Santa Maria

The family bought a new 2016 Toyota Tundra TRD 5.7L V8 CrewMax


Montana and Eddie Standing in front of the new Tundra outside Toyota Scion of Santa Maria
The kids with keys to the new truck.

It was finally time to buy a new truck. After exhaustive research I decided on a 2016 Toyota Tundra 5.7L CrewMax 4x4.

The last time I owned a truck was around 1992 when I was in the Air Force.  

After visiting dealers for a few days, looking at everything we decided we needed certain things in a truck. 

1. I needed more legroom than a double cab would offer. Montana is already tall, and Eddie will be as well. Since I don’t buy cars that often I have to plan for the future.

2. I need a 4x4 since we drive on the beach often and plan on visiting the mountains soon.

3. It needed decent tow capabilities. Although were not in the market for a trailer now, I didn’t want to be limited on what it could pull.  Fifth wheels were not in consideration, so there was no need for a larger truck.

4. I also wanted a navigation system.

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