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I'm in the parking lot heading to my truck when I notice 2 guys walking around my truck while talking and pointing at it. Now mind you that I'm one of those who parks WAY out in the lot to avoid door dings & there's not another vehicle within 20 parking spaces. Anyway, as I get up to my truck one of the guys asks me what kind of truck it is (my truck is totally debadged). I told them it was a Tundra. Immediately the other guy states that he thought it was one of those new Tundras & wanted to know how I liked the big motor and the bigger truck. You should have seen the look on their faces when I told them it was a 2006 model. The one who asked me how I liked the "New" Tundra said he was told by friends that the previous generation Tundra was a mid sized truck but that my truck seemed as large as his. He asked me to wait a minute and went and got his truck. It is a 2005 Silverado. When he parked next to my "little" Tundra we found out that they were almost the identical size with one exception. My "little" Tundra (with no lift) sits higher than his truck. They were very impressed with my truck and wondered aloud why Toyota needed a bigger truck. They both agreed that there is a misconception among many who own 1/2 ton trucks on the actual size of the pre 2007 Tundras. This is the second time someone has wondered what my truck is since I debadged it. Kinda fun!
 

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Its understandable, Double Cabs are big.

If you had a reg or Access Cab they would probably have thought it was the midsize.

The bed on my AC is the same size as my father's 97 F-150, except his is deeper and his tailgate feels 50 pounds heavier.

Its the small cab that makes the truck look mid sized.
 

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I've received that reaction quite a bit with my 04 DC, a few weeks back, some guys were doing the same thing outside the liqour store (hic!) and asked if mine was the new '07.....somehow I never tire of hearing that:D
 

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I'm surprised people still walk up to me in parking lots and ask questions about my truck, if I'm happy with it, if I'd get another one, what its capable of doing, etc.

When I drove an F-150, nobody gave a rats @$$.
 

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Hey dew, that's funny. I debadged my DC except for the "Limited" on the rear doors and the "V8 4WD" on the tailgate. I also got the Darrell Waltrip type grille. I see your truck is a Darrell Waltrip Edition, nice. Right after I put on the grille I took my wife to the local jewelry store right before Christmas. As soon as I walked in the owner of the store asked me what kind of truck I had. I said "you can't tell?" and he said "no". I was hoping something like that would happen. He said he wanted to go out and look at it before we left. He liked the Tundra, said it was a nice truck. He had a nice Chevy truck. His son owned a truck accessory store and he had custom wheels, bed lid and a bunch of other stuff on it and he was still impressed with the Tundra.
 

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I came out of an '03 Silverado and the Tundra DC is almost identical in length to my Silverado Ext. cab (6.5' bed). The Tundra isn't as wide, but it's not a huge difference, maybe 5" tops. I like the size really, the narrowness makes it easy to get in/out in the garage.
 

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Funny the same thing happened to me today as someone thought mine was the 07 Tundra. When I told him it was an 06 he said he really liked it. I get comments often on my DC but this is the first time someone thought it was an 07.
 

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In the last month, I have been asked about how I like my "New 2007 Tundra" when, in fact, it is a 2004 DoubleCab. I guess the new adavertising blitz has been making some inroads with the average "Joe". Just a couple nights ago at the local gas station, a die-hard Chevy man asked me how I liked the "New" truck and stated he was thinking of getting one. Apparently he has a 5 year old Dodge truck as well that has only 11,000 miles on it. Said the transmission went out and they refuse to warranty it because of calendar time. Note that it only has 11,000 miles! He said the tranny repair was $2,200 and he was kind-of sour on Dodge now. I told him my truck was a 2004 with almost 80,000 miles and has never been back to a Toyota dealer since it was driven off the lot the day I bought it. One set of replacement tires and one set of new Raybestos front brake pads a few thousand miles ago. Mobil 1 oil changes at Wal Mart since about 15,000 miles. That's all that has ever been done; oh yeah, I've replaced the winshield wiper blades twice.
 

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I get that sort of thing all the time, too, since I de-badged. I enjoy bragging on the truck, and I never mind the attention.

The only thing that bugs me is when people tell me they thought it was an F-150!!:eek: That's a pretty strong reason to leave the badges on, if you ask me!
 

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I'm in the parking lot heading to my truck when I notice 2 guys walking around my truck while talking and pointing at it. Now mind you that I'm one of those who parks WAY out in the lot to avoid door dings & there's not another vehicle within 20 parking spaces. Anyway, as I get up to my truck one of the guys asks me what kind of truck it is (my truck is totally debadged). I told them it was a Tundra. Immediately the other guy states that he thought it was one of those new Tundras & wanted to know how I liked the big motor and the bigger truck. You should have seen the look on their faces when I told them it was a 2006 model. The one who asked me how I liked the "New" Tundra said he was told by friends that the previous generation Tundra was a mid sized truck but that my truck seemed as large as his. He asked me to wait a minute and went and got his truck. It is a 2005 Silverado. When he parked next to my "little" Tundra we found out that they were almost the identical size with one exception. My "little" Tundra (with no lift) sits higher than his truck. They were very impressed with my truck and wondered aloud why Toyota needed a bigger truck. They both agreed that there is a misconception among many who own 1/2 ton trucks on the actual size of the pre 2007 Tundras. This is the second time someone has wondered what my truck is since I debadged it. Kinda fun!
My new Ridgeline gets some stares already, and I plan on doing some aesthetic things to it like I did with my Tundra. One of them, though, I'm still deciding on is debadging it.
 
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