Greetings from Vermont. I'm the original owner of a 2005 regular cab Tundra, 2wd with the 4.0 in Dessert Sand Mica. I've done most of my driving for the last 10 years on a 2007 Yaris (recently upgraded to a 2017 Mazda 3), so the Tundra only has 39,000 miles.
I have had my Tundra SR5 since new in 2000.
I love this vehicle.
Speed, power, refined and above all reliable.
I never thought I would ever kill this amazing beast.
It has pulled my trailer for many years and been a great dependable work truck.
I finally caused it to have a fatal injury.
My wife had a stroke before Xmas and I have been beating this vehicle up. Stop, start, speed...you name it.
Tranny finally went.
Seeking a solution to see if I can save it.
Whilst Tundras of these early years have really kept their value mine hasn't because it was a work truck.
Depreciation be damned...Thank You Toyota.
If there is ever a way we should judge vehicles is on how bad they depreciate.
I see good Tundras with 120K miles from 2000 era selling for $3K average and twice that at dealers.
Contrast that to a 2004 Jag XJ8 VDP I bought at bankruptcy auction. I thought I had a good deal at $1K.
Oh what a horrendous mistake.
What a terribly over engineered vehicle. You don't see many because they are worth more dead than alive.
Here is a vehicle costing some 4 X more than the lowly Tundra and yet is worth less today than a decent condition 2000 yr model truck.
I will buy another Tundra and I love that old style. It has plenty of room inside and is big enough on outside.
The latest models are just overkill IMO.
Hello all. Thanks for access to your active forum (too many good forums are fading away because of fb groups, ew) and am glad to be here.
On Friday I picked up a "new" family hauler which can also tow a few of my cars around as needed. Has a few scratches and some miles, but a recent new frame and many other new parts while it was getting swapped.