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I just traded my "old" 2006 Tundra DC on a 2007 Double Cab. I did this about a month ago and my impressions are:
The '07 power is still putting a smile on my face
The'07 has more goodies and a more modern interior (Particularly it has a better instrumentation panel, transmission temp etc.)
The '06 was more bland styling wise
The '06 was better behaved (smoother power delivery)
The '07 can transmit more vibes when getting on the throttle in first and second gear
The '06 had better leg room in the rear.
The '07 tows better
The brakes are killer!

All in all, I feel it was a good move, but the '06 had a silky quality about it that I miss. If you don't need the extra towing capacity......
 

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We tow a few times a year, two of those are 1000 miles each to Canada July and September. Got a couple good hills to pull going up through PA and NW but no real steep ones.With what I learned here and other sites I was sure the 06 was just right for us, so far no regrets.Like I told Mommy though, if I find too many slip-shod recalled build issues happening, its GONE! I've spent a little money on it to get it like I want and I like driving it but as far as loving my truck......... if it ain't breathing I don't love it.
 

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I own an 06, and sat in an 07 at the dealer the other day when my truck was in for the ball joint recall. I didn't like the view with the hood when you're sitting in the driver's seat in the 07. It blocks the view of the front-side areas and I would imagine it would make maneuvering around a parking lot a real pain. I also didn't like how you have to reach over to control the stereo. I'm 6'5", and it was a reach for me. The bed sides are also much higher than my 06, which would make grabbing things out of the back more of a hassle.

Unfortunately the 06 might be my last Tundra. I went with the Tundra because it is refined and very "car like" in its drivability, yet is still a truck and has truck capabilities. Being slightly smaller than the other full size trucks makes it easier to live with on a daily basis with things like parking and stuff. The 07 is just overkill for my needs since I don't really tow, and if I did, the 06 w/ the 4.7 would be just fine. But I don't plan on getting rid of my 06 for a long time anyway since it's only a year old and hasn't even hit 9k miles yet.
 

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....I would imagine it would ake maneuvering around a parking lot a real pain.
Trust me when I say that the 07 is a DREAM to maneuver in parking lots compared to the 06. Drive one, even if just around a parking lot, and you'll quickly see exactly what I'm talking about.
 

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I just traded my "old" 2006 Tundra DC on a 2007 Double Cab. I did this about a month ago and my impressions are:
The '07 power is still putting a smile on my face
The '06 had better leg room in the rear.
I don't think you're comparing apples to apples there.

The '07 "double cab" is replacing the 06 "Access Cab"....

If you want to compare leg room, compare your '06 Double cab to the '07 Crewmax.
 

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I don't think you're comparing apples to apples there.

The '07 "double cab" is replacing the 06 "Access Cab"....

If you want to compare leg room, compare your '06 Double cab to the '07 Crewmax.
Oh crap!!! Here we go.:(
 

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Actually, the '07 DC is closest to the '06 double cab with only 3" less leg room. I realized that going into it, and the '07 still has enough room.
I also agree that reaching over the side into the '07s bed is virtually impossible to get something out of the bed. Also, the bed is much higher (anyone for a cheesy Ford-style tailgate step?) Getting into the bed is harder. On paper, the '07 seem(ed) like a slam-dunk. Don't get me wrong, I like it and all, but I hate to say it, the '06 fit like a perfect glove. Big enough to do what most of us weekend warriors want it to do, but civil enough to be a daily commuter. My advice to anyone with a low mileage 04-06 DC and don't need 10,300 lbs towing: Be content with what you've got. The 1st gens are still fantastic trucks.
 
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