October 2007


Carol L. Allen
In front of Mesa's new Bass Pro Shop and surrounded by the beauty of two well-known Arizona women anglers and a new Toyota Tundra truck, AZBW Publisher Jim Allen touts the vehicle as an excellent outdoors truck. On his left, Margie Anderson feels that this Tundra would be great for hunting and fishing destinations. On his right, Darla Bardelli comments that the Toyota would be an excellent towing vehicle for a bass boat. Anderson is a well-known angler and writer, having won AZGFD's award for best outdoors writer last year. Bardelli has been participating for two years in the Women's Bassmaster Tour, and at press time, was on the Red River (near Shreveport, La.), fishing on the last WBT stop for 2007. The Toyota Tundra truck has available a 4 x 2 front engine with rear-wheel drive and a 4 x 4 front engine with part-time four-wheel drive.  Engines are 4.0 liter DOHC EFI V6, 4.7 liter DOHC EFI V8, and 5.7 liter DOHC EFI V8. The truck has many standard features and a long lineup of safety features. Our recommendation: Take a Toyota Tundra for a test drive.