Here’s a really cool, fairly rare, medium/full-size pickup. This was Toyota’s second step to making a full-size pickup. The first attempt was called the T-100, was available with a V6 only and wasn’t quite as big as the American full-size trucks. When the first generation Tundra hit the scene, a 4.7 liter V8 was offered it was a little bigger, and it arguably stole some styling cues from the best selling 1997-2003 F-150. The interior became a very nice place to be, almost Camry like.
This one in particular has the 3.4 liter V6, coupled to a 5 speed manual transmission, is a well optioned SR5 trim level, and the ad claims it is well maintained. The fact that it needs tires is almost a blessing. Personally, I’d prefer to research what is the best all-terrain tire for the money for the size the truck requires. There are a lot of good choices out there. This truck has an extended cab, and the seller stated he has a painted fiberglass tonneau cover.
One thing to lookout for is that these had a frame rust issue that actually lead to a recall for full frame replacement if there was enough rust. According to anything I could find in print, Toyota ended the recall campaign in April of 2012, however, according to internet legend, Toyota is still replacing frames in some cases.
Here’s the ad:
2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4X4 – $6000 (Rochester)
Selling my 03 Tundra access cab 4×4. This truck is mechanically excellent, runs and drives great. 3.4L V6, 5spd manual trans, 4X4. Truck is highly optioned, has power windows,locks, cruise,tilt ,heated power mirrors, auto dimming inside mirror with temp and compass, factory tinted windows with rear slider, factory bedliner and tow package/hitch. Also has color matched fiberglass hard tonneau cover not shown in pics that goes with truck.Truck is super reliable and good on gas. Brakes were done 8K miles ago still great, new battery 2 years ago,has had Mobil 1 oil changes for the last 8 years. This truck has been my baby, well maintained by dealer mechanic. No rust on body except for a small bubble above windshield.It does need 4 tires and the right rear ABS sensor replaced, ABS light is on.($200 part) Otherwise the brakes work great, stops on a dime and the 4WD works perfectly, truck is great in the snow. this is reflected in the price, Kelly blue book value is 7000, I’m asking 6000 or best offer, this is a great truck my loss is your gain. I hate to sell it, it’s been the most reliable vehicle I’ve ever owned, but injury forces sale. Put new tires on it and it will be a great truck for many years to come. 126K miles is nothing on one of these, these trucks can go 3-400K miles.