Hey folks I'm currently trying to choose a truck to haul my 2008 cbr600rr around to different venues this year around the country. I don't want to waste room with a trailer so I figure a pu truck will do the trick. I've owned a nissan frontier years ago and that thing did not get much better gas mileage than a full size truck. That's why I thought about getting a 2007+ reg cab 2wd tundra with either a v6 or a 4.7 v8 as opposed to getting a 2010+ Tacoma ext cab V6. The 2007+ reg cab tundra has about the same or more space behind the seats than an extra cab tacoma. I will not be hauling anymore than 2 people so I don't need backseats.
I figure the gas mileage between the tacoma v6 ext cab and the tundra reg cab 4.0 or 4.7 won't that big of a difference, I figure no more than 2-3 MPG at best?
Although I've always liked the looks of the tacoma I recently did a test drive in a 2012 tacoma and I found it to be a bit cheap-looking and had a slightly rough ride. from my understanding the 2nd gen tundras ride much smoother and seem to built more solid and have more room.
After doing some research on here I see that most you agree the Tundra V6 is wimpy and gets about the same mpg as the 4.7, maybe a 1 mpg difference. Is that true?
What would you recommend for hauling my bike around the country? I plan on going from ohio to colorado, down to the "tail of the dragon" in NC, colorado pikes peak and a few other places.
So far I'm leaning towards the Tundra RC 4.7 but thinking about the 4.0 Tundra. I figure the 4.0 Tundra could be tough to resell though.