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Old 12-01-2015, 07:53 PM   #141
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This thread is like asking which tires are best.

I love my Tundra!
I want one !Pat
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Old 12-01-2015, 09:27 PM   #142
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Just to shift gears here, interesting story on CBC TV news tonight.
Used and even new car dealers in Canada are shipping vehicles to the U.S. for sale, for a better price than they can get in Canada.
So, potentially, you could buy a new Escape and a new vehicle to tow it with. Fly up to Vancouver, pick up your new car and tow the rig home.
Flies in the ointment include manufacturers threatening Canadian dealers that they will revoke their franchise if they sell new cars to U.S. customers. They used to make the same threat to U.S. dealers selling to Canadians when the dollar was at par.
And, of course you have to order your Escape and hope the dollar stays where it is when you buy the vehicle.
If I see the piece posted on CBC website, I'll post it.
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Old 12-01-2015, 09:33 PM   #143
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The guy I sold my Pilot to was from Spokane, Washington, and was buying 12 used vehicles to take back to sell. I was a bit hesitant meeting him at his bank here in Calgary, and he really did not even want to take the time to test drive it, but I got a bank draft drawn right there for near what I had asked. Easy Peasy.

When I bought the Pilot in 2008, it was the opposite. I did look into buying from the US, and even had negotiated with a guy who dealt them to Canada, and would deliver to the border, or right to my house. In the end I would have saved about $4, but hear a lot of stories of how servicing would be an issue, and just bough locally. Plus, my speedometer would have been in American instead of Metric.

Back in 2002, I sold a used Ford F-250 diesel to a broker who was then importing trucks into the NW USA, as there was a shortage, and I guess he was making money at it.
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Old 12-01-2015, 11:29 PM   #144
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Me too. GM- loser. Jeep - loser. (personal experience) Drove a Toyota 120K in the desert in middle east no problems at all. have 220K on my FJ Cruiser, will drive until it dies, maybe 400K. Towed the 17B like it wasn't there, I'm expecting it will handle the 19 pretty well.
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Old 12-02-2015, 01:09 AM   #145
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Me too. GM- loser. Jeep - loser. (personal experience) Drove a Toyota 120K in the desert in middle east no problems at all. have 220K on my FJ Cruiser, will drive until it dies, maybe 400K. Towed the 17B like it wasn't there, I'm expecting it will handle the 19 pretty well.
Bought my Toyota new in 1994 , had for 12 years , just brakes , oil changes , batteries , belts , two sets of new valve cover gaskets after valve adjustments sold it with 187,000 mi . Pat
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I will never buy or own any vehicle whose name starts with T and ends with A but to each their own.
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I will never buy or own any vehicle whose name starts with T and ends with A but to each their own.
Yah I'm skeptical of those Tata's ability to tow.
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Old 12-02-2015, 10:14 AM   #148
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I will never buy or own any vehicle whose name starts with T and ends with A but to each their own.

How about a vehicle whose name starts with an F and ends in a T ?
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Old 12-02-2015, 11:39 AM   #149
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Yah I'm skeptical of those Tata's ability to tow.
Regarding ability to tow...we were camping/fishing in a ranch country region near Anaheim Lake, B.C. in 2004 when I noticed a great number of Tundra trucks in the area, mostly driven by locals. I asked one very articulate rancher collecting his mail in town how he liked his Tundra and he swore he would never buy another North American truck if he could help it. He declared that “80% of us ranchers drive them and use them to pull live loads. They go 500,000 km without a major service.” I heard this last line from a Jeep enthusiast friend as well, who had multiple models on his farm and was always tinkering with them. He and his brother both switched to Tundras for use on the farm, around town and for hunting You pay a premium for this reliability, but they hold their value. Based on my experiences and those of others I know, the brand in general is exceptionally reliable. I’ve seen several Corolla’s go 400,000 miles (before we went to metric) with only minor service. And I owned a couple T…A’s that probably would have gone the distance if not involved in accidents and written off. Phil Edmonston’s vehicle buying guide has indicated this as well. I can tell you a lot of sad stories about North American trucks from friends and family (including my own F150), but not one about a Toyota car or truck. I know they exist for all vehicles, but in my circle of friends and family not any with the Toyotas. When we switched from our 1996 F150 to the smaller Tundra we found that not only was it more powerful, but the brakes and suspension were far better. Our small V8 easily pulls our Escape 21, though it needs the revs for maximum HP up the steeper hills. I might get the larger V8 if I replaced it now. Our standard CGVWR on our fishing trips is nearly 12,000 lbs. Go T..A!
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Professional mechanic friend with his own business once told me in his decades of working on vehicles (he most likes to work on Hondas and Toyotas, but works on anything except VWs) he said he has never seen a single engine failure in a Toyota that was not owner caused - (i.e. never doing ANY maintenance). He buys old Camrys for his wife and kids and drives a Tundra.
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