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I've owned both the 2004 and 2006 Tundra DC 4.7L's.

I just got a 2007 also with the 4.7L.

A few impressions:

*feels more peppy
*better roll on w/out excessive down-shifting
*haven't found the speed-limiter yet, but 100mph is pretty easy
*tranny seems to be smarter...see above roll-on comment
*I'm pretty sure the engine/tranny is unchanged, which is weird..maybe a truck weight/size/length issues (DC vs single cab?)
*sequential shift feature - I totally dig it, but the auto works so well, I only have been using it off road and in 4x4 conditions
*brakes are Godly. Very strong, zero issues

Cruise control:
*thank God, the '07 cruise actually works..
*no excessive downshifting at the slightest hill
*'07 cruise works perfectly

*this is a much larger truck
*feels much taller/wider
*christ this is a huge door...
*bed is much much larger, deeper, etc

Dash board controls:
*much much much much better
*love the micro-adjust features
*love the feel of the knobs turning smoothly
*love the dual-zone heating/cooling
*gloss-black stereo looks dirty instantly..not crazy about that

Lighting controls:
*I'm loving the lighting controls
*especially the rear cargo area light
*i was annoyed by the '06, it would always come on every time i open a door
*now I can leave it to the door option, manually off, or manually on, all the time
*same for inside cab
*I know my '06 had a cargo-of feature, but it would reset every time a new door was opened

Cab storage:
*loving the under-seat storage on the front seat
*loving the middle arm rest seat fold down dealio
*loving the in-door little storage feature
*loving the dual-glove box thingie - my son loves the top one, for his little toys, stuffed animals, etc, his own little cubbie
*NOT loving that there is no change/coin storage feature in this truck..WTF?

*I don't carry a lot of heavy stuff
*but I do carry motorcycles and gear
*the '07 clearly carrys the load better - firmer
*doesn't sag or "feel loaded" with a couple dirt bikes in the rear
*with my bike and all my gear, cooler, gas tank - i can't tell it's there
*I don't understand the technical differences between 1/2, 3/4, and 1-ton, will start a new thread, but this feels much firmer than my '06

The Ride quality:
*this is definitely firmer than the '06
*less car-like, more truck-like
*I take it this is a natural progression of what they are trying to make this truck...on part with the domestics in the "big bad truck" category
*me likie...but you may not...

*finally, steel rear non-painted bumper...didn't care for the painted plastic before
*bed and bed rails feel stronger - I can walk on my bed-rails without them flexing under me (220lbs)
*love the option of the bedrail tie-down system, although mine doesn't have it installed - always an option
*love the tail-gate assist feature...1-handed up/down w/out effort
*the regular 6-disc changer stereo sounds as good or better than my '06 limited's JBL whatever...
*this is quieter than my '06 (road/wind noise)

Thats all I can think of right now.

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Good comparison. Nice to actually read about how much more functional and intuitive the 07 dash is instead of the usual "it's ugly and plasticky" crap.

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