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Old 01-10-2009, 09:58 AM
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Toyota Tundra CrewMax vs a Chevy 2500 3/4 ton

I'm truck shopping and looking for opinions.

I'm considering a Toyota Tundra CrewMax vs a Chevy Silverado 2500 3/4 ton.

Both are 2007 4wd gas'ers and crew cab and pretty much loaded. Prices are comparable. Both in the ballpark of 20k miles.

Which would you choose and why?

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Old 01-10-2009, 03:11 PM
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Re: Toyota Tundra CrewMax vs a Chevy 2500 3/4 ton

id take the chevy because im a domestic guy!
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Old 01-10-2009, 04:55 PM
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Re: Toyota Tundra CrewMax vs a Chevy 2500 3/4 ton

doesn't the crew max have more room than the chevy ?? I'am about the room. If price is about the same , I say crew max
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Old 01-10-2009, 06:01 PM
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Re: Toyota Tundra CrewMax vs a Chevy 2500 3/4 ton

the chevy also looks more bold, in your face, get the hell outta my way than the toyota does. ive always loved that about chevy trucks
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Old 01-10-2009, 07:30 PM
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Re: Toyota Tundra CrewMax vs a Chevy 2500 3/4 ton

The Crew Max has a lot of room in the back. The rear seats even recline a little. I looked at the new 'double cab'. Smaller than the Crew Max but bigger than the extended cab in my current Silverado.
The Tundra drove out very well. Road noise was minimal. It had a sporty feel to it and plenty of power. The rear window even retracted down. It has one foot more cab space than the 'double cab' model. The double cab has one more foot of bed space, 6.5' vs 5.5'. I like the Crew Max best, but would consider either model at this point if I could get it priced right.
Now I've also read that the 2007 Tundra was rated horrible in front end colision. It also has issues with the tail gate breaking in half.
2007 is the 1st model year for this genertion of the Tundra.
Nice but no sale today. More shopping to do. The Chevy dearler did not have a comparable truck to look at. Give em time.
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Re: Toyota Tundra CrewMax vs a Chevy 2500 3/4 ton

Doc, my son has an '05 Silverado 2500HD 4 door Turbo Diesel 4WD 42,000 miles on his lot. $24K. Been on the lot since June of last year. They'll deal on this one.
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:26 AM
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Re: Toyota Tundra CrewMax vs a Chevy 2500 3/4 ton

I found one on a lot here that sounds much the same. Same year and everything. At this point I am not comfortable with the diesels, especially the used ones. Knowing they can use the chip to increase power / tear it up, and then remove it or back down the settings before they trade it in bothers me.
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Re: Toyota Tundra CrewMax vs a Chevy 2500 3/4 ton

What are you going to use it for (primary purposes)?

A bed area under 6' can be a real PITA sometimes.

If towing a lot, how do their towing capacities compare?

Gas mileage comparison?

If using the truck for working, I'd go with the Chevy. If it's mainly for light(er) hauling or just getting around, I'd probably go with the Toyota.
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Re: Toyota Tundra CrewMax vs a Chevy 2500 3/4 ton

Good questions Brian. Primary use would be towing da boat. I have a trailer I would use for hauling 8' or 12' stock, whenever the need arose. Otherwise I rarely use the full potential of my 6' bed on my current truck. We do however need something to haul people so we don't have to take two cars. So a crew cab would fit the bill there.

The Toyota will tow 10k. The Chevy 1/2 ton will tow 7.5k ...not sure of the tow rating on teh 3/4 ton, but I 'thought' it would be more comprable to the Toyota.

Guess I could not call this a 'work' truck by any stretch of the imagination.

Do you still have that Chevy Brian? Will you be selling it anytime soon? If so, remind me of the stats on it.
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Re: Toyota Tundra CrewMax vs a Chevy 2500 3/4 ton

Based on your usage, I'd probably go with the Toyota. Do you need the 3/4 ton version or will the 1/2 ton work for you?

As it stands right now, I'll be keeping my truck for at least a few more years. I'm only putting about 5K miles on per year so it's still in perfect shape and I have no reason to replace it.
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Re: Toyota Tundra CrewMax vs a Chevy 2500 3/4 ton

The reason I was considering a 3/4 ton was for the extra towing capability. While I don't need it now, I might one day, so I wanted to compare two trucks that both could tow 10k, just in case I decided to upgrade the Baja.
Problem is if I spend that much cash on the Toyota, I probably will not be upgrading the Baja anytime soon. I'm still debating on whether to spend 25k on a truck or see what I can get in the 10 to 15k range. Not in a hurry, so I'll keep looking for now.
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Re: Toyota Tundra CrewMax vs a Chevy 2500 3/4 ton

Doc, just thought I would show you a picture of the Toyota Truck Race team and its transporter.
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Re: Toyota Tundra CrewMax vs a Chevy 2500 3/4 ton

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Re: Toyota Tundra CrewMax vs a Chevy 2500 3/4 ton

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Re: Toyota Tundra CrewMax vs a Chevy 2500 3/4 ton

i love it, JW! that will be on my desktop @ work! reps comin yer way!
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Re: Toyota Tundra CrewMax vs a Chevy 2500 3/4 ton

Thanks Jim!!!!!!
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Re: Toyota Tundra CrewMax vs a Chevy 2500 3/4 ton

I thought you guys might like that picture. It is one of my favorite "car" pictures.
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