So here we are, 9 months later, and while my "buy a truck savings account" grew at a painfully slow pace, some unexpected events rapidly shifted my purchasing timeframe and purchasing power. About 2 weeks ago, I made a 350 mile roundtrip with my wife to pick up this:
It's a 2015 Tundra 1794 edition 4x4, certified used with 36k miles on the clock.
It's got all the luxo-features on it. My favorite is definitely the back-up camera. Never had one on a vehicle before. I'm still trying to get my truck-fu back after having not owned one for the last 11 years, but I never remember parking lots being nearly this easy.
The back seat area is large enough to fit a small Jarawan tribe, and so far I've beaten down every minivan which has raced against me.
Major downsides were:
Previous owner put UHP Summer tires on the truck. (What the f*ck?) Fixed for $1k
Previous owner didn't option anything on the truck beyond the 1794 trim level. (No bedliner - fixed for $600, no running boards - not yet fixed)
Also, Toyota didn't see it necessary to include any "work-based" storage in the truck for dirty tie-downs/towing accessories - which is odd for a truck with such a massive cabin. I intend to solve the problem with a bakflip tonneau cover in the near future.
Just before pulling the trigger, I started flip-flopping back and forth between the 1794 Tundra and the F-150 Limited. Really liked the ecoboost engine, but the truck was just too much show and this tundra hit the market for the right price at the right time.