Jason Lancaster is the editor and founder of TundraHeadquarters.com. He has nearly a decade of experience on the retail side of the auto industry, and another decade of experience of the part and accessory side of the industry.
Cars.com has found that 4 of the top 10 “most America” vehicles are made by Toyota (the Tundra, Camry, Sienna, and Venza all made the top 10). In light of Toyota’s dominance of the Cars.com list, Cars.com has named Toyota The Most “American” Manufacturer.
Instead of posting the fact that the Tundra is rated to be more “American” than both the Ram and the Chevy Silverado / GMC Sierra (just like the Tundra was last year and the year before), we thought it would be fun to list off all of the vehicles with less domestic content than the Tundra.
Here’s a list of 25 vehicles with fewer domestic parts than the Tundra:
Last week a Toyota dealership dropped a link on Twitter with the warning “Did you know you have to change your oil twice as often if you’re running E85?” (or something like that ).
The link went to a page that advocated a 2,500 mile oil change frequency for truck owners using E85. Of course, there was no explanation as to why E85 users needed to change their oil twice as often, just that they should. THAT, ladies and gentleman, is why dealership service departments get a bad wrap. Instead of explaining why 2,500 might be a prudent choice (and it might), they make a blanket statement. I say p-shaw. This recommendation is, at best, paranoid.
First, here’s why this recommendation was made.
Here’s a new one:
Here’s a look at Todd’s “Rogue Squadron” 2008 Toyota Tundra Crewmax Limited.
As you can see, it’s a TRD 4×4 with a clean-as-can-be black paint job. We really like the black rims on this truck – it looks great but it’s also a very practical off-road choice – fancy rims are too expensive to risk scuffing up on the trail.
Kudos to Todd for his clever exhaust setup on this truck – he added a set of Flowmaster Super 40 mufflers to the TRD exhaust system. A lot of people don’t think that the standard TRD exhaust is aggressive enough, and Todd’s modification is a simple way to get more sound out of the TRD kit while maintaining the TRD kit’s fit and finish.