"Toyota is known for reliability. This Tundra is no exception. Sure over the years there have been things that require service or replacement. What car doesn't have this things? When it come down to it, I know my truck will start every morning, and won't leave me stranded at my destinations. This truck hasn't changed much so the interior is the same as the current year.
Now about my model, the Crew Max with 5.7 V8.
Cons: The gas mileage is on par with a V8 of it's design age. I believe this particular design was introduced in 2006 for 2007. I have seen as high as 14MPG on the freeway, but my average is 12 with mostly city driving. Now this is also on a truck with over 90,000 miles. The V8 engine has a bit of lifter noise but that is normal for this engine, though it could be disconcerting for someone who didn't understand the sound. Since it is a Crew Max the truck bed is smaller so some consideration has to be used when hauling items longer than the bed. This truck is full size, mall parking lots and some retailers don't accommodate such a large vehicle. You have to be careful with the rear passenger doors since they are about the same size as the front, just different shape and can swing into neighboring cars if not controlled.
Pros: Crew Max cab is spacious and comfortable for a family of 5. We can fit 3 car seats / boosters across the back without a problem. The V8 is powerful and the 6 speed transmission is fairly smooth, with the selectable option helps if you need to hold gears longer. This model has the Tow Package, and so is equiped with the necessary plugs and adapters needed to tow. The Tow Haul mode is a great feature when needed. It isn't always towing when I use it. If I know I need to have the truck hold the lower gears longer, or use the engine to brake down hill the Tow Haul mode helps in this conditions even when not towing. Because of the larger doors on this model, ingress and egress is great even for adults, as long as you have space next to the truck to swing the doors open.
Now for the personal experience with this generation of Tundra. Having been in a near head on collision, I find the larger vehicle safer. We walked away from a 70MPH hit, she was doing 60+ we were doing about 10. Airbags deployed and kept us safe.
Conclusion: For a 7 year old design, with 90,000 miles on my truck, it's a keeper! "