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Old 02-13-2012, 11:26 AM   #21
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It does irk me that Ford moved a lot of assembly to Mexico. I'd be willing to pay a little extra if it was assembled by American workers. The Tundra may be assembled in this country but every dollar of profit heads straight over seas. It is my understanding that the greatest cost in a new vehicle is research and development, which with a Tundra is all done elsewhere. Then when it comes to payload the Tundra falls 700# short of '10 Screw. The new 2012 Screw's have an available 8200# GVW. That is nearly as much as 3/4 tons and twice the payload of a Tundra!
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:54 AM   #22
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It does irk me that Ford moved a lot of assembly to Mexico. I'd be willing to pay a little extra if it was assembled by American workers. The Tundra may be assembled in this country but every dollar of profit heads straight over seas. It is my understanding that the greatest cost in a new vehicle is research and development, which with a Tundra is all done elsewhere. Then when it comes to payload the Tundra falls 700# short of '10 Screw. The new 2012 Screw's have an available 8200# GVW. That is nearly as much as 3/4 tons and twice the payload of a Tundra!
But progress is being made! Ford is bringing thousands of jobs back to the U.S. For example, the new 2013 Fusion production is being brought back to the U.S. from Mexico.

I believe a lot of the work on the Tundra was done in California?
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:00 PM   #23
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That Youtube video pretty much sealed the deal. It looked like the box on the Toyota was about ready to fall right off! Holy cow, what is the frame doing while that was going on? YIKES is right!
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There are many real truck factors that many people don't stop to consider. Like, axle capacity, size of bearings, size of ring gear, suspension components, bushings, brakes, drive shaft, suspension arms, and on and on . . . A serious examination of these components can be a real eye opener.
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:07 PM   #25
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We have nothing but good things to say about ours.
The 6 speed tranny works very well.
Almost 60,000 miles on it now.
We do a lot of mountain towing and this truck has more than enough power.

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But progress is being made! Ford is bringing thousands of jobs back to the U.S. For example, the new 2013 Fusion production is being brought back to the U.S. from Mexico.

I believe a lot of the work on the Tundra was done in California?
Yep. I don't why this always comes up when a Tundra is mentioned.
Designed in California. Built in Texas.

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I love my 2009 Tundra up 95000 on it now. After watching the video I hope the bed is still there after the next 95K.
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The Tundra may be assembled in this country but every dollar of profit heads straight over seas
Sorry, but you are misinformed. If all the profits went overseas, how do the thousands of American workers get paid who designed and produce the trucks? How about the engine plant in Alabama? The transmission plant in North Carolina? The hundreds of sub contractors with thousands of workers in USA & Canada? How do they pay the utility company at the plant(s)? etc. etc. etc.
Misinformation can be misleading.
To the OP, enjoy your TT with your Tundra. You won't regret it.
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Being a Pontiac Vibe owner, I am a huge Toyota fan. Owning and towing with a F150, I have to say that I love my F150. I looked at the Toyota but the technology for towing is what won me over. I bought the F150 for towing and safety (IIHS). It beats everything else on the road for that. I really don't think 60 hp and 40 lb ft torque is going to make a difference when driving side by side down the road. You can only go so fast. Going up a mountain, well have at it. You would pass me anyways, because I would be stopped taking pictures!

At the end of the day, but what you like.

They all tow trailers and they all get to the destination.

Well except maybe a Dodge!! LOL!! Couldn't resist!!

That's not very funny.
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The 5.7L with the 4.30 rear end is a great truck. I wouldn't hestitate to buy one if I was in the market for a half ton.
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