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Haven't been here in a while and just wanted to give an update on my 2008 CM 4x4 limited.

Truck has 44k miles. Not a single issue other than the saggy dash that the dealer made worse.


By far the best truck I've ever owned.

I just need a new set of tires. I still have the amazing bfg's that come with the trd package :rolleyes:

They are pretty worn but are still good for another 10-15k miles. I'm thinking about going with a 33" goodyear wrangler AT silent armor.


On a side note.

Isn't it kinda odd that Toyota seems to be the only auto company not advertising on tundrasolutions.com :confused: I see Chevy 1 tons, Ford f-150, and even a freaking bmw lol.
 

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That's good. Back in 2006, Toyota demanded this forum not to use the word Tundra on its name. Toyota doesn't want any affiliation with this site or any other Toyota vehicle forums. It's good to keep some distance.
 

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Funny thing is, I see 3 different Toyota ads in this thread 2 for the 4Runner and 1 for the Highlander!

Seems Toyota is an official sponsor, their ads are in every thread I've opened today!
 

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Thanks for the update...
On a side note. Isn't it kinda odd that Toyota seems to be the only auto company not advertising on tundrasolutions.com :confused: I see Chevy 1 tons, Ford f-150, and even a freaking bmw lol.
I also find it odd that I never see Tundra advertisements on TV either... there's a reason why companies pay big-bucks for marketing - It Works! Duh!
 

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Thanks for the update...I also find it odd that I never see Tundra advertisements on TV either... there's a reason why companies pay big-bucks for marketing - It Works! Duh!
even then the 2nd-gen tundra has been the best selling truck with out any advertising!
 

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Ford F150 sold 413,625 vehicles in 2009.(more than Toyota Camry)! Chevy Silverado 316,544. Dodge Ram 1500 sold 177,268. GMC Sierra 111,842. Toyota Tacoma sold 111,824. Toyota Tundra sold 79,385.
 

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Ford F150 sold 413,625 vehicles in 2009.(more than Toyota Camry)! Chevy Silverado 316,544. Dodge Ram 1500 sold 177,268. GMC Sierra 111,842. Toyota Tacoma sold 111,824. Toyota Tundra sold 79,385.
Good info, that just means less trucks like mine on the road:D
 

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Ford F150 sold 413,625 vehicles in 2009.(more than Toyota Camry)! Chevy Silverado 316,544. Dodge Ram 1500 sold 177,268. GMC Sierra 111,842. Toyota Tacoma sold 111,824. Toyota Tundra sold 79,385.

I find it curious that people ALWAYS screw up the above numbers.

Ford sold 413,xxx F-SERIES trucks.....this includes 150 all the way through 550. NOT JUST 150's

All the other manufacturers' numbers also include TOTAL sales; 1/2 ton and up......diesels, chassis cabs, duallys etc....

Don't get me wrong, 80K sold is NOT what Toy had in mind when the Tundra met its 200K 1st year goal (depending on how you count the "year's" sales) but when comparing JUST 1/2 ton to 1/2 ton the numbers would be significantly closer. In fact, I'd be willing to bet the Tundra EASILY out sold Dodge and GMC in 1/2 ton sales.


As far as advertising, Toy may have sluffed off as of late but NOBODY had more commericials for trucks than Toy in '07 and '08.......everything from giant teeter-totters to pendulams(?) ready for the kill. Who can forget the mighty Tundra saving the shipping container from a certain death???
 

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Ford F150 sold 413,625 vehicles in 2009.(more than Toyota Camry)! Chevy Silverado 316,544. Dodge Ram 1500 sold 177,268. GMC Sierra 111,842. Toyota Tacoma sold 111,824. Toyota Tundra sold 79,385.
better be careful posting numbers here..some members get very, very angry :rolleyes: :D and will follow you in every thread haunting you dont ask how I Know this :)
 

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I very highly doubt that Tundra outsold anybody in the 1/2 ton market (maybe it was close with Dodge...maybe). Those '07 commercials were cool, but it's important to have regular, consistent commercials to keep people interested.

If the only thing people see on TV is that the Tundra's gas pedal sticks... and they don't put anything out there to counter it, then people aren't going to feel the need to buy one. Good advertisement is meant to deliver that feeling of "gotta have it" and if you don't pull those strings in someone because of a lack of advertising... it's obvious that your sales are gonna suffer from it.
 

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I very highly doubt that Tundra outsold anybody in the 1/2 ton market (maybe it was close with Dodge...maybe). Those '07 commercials were cool, but it's important to have regular, consistent commercials to keep people interested.

If the only thing people see on TV is that the Tundra's gas pedal sticks... and they don't put anything out there to counter it, then people aren't going to feel the need to buy one. Good advertisement is meant to deliver that feeling of "gotta have it" and if you don't pull those strings in someone because of a lack of advertising... it's obvious that your sales are gonna suffer from it.

I'd be willing to bet that out of 111,000 GMC's that there was less than 80K 1/2 tons sold.

Dodge may be closer, but I was under the impression the majority of their truck sales were Cummins powered 3/4 ton and up.....even at 50%, that leaves it very close 1/2 ton to 1/2 ton.

As far as ads, it may be regional but we're saturated with Toy ads. But instead of showing daring feats of old, they show rebates/financing and have somebody narrating how much Toy cares for its customers.....:rolleyes:
 

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they show rebates/financing and have somebody narrating how much Toy cares for its customers.....:rolleyes:
I laughed at that one...same here in the southwest region. Shows some hispanic chick talking about how toyota loves her, old lady and guy saying they are buying for the 3rd time, blah blah...
 

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I very highly doubt that Tundra outsold anybody in the 1/2 ton market (maybe it was close with Dodge...maybe).
I OBJECT!

Someone forgot about the Titan?:D
 

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The numbers come from the Spring 2010 publication "Tools of the Trade" page 12, segment "Truckin' Around." The Ford numbers are for the F150. "The F150 continued to rack up the highest sales figures among all cars and trucks, with a grand total of 413,625."
 

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The numbers come from the Spring 2010 publication "Tools of the Trade" page 12, segment "Truckin' Around." The Ford numbers are for the F150. "The F150 continued to rack up the highest sales figures among all cars and trucks, with a grand total of 413,625."


LOL!!! Maybe "TOOLS" in the title refers to the author of the article???.....:D

It's a very common mistake, some reason people think F-150 when it is in fact F-"series".

Same with Ram "trucks" as opposed to 1500.

Note how at least Silverado and Sierra are not listed as weight dependent in your link.

Here is a current (and more accurate) report.

March 2010 Top 10 Year-to-Date Pickup Truck Sales - PickupTrucks.com News





March 2010 Top 10 Year-to-Date Pickup Truck Sales
Posted by Mike Levine | April 1, 2010


Top 10 Pickup Truck Sales in March 2010

No. 1: Ford F-Series
103,039 +26.3% YTD
March 2010: 42,514
March 2009: 32,728

No. 2: Chevrolet Silverado
72,480 +7.7% YTD
March 2010: 29,886
March 2009: 23,508

No. 3: Ram Trucks
38,042 -18% YTD
March 2010: 17,818
March 2009: 19,328

No. 4: Toyota Tacoma
24,513 -0.4% YTD
March 2010: 9,441
March 2009: 9,444

No. 5: GMC Sierra
23,502 +4.4% YTD
March 2010: 9,935
March 2009: 8,088

No. 6: Toyota Tundra
20,157 +11.3% YTD
March 2010: 10,785
March 2009: 5,547

No. 7: Ford Ranger
12,294 +8.9% YTD
March 2010: 4,445
March 2009: 4,879

No. 8: Nissan Frontier
8,578 +71.4% YTD
March 2010: 4,091
March 2009: 1,785

No. 9: Nissan Titan
5,669 +23.7% YTD
March 2010: 2,456
March 2009: 1,616

No. 10: Chevrolet Colorado
5,231 -32.2% YTD
March 2010: 2,045
March 2009: 2,617
 

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I laughed at that one...same here in the southwest region. Shows some hispanic chick talking about how toyota loves her, old lady and guy saying they are buying for the 3rd time, blah blah...
That's funny. We're on our 5th Toyota and after this air injection pump failure, I don't feel loved at all.

My wife was planning on trading her Honda in on a 4 Runner, but we decided to trade it in on a GMC Acadia this Friday instead.
 
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