:tu: GREAT THREAD! :tu: Not ONLY do I still LOVE my 2008 Tundra, I am in talks with a dealership, right now, to upgrade my situation to a new 2010 Tundra. This time I am getting ALL the bells and whistles. Last time I settled for the 4.7 Grade. This time going ALL THE WAY!Since there are so many threads on "selling the tundra" I figure I make a thread on "keeping on the tundra".....I like the Tundra just in case you guys didnt know :tu:
Id say so. Those who know they wont hold it long like to dump it while it still has some value, ie a trade value in the teens or 20s. I think after that its more to do with an unexpected change in circumstance. Most people are probably also leasing for 48 months or less if they go that route.When I was shopping for my used Tundra I found out that the majority of used cars fall in the 2-3 year old range. After 4+ year old it kinda tapers off in the classifieds. Does that mean after 4 years most people tend to hold on to their cars? And does that mean most people have an itch to get a new car every 2-3 years??
How do you keep something that you do not have??:abduction:
I've had mine going on 9 years now, 160,000+ miles. No problems so far and I've used the crap out of it. Wanting to upgrade to the 5.7 to help with towing our 5er, but will probably keep this one for a few more years.The plan is at least 10 years and 150-200 thousand miles. I love this truck. I also loved the last one before the front end and started to fall apart at under 75000 miles and I needed rotors once per year.
The PLAN is to keep it for at least a decade. But I make big down payments and stay 'right-side-up' on any vehicle I buy. Mine is an 09 Crewmax purchased new and I already owe less than 18K on it. If the time comes to walk away I like to be sure I'll make out OK. You just never know nowadays. The hardest part is making a dealer believe you're not lying when you say you owe nothing on your 5 yr old vehicle. I guess that's just not common anymore.