Crazy to buy a new '07 Tundra?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by tamo, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. tamo

    tamo LawnSite Member
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    I've been looking to upgrade my tacoma to a tundra for a few months now. I planned on buying a stripped down early model reg cab 2wd V8 off of craiglist with cash. Haven't had any luck finding anything priced right yet.

    I was at the local Toyota dealer today looking at used Tundras and ended up taking a look at new '07's. I've never bought a new vehicle in my life so I never considered it before. I asked the guy to show me the cheapest new Tundra on the lot.

    Found a stripped down 2wd v8 (but still a ton of bells and whistles) for 25,000 with 0% financing or a $3500 rebate taking the price down to $21,500.

    The used Tundras I had been considering were all 9-12000 bucks with 120,00+ miles on them. Seems like this a pretty good deal to spend the extra money. I also LOVE the deeper box on the '07 that the older models don't have.

    I've never had a car payment before so that would be a new surprise every month, but I can swing the $230 a month it will be.

    Anyone who'd been in my shoes before, what kind of advise do you have.

    thanks a lot

    john
     
  2. huskres

    huskres LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 283

    I have a tundra and I love it. Im not so keen on the new ones though looks wise. I think all the newer trucks out there have gotten way to big...My Tundra is the size of a early 90's chevy or so. It sucks when my buddy has to park in the back of the parking lot because he cant get his truck into a normal spot. Anyways with yours is that just the regular cab longbed? Which v8 does it have also?
     
  3. tamo

    tamo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 213

    yeah the reg cab longbed which I want. 4.7 v8

    what year is yours, what kind of mileage to do get?

    thanks
     
  4. pclawncare

    pclawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 991

    Hope you dont want to pull anything with the 4.7 i have an 06 and while its a great truck to drive and i really like it when it comes to pulling it just doesnt have it
     
  5. ATL Lawn

    ATL Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 318

    im sorry, but $20k car payment is more like $380-$420 a month

    now a $12,000 car is only $200-$230 ( @ 60 months)
     
  6. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,712

    good luck finding a long bed reg cab tundra of any year! -i had to buy a new one to get one. the one you looked at sounds perfect-buy it! the shallow bed of the old style is a def drawback. avoid the bigger v8. the 4.7 is a proven winner. i have the v6 and its fine for power and mpg
     
  7. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    the 4.7 is a dog... dont buy if your plannin on pullin with it.
     
  8. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Over $20,000 is 4x4 pricing in my mind. You can get a chevy/gmc 2500 4x4 with the 6.0l in the low 20,000's. Make it a 1500 2wd with the 4.8l and your talking mid teens for a leftover. I do like the new tundras but why waste that much money. Maybe the salesman was quoting you a high price---I'd shop around pretty hard before I'd consider that deal.
     
  9. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,785

    i just bought an 08 f350. learn from my mistake, before you buy it, get an insurance quote in writing. my quote was $462/ 6 months, and it jumped up to $982/ 6 months. we are still shopping around for insurance and im supposed to pick it up tonight.
     
  10. Willofalltrades

    Willofalltrades LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,000

    Ford, Chevy, Dodge... take your pick... they will be cheaper and a better work truck
     

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