Rant mode on...target: Motor Trend.
Is this a joke?
I need to double check my calendar, because it must be April 1.
This round of testing by Motor Trend is downright laughable.
If the Tundra is so great, then why didn't it win when it was all-new in 2007?
Oh wait, that's right... because there was also an all-new Chevrolet Silverado in 2007, which won MT's Truck of the Year (which was conveniently left out of this year's award competition).
FWIW, the Silverado 1500 also beat out the Tundra in a MT Head-to-head comparison earlier this year.
I guess 4 major quality issues and fake commercials are ok? :screwy:
Oh wait, that stuff is
ok for Toyota. Silly me.
The 2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty should've won.
Sure it had a major engine issue, but that's still 3 less major issues than the Tundra.
Motor Trend even says demand for that truck is running DOUBLE what Ford predicted.... yet the award goes to a truck that will MISS its sales target.
Not to mention the F-450 real world uber-test... 150,000 miles in 131 days, towing a minimum
of 12,000 pounds the entire time, and not a single problem.
That's not significant?
Also in MT's testing... the Tundra got stuck in the mud, and had to be pulled out by the Ford F-450.
Yet the Tundra still wins the award. WTF. Are you kidding me?
My other question is why where the regular-issue Silverado, F-150 and Ram left out of this competition?
Because they weren't significantly improved from the 2007 model?
...well, neither was the Tundra.
Evidently Motor Trend thinks the Chevy Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD, and Toyota Tundra were all-new for 2008.
News flash brainiacs: all three were all-new in 2007!
The only truck in this year's competition that is all-new for 2008 is the Ford F-450.
The Tundra got out performed in nearly every category except acceleration... and it only won that because it was tow-loaded with 2500 pounds LESS than the other trucks in this competition.
But MT claims it's worthy of the gold calipers because it's "the most significant" ...yet doesn't tell us why.
Come on, Motor Trend, you can do better than that.
Rant mode off.