2006 Toyota Tundra 4X4
There are 10 user reviews for the SR5 Double Cab trim shown below
- For the money you can't beat it
- Could use the 10 or 12 extra horses
It is perfect for anyone that only uses a truck to do the medial tasks that come with moving or yard work or any other non industrial use. The ride is incomparable and the look stands alone. And dependability is that of a toyota. It is light so it drives like a truck not a boat coasting down the highway....read morehide
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- Roomy Double Cab, deep bed, Toyota Quality, silky smooth V8
- 4.7L V8 is small for a full size but adequate
I have a 2004 SR5 DoubleCab and it has been a great truck. I traded my 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L ClubCab 4x4 on the Tundra. I choose the Rundra because of the value and Toyota quality. The comparable Dodge Ram 4x4 with ClubCab was $3500 more and the F150 was $3000 more than the Tundra and neither had the crew cab option for near the same price.
Everything in the Tundra is pure Toyota, from the action of controls, solid doors, seats, everything. The 4.7L V8 is not a giant V8 but it is basically the same V8 from the Lexus LS470 and it feel like a Lexus. Its quiet, smooth and responsive. I haul water 2-3 times a week (1,600lbs in the bed) for my house in a 200gal tank as well as firewood for my business and the Tundra pulls just as well as my Ram. Its an incredibly quiet highway cruiser, gets decent mileage (better than my Ram) and has easily engaged 4 wheel drive that you cant even tell when it switches.
Id suggest anyone needing a 1/2 ton pickup seriously look at the Tundra and compare its value against the Ford and Dodge. The new 2007 with the 5.7L V8 should put to rest any doubt that the Tundra is a serious contender in the full size market....read morehide
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- Quality and reliabilty
I bought a new Tundra because of all the talk about quality and reliabilty. The first time I needed the 4X4 it wouldn't work. I took it back to the dealer and was told the front wheel drive engaging device was installed from the factory incorrectly and damaged. this also caused the electronic control unit to burn out. One week in the shop and I'm back on the road. I hope nothing else was installed improperly,,, like the air bags!...read morehide
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- Nice exterior styling, reliability, fit-n-finish, resale value
- Gas mileage is very poor, interior appointments are basic and plain, ride is just so-so
I've had my 2006 Tundra SR5 Double Cab 4x4 for about six months. Everyone that I spoke with before purchasing claimed that it would be a very nice truck, and that I would love it. I also heard the infamous quote from several sources: "Rides like a car!" Meaning the ride is supposed to be exceptional. Well, I'll start by saying that even though the Tundra is a decent truck, in my opinion, it is nothing spectacular by any means. I had a 2005 Silverado, which the Tundra replaced. I had an isolated, and specific, problem with the Chevy that caused me to get rid of it and look toward the Japanese-engineered vehicles. I'll be perfectly honest.....the Silverado was a lot nicer than the Tundra in almost every respect. It had more features, cost less, and damn sure rode a whole lot better than the Tundra. But, I think the drive train in the Tundra is more solid than the GM product. Plus, my particular Tundra has a slight vibration to it at around 40 MPH. I thought it may have been the tire balancing, but it is not. Not quite sure what it is, but it is not a big deal; just there and somewhat noticeable, which is also slightly annoying on a $33K+ vehicle. Other than that, there is nothing really to speak of in terms of "problems" regarding the Tundra. It does get very poor gas mileage, too. I average about 13.2 MPG around town, and about 17 MPG on the highway. At that rate, I'm spending anywhere from about $200 - $250 in gas every single month, not to mention loan payment and insurance. Expensive!!! If given the choice again, I'm not quite sure I'd get another 2006 Tundra. I would definitely be leaning more toward the "nay" side, as opposed to the "yah" side. I drove the Titan during the time I was looking to buy. I would probably give it a shot next time around, after what I have seen with the Tundra over the past six months or so. I suppose I can offer one key piece of advice if you're thinking about purchasing the Tundra............don't really pay much attention to all of the hype from other sources. Give the truck a thorough test drive yourself, and then try to decide whether or not it may be right for you. And, did I mention that it definitely does not ride like a nice car, like a lot of folks claim?! The Silverado rode like a plush Cadillac, literally. The Tundra's ride is mediocre at best, in my opinion. Choose wisely......read morehide
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- Has good appearence
- A constant rattle in the dash and windshield, electronical problems with windows
I have owned a Nissan Frontier and most recently a Chevy 1500...No complaints with either, both were great compared to this truck. The Automatic windows get stuck and do not work, have had the truck in two times to fix the problem. There is a constant rattle in the dash. Toyota says it is caused by an Air Duct that is not properly lubed, however, they have lubed it two times and it still has not fixed the problem...It sounds like an airliner rattling down the runway....
Overall appearence is nice, but the truck is really not that comfortable. My good friend purchased an 06' F-150 about 6 months ago with zero problems and I have to say, I wish I had done the same....read morehide
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- Rides like a car, features of a truck, quit interior, large double cab -great interior room
- Turning radius, Hard to get in for smaller people. No spray on liner in bed.
I am a fan of Honda but the Ridgeline was a disappointment. I am a fan of Nisson but their truck was to hard looking.
But know I am a bigger fan of Toyota as this truck provides me with all the features I am looking for such as smooth ride, quite interior, truck toughness, simple layout on the dash, etc. I am very pleased with this truck and plan on having it for a long time....read morehide
13 out of 48 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Quiet, comfortable, good ride, Toyota reliability
- gas mileage, front styling, interior console and layout, stickers
First let's get past the criticisms, some of which clearly subjective. The grill is just ugly, the 3 horizontal chromed strips in/below grill give an artificial and contrived look, not like a truck should look. (Some of the Fords and Chevy's have far better looking front ends.) And please, Toyota, give us good old chrome bumpers rather than the painted ones that soon will show black when scraped even lightly. Inside, I understand that laws/lawyers may force the appearance of most of the labels found on the visors, but why in the world are they partly in French of all things? One label is in French only! Spanish I could understand, as a second language in the US, but in all of the western hemisphere who would want to see French, excepting citizens of Quebec? Next, the center console: top section is annoying in that its lid is hinged at the front, presumably to allow writing on a pad mounted on the inner lid, but I'll never write on a tablet (or talk on a phone!) when driving. Finally, the handles used to close the front doors of the SR5 are positioned such that it is awkward to reach the switches for windows, door locks, etc.
But there also are very good things about this pickup. It is quiet and comfortable and has good collision safety ratings, which is important to me especially because my grandkids sometimes ride with me. The V8 has ample power for my needs (I do not tow) and is quiet and the drivetrain is very smooth. Finally, this is my third Tundra and in most respects the most pleasing one, and I believe that I can depend on the absolute reliability I experienced with the previous ones.
Overall, I am pleased with the truck and would recommend it to friends.
I had considered waiting for the 2007 models but what I've learned about them thusfar has not impressed me favorably....read morehide
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- Outstanding performance! Very happy with the power and acceleration of the V8. Great ride.
- Not thrilled about the gas mileage. Not bad for a V8 4X4 but wish it could be better.
I switched from a Chevy Silverado 2WD Extra cab to the Tundra Double cab 4X4. There is a noticeable power advantage and acceleration in the Tundra over the Chevy 4800 V8. The Tundra is very comfortable and has a great ride for a 4WD.
The gas mileage is a bit dissapointing but it is about average for a 4WD with a V8. Over all, I love the Tundra and can't wait to exercise the 4WD capability....read morehide
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- Smooth and quiet
- Turning radius
I drove every full size truck on the market, and it ranked third on my list before the sales guys started talking. I was trading in my 1997 F-150 and wanted the new style and upgrade into a crew cab, but Ford thinks their new Ford F-150 is made of gold, and my trade in was made of dirt. It was funny, to me, that the Ford dealership offered me $1600 less than Toyota did for my Ford F-150 trade in. The GMC and Chevy dealers were also very take it or leave it, so I left their over-priced trucks. The problem with the Dodge was not the dealership, but the truck just felt very plain inside, Dodge has the best looking tires and that is it. The Nissan Titan was hands down the bad boy of the group and I tried my hardest to get it, but the sales guy would'nt let me take it for a test drive until I called in his boss. I am 33, 2 kids, and making descent money, and the sales guy talked to me like I was almost 16. The Tundra was the best bang for my buck, and my brand loyalty sits in my back pocket. I owned 2 Fords in September and 2 Toyotas by December. The Toyota Tundra is sweet and the Toyota dealership made it happen....read morehide
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- real power . quality . well built
- none so far
finally traded my 2005 ford sport trac in.what a nightmare that was. the tundra rides and drives like a car.the v8 power is great.If you want to tow real big stuff, you should get a big diesel truck. if not this truck is for you.The big three auto makers should have something to worry about.I don't know why I waited so long to get one....read morehide
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