2000 Toyota Tundra Review

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KOHALA COAST, Hawaii — High on the slopes of Mauna Kea, a towering volcano that dominates typography on the big island of Hawaii, a steep trail composed of silky pumice and chunky lava rock traces up the hill through tree-studded pastures on a working cattle ranch.

To reach the high ground requires a husky vehicle equipped not only with a tall chassis and traction applied to all wheels, but also the strength of Hercules to move a heavy machine up that slippery path.

For this chore no eensy-weensy compact pickup will suffice. You need a full-size truck with muscles bulging. That's where Toyota's new Tundra pickup goes to work.

So push a dash button to switch into low range of four-wheel-drive, rack the shift lever down to bottom gear, then ease on throttle and hitch the power of 245 horses from a new dual-cam V-8 engine. But first, get a grip with nubby all-terrain tires that bite into the loose pumice and send it flying rearward as we move steadily up the slope, bumping over bits of lava and bucking over undulating humps of the challenging route.

The Tundra claws its way to the top of the trail, along the way demonstrating a dramatic vertical articulation of each front wheel, thanks to an independent wishbone suspension that enables it to climb over outback obstacles as easily as it glides over smooth pavement.

Ain't that American?
With its high stance, torque-heavy V-8 engine and a 4x4 traction system capable of tackling off-road rough stuff, Tundra quickly confirms it has all of the necessary ingredients to run with the big dogs of American trucking.

It does so now, following a $1.2 billion investment for a new manufacturing facility pitched in the heart of America's Corn Belt at Gibson County, Indiana. The truck, bearing a model-year 2000 badge and rigged with either a V-6 or V-8 engine and rear- or four-wheel drive, reaches market this spring. Toyota will build 100,000 trucks each year at the new plant, along with a projected 50,000 units for a future full-size sport-utility wagon derived from the Tundra.

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February 22, 2016
2000 Toyota Tundra Access Cab V8 Automatic SR5

still going strong

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it's a little smaller than other trucks but it has a smooth ride and powerful engine.
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September 5, 2015
2015 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT 1794 (Natl)

Huge improvement from my 2013 Tundra I had

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The interior is awesome, I got mine with every option came in at 57k. Worth every penny. The sound system is Great. Much better then the Denali system I had in 2009. The leather seats look amazing and the... + More »
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June 16, 2015
For 2015 Toyota Tundra

Worst vehicle I have ever owned.

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Purchased my 2008 Tundra new. Later that year it accelerated out of control. Curiously as part of the acceleration problem the stereo system blew out when it accelerated. I believe it's an ale trivial problem... + More »
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April 14, 2015
For 2015 Toyota Tundra

Everything is just great about the truck. Gas id terrible. I really ger about 8 mpg with AC off.

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Tundra is a great vehicle. This is my third one, that is 2013, 14 and 15. All of then are just great, looks, performance, reliability, etc. The only problem is gas millage. It's the lowest among any US made... + More »
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July 2, 2015
2014 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 5.7L V8 6-Speed AT LTD (SE)

Awesome truck, great pulling power.

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I have owned these trucks since they first imported them back in the early 70's. Back then it was an 1800 cc with a 4 speed manual. They sure have come a long way since then. My 2014 DC 5.7Ltd TRD 4X4 is a... + More »
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May 12, 2015
2014 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed AT LTD (Natl)

Best truck!!!

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Best truck to own!!! Needs to upgrade MPG. Price is ok.
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April 28, 2015
For 2012 Toyota Tundra

I believe this one is a Winner

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This review is for my Tundra Limited 4 x 4. Purchased it used 25000 miles. It has all the " Bells and Whistles " you could want. First owner added running boards that extend and retract when the doors are... + More »
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April 17, 2015
For 2008 Toyota Tundra

Tough and reliable truck

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One of the very best trucks I've ever owned. Drives and handles well but only gets about 15 MPG
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May 28, 2015
2006 Toyota Tundra AccessCab V8 SR5 (Natl)

Perfect truck

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This is the perfect vehicle for work or play... With 150,000 miles, cranks ever time and no problems ever..
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April 28, 2015
2004 Toyota Tundra DoubleCab V8 SR5 (Natl)

Almost perfect except for a couple of things

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I liked my 2002 Tundra Access Cab to buy the larger Double Cab when it first came out. The first defect that I noticed was common to both trucks. The original shocks are inadequate and resulted in very poor... + More »
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