2000 Toyota Tundra
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Pretty good but not tops

by from Seattle, WA on November 7, 2007

The 2000 year was Motor Trends' truck of the year. Mine is a Limited, 4wd, access cab model. Currently it has 57,000 miles. OE oxygen sensors were a problem, but later replacement parts ok. Front roto...
The 2000 year was Motor Trends' truck of the year. Mine is a Limited, 4wd, access cab model. Currently it has 57,000 miles. OE oxygen sensors were a problem, but later replacement parts ok. Front rotors are too light as well as other rear brake components, and I've had my rotors replaced twice under warranty, drums once; after market's probably much better. Originals were too thin to disipate the heat and warped. The starter is mounted under the intake manifold and a common problem is contact replacement costing $500-700 or more at the dealer. Front end geometry makes tire replacement tricky, as some tires will cause "shimmy" at 50-60 MPH even with new alignment and tire truing. Buy Michelins or OE replacements. Tight body, comfort good, quiet ride, a tad tight in the back seats, but that's for groceries anyway. It's about the size of a newer Tacoma. A good used choice keeping in mind the starter and brakes. No engine problems or expenses otherwise. Some other owners have reported ball joing problems.
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Best truck on unreliable roads

by from Ventura California on April 29, 2008

I've driven my truck 4 times down Baja and was on roads, off roads and somewhere else. I always feel 100% confident on any road when I am in my Toyota. It is a proven safe and sturdy truck. Now if the...
I've driven my truck 4 times down Baja and was on roads, off roads and somewhere else. I always feel 100% confident on any road when I am in my Toyota. It is a proven safe and sturdy truck. Now if they could only get it to be more efficient with the MPG, I get 15 mpg no matter where I drive or how I drive. 4 X 4 limited, TRD with shell.
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Great Truck

by from lafayette, La on November 24, 2006

This truck is great. The only reliability problem I have was the three O2 sensors (two under warranty) that went out and I got 97k. I have the limited edition with the excess cab and the room in the...
This truck is great. The only reliability problem I have was the three O2 sensors (two under warranty) that went out and I got 97k. I have the limited edition with the excess cab and the room in the back seat is lacking. Wish I would have waited for the crew cabs to come out. I plan on my next truck to be a Tundra!!!
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I wouldn`t own any other truck.

by from Vermont on February 15, 2012

I have a 2000 Tundra that my father bought in September of 1999, with 205,000 miles on it. It does not burn/leak oil. The transmission lasted to 152,000. The overdrive and torque converter were replac...
I have a 2000 Tundra that my father bought in September of 1999, with 205,000 miles on it. It does not burn/leak oil. The transmission lasted to 152,000. The overdrive and torque converter were replaced and the trans was slightly modified that is that. On the 3rd timing belt, 2nd water pump, 2nd starter 3rd set of spark plugs, factory exhaust, muffler replaced w/ performance unit, 2nd set of rear bearings (hauling heavy a bit) 2nd set of u-joints & carrier bearing, new rear brakes-factory drums, new front calipers lost track of front brake pads.. Been on the last set for a while it seems. Upgraded front & rear suspension. H&R 2" lift springs & Airbags in the rear, Bilstein Shocks. I also have a 2006 and I prefer the old grey mare. The new Tundras are great but I`m not done with these 2 yet. On the reliability note I have a friend who had a 1996 Toyota Tacoma with 500,000+ miles.
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Made the mistake of trading it in...

by from Minneapolis, MN on May 17, 2015

Put 100,000+ miles on my Tundra, and other than normal maintenance, only had to replace the oxygen sensor and a wheel bearing...Biggest mistake was trading it in for my wife's Montero, that now sits d...
Put 100,000+ miles on my Tundra, and other than normal maintenance, only had to replace the oxygen sensor and a wheel bearing...Biggest mistake was trading it in for my wife's Montero, that now sits dead in my driveway after I've already put about $2000 into repairs recently...
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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Old Pickup Still Makes Me Happy!

by from Ogden, UT on January 11, 2017

This Tundra was 5 years old, had dents, 80k miles, and owned by a heavy smoker when I got it 12 years ago. I've pulled trailers that were too heavy, loaded the bed with way too much weight, and even t...
This Tundra was 5 years old, had dents, 80k miles, and owned by a heavy smoker when I got it 12 years ago. I've pulled trailers that were too heavy, loaded the bed with way too much weight, and even tried to 'catch air' a few times while off roading. All repairs: new front brake rotors, new radiator, and a cylinder coil (and tires and batteries, of course) It has never left me stranded and at 205k miles, it still runs great! A couple years ago, I fixed the dents and got a budget paint job and now it looks good! I was going to give it to my teenage son, but I'm still too happy to part with it!
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Does recommend this car!!

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Will be driving a tundra for the rest of my life!!

by from Bath on February 5, 2010

this truck does everything. pulls trailers of any size. with the v8 DOHC 250+ whp/315+ lbs. ft. this truck will put down a lot of street racer wana bees, coboltss, srt4...etc. overall out standing tru...
this truck does everything. pulls trailers of any size. with the v8 DOHC 250+ whp/315+ lbs. ft. this truck will put down a lot of street racer wana bees, coboltss, srt4...etc. overall out standing truck. on 2/5/2010 truck has 89k miles on a 10 year old truck with only having to replace oil, belt, 1 o2 senser, tires, brakes, your regular daily changes. good luck finding and buying...i highly recommend.
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Second worst car of about 60 owned

by from Fairport NY on January 20, 2013

I do all my own work from little things to race car engines and transmissions. I bought the Tundra with 55,000 miles on it. I sold it with almost 100,000 on it five years later. I was constantly fixin...
I do all my own work from little things to race car engines and transmissions. I bought the Tundra with 55,000 miles on it. I sold it with almost 100,000 on it five years later. I was constantly fixing things that shouldn't have needed it. Rotted wiring in the back, back shift forks in the 5 speed standard transmission, rusted off sway bar links, leaking transfercase, rusted off gas door, blown bulbs in the dash, bad sensors for the FI, rusted off spare tire mount (K member of the frame.) the list seemed to never end. Thank God it held some value so I replaced it with another used truck.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Entered Beast Mode

by from Canada on June 13, 2017

This truck makes me feel like I've gone back in time 17 years (being 2017 now), without losing the comfort, power, and style of current trucks. Nothing better than having all the windows open with so...
This truck makes me feel like I've gone back in time 17 years (being 2017 now), without losing the comfort, power, and style of current trucks. Nothing better than having all the windows open with some good classic rock playing while cruising around in this comfortable ride. Very very spacious on the inside and out, just the back seats could use a wee bit more comfort for long drives. Powerful truck to get any job done, work or play.
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Repair Cost high

by from Houston Tx on July 2, 2017

I found that most parts are more expensive that the same parts on other vehicles. The window motor, O2 sensor, door handles were all 50-100 higher than on other vehicles I owned. A replacement remo...
I found that most parts are more expensive that the same parts on other vehicles. The window motor, O2 sensor, door handles were all 50-100 higher than on other vehicles I owned. A replacement remote for the door locks was about 300 bucks, after market didn't work. The alarm system was preparatory and could not be replaced or disconnected.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transportingfamily

Does not recommend this car

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