2000-2006 Toyota Tundra – 1st Generation
Model Years2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000
Fuel Economy14-16 mpg
What to Know
1st Generation Toyota Tundras are basically an upgraded T100. This generation Tundra is basically full size pickup truck that will suffice for the majority of truck owners. The interior is adequate, with some complaints of rattles, but that is to be expected with most trucks.
Tips for Buying
Look for Rust. This generation of Tundras had rusty frame buybacks from Toyota.
Feel how the transmission shifts. There were a number of Tundras that had transmission issues at around 80k miles. Watch for jerky, hard shifts during test drives.
If possible, avoid the V6 5VZ engine, many people feel that it is underpowered for this size of a truck.
ReliabilityIssues: Clear Coat Peeling, Misc Engine Component, Transmission
Lifespan Estimate: 230000 miles
PerformanceHorsepower: 190 - 282hp
0-60 Time: 8.9 seconds
1/4 Mile Time: 16.7 seconds
Cost of OwnershipDepreciation: Medium 10% per year
Maintenance Costs: Moderate
Average Insurance Costs in Virginia: Medium
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