what truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Trevor8, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. Trevor8

    Trevor8 LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 750

    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
     
  2. patpls

    patpls LawnSite Member
    from Mn
    Posts: 80

    New one for $4000 more and 3-4 year more warranty than the old is the sensible choice.
     
  3. buttaluv

    buttaluv LawnSite Senior Member
    from MidWest
    Posts: 529

    what kind of fuel mileage does each get, I like fords, but would be inclined to try a Toyota out...good luck
     
  4. Trevor8

    Trevor8 LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 750

    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
     
  5. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 2,517

    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.
     
  6. TXNSLighting

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

    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.
     
  7. Hoy landscaping

    Hoy landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Buy AMERICAN
     
  8. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
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  9. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    so the Toyota then? it has more American workers touch it than the ford does
     
  10. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.
     

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