We live at a semi-rural town, and Toyota 4x4s dot the landscape and roads as far as the eye can see!
Last week, I was walking our tri-mix Australian Shepherd, Maggie, across a field to the local Starbucks, her favorite hangout. Over a quarter-mile away, I could see a lifted, white-red-and black truck standing tall on big tires. From a distance, I thought, "Ford, Chevy or Dodge Ram?...That's a big, aggressive looking truck!"
Well, it was a Tundra, and it did look tough! We have Tundras in the family, one brother-in-law pulls a travel trailer. He's talked about front brake rotor issues but otherwise been thrilled with the truck...
Toyota earned its way into the full-size light truck market, and it took a long time to develop a vehicle they would call a Toyota 4x4 pickup! I worked with the I-Force engine close-up at the launch of the Sequoia. John Davis (PBS Motorweek fame) and I were commissioned to do the national point-of-sale dealership introduction DVD for this model and other Toyota truck/SUV models. On film, I emphasized the I-Force V-8 gains.
I'd like to know what you're doing with your Toyota 4x4 pickup, the Tundra or Tacoma—or 4Runner. Let's get that conversation going, right here at this forum—and get others to join!