drive the 4.6 and comare it to the 5.7 and get it based on which one we like better

02-11-2010, 05:25 PM
Are you talking about the V6? That would be such a mistake.

02-11-2010, 10:16 PM
Ford only makes a V8 f150 now Gravelyguy

02-11-2010, 11:52 PM
4.6 vs 5.7??? why dont you do a worthy comparison..thats apples and oranges..
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02-11-2010, 11:59 PM
4.6 vs 5.7??? why dont you do a worthy comparison..thats apples and oranges..
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Thats what I was thinking. Unless you want to compare MPG. A Toyota 4.6 vs the Ford 4.6 would be comparable.

02-12-2010, 12:55 AM
go ford!:)

02-16-2010, 06:45 PM
I have an 07 Tundra double cab 5.7L and tested all the others when I got it. If you are pulling you will totally love the 401 ft lbs of torque from the Tundra over a great broad power band. The 6 spd tranny with 4.30 gears in the huge 10.5 inch rear end is great for pulling, brakes are large and stop good too. If you look past the end of your hood and see what is going on infront of you the fuel mileage will be just fine, empty on the highway I get 25-27 mpg. Just my 2 cents