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The price tag attached to new trucks is staggering. While there are some new trucks you can buy for about $25,000, in many cases, the amount you’re expected to spend on a brand new truck is almost enough to allow you to purchase a home.

Many of us need a truck but don’t have the financial resources to spend several hundred dollars a month paying off a car loan. This has us turning to used trucks. Anyone who is currently in the market for a lovely used truck should take a look at second-generation Toyota Tundras which are great used trucks.

What makes the second-generation Toyota Tundra such a great used truck

All too often, when people start shopping for a used truck, they don’t even consider a Toyota. They tend to focus on the more traditional brands, such as Chevy, Ford, and Ram, completely forgetting that Toyota even makes a truck.

Those who do remember the Tundra are very glad they took the time to test drive a couple of the second-generation trucks available and usually decide that the Tundra better suits their needs than the other brands.

There are a few different reasons why the second-generation Toyota Tundras hold so much appeal. One, it’s simply a really well-made truck that resists rust better than some other brands. Two, it’s loaded with all sorts of appealing features that came standard on the trucks, including:

  • Stability Control
  • Tailgate Assist
  • Electronic Limited Slip Differential
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Traction Control
  • Brake Assist

 There are a few other things you should know that will have you seeking out a second-generation Toyota Tundra.

Second-generation Toyota Tundras are dependable

The biggest concern connected to purchasing a used truck is whether you’ll be able to count on the vehicle. While the type of driving and quality of maintenance work the previous drivers put into the vehicle obviously impact the way the Tundra you’re considering handles and lasts, as a general rule, second-generation Toyota Tundras are quite reliable. 

Over the years, the Tundra has won quite a few reliability awards, including being named the “Most Dependable Large Pickup” by J.D. Power and Associates multiple times. The Tundra is so reliable that the average cost of maintaining the vehicle is typically between $427 and $522 a year. Many consider the 2009 Toyota Tundra the most reliable version of the truck.

Toyota Tundras are comfortable vehicles

Trucks are steadily growing more comfortable, which is good news if you’re part of a profession that spends a great deal of time behind the wheel. While all truck brands are growing steadily more comfortable, many believe the Toyota Tundra leads the pack.

Even the second-generation Tundras are designed so that passengers have lots of leg and headroom which is important during long trips. The truck is also designed in such a way that there is very little road noise allowing you to enjoy your favorite music or engage in conversations with those who are riding with you.

The comfort doesn’t stop with the cab. Tundras are designed with a longer wheelbase than most other trucks. The greater distance between the wheels provides passengers with a significantly smoother ride, a huge perk if you do a great deal of driving in states like Michigan which have roads that are littered with potholes and cracks. 

The great thing about deciding to purchase a secondhand second-generation Toyota Tundra is that when you decide it’s time to upgrade to a newer vehicle, the Tundra’s quality means that not only shouldn’t you have any trouble finding a person who is eager to buy the truck from you, you’ll also likely get your asking price for the vehicle