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Old 02-04-2013, 07:38 AM   #1
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Road Trip Question - Would you???

Hey Everyone,

Wanted to get some other Taco owner opinions on a subject...

I have a 2013 DCLB with 1200ish miles on it. I've pretty much babied it so far, keeping it under 3k rpms except for 1 or 2 times I needed to gun it due to traffic conditions.

With a truck this new, would you take it on a 2000 mile road trip? I would be driving from MD to FL, so approximately 1k miles each way, straight down interstate 95.

If I set cruise control at 70 and aimed it south, do you think that many highway miles on an engine this new would be a bad thing? I'd be leaving late tomorrow night, so any thoughts would be greatly apprecieated.

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Old 02-04-2013, 07:42 AM   #2
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It's a brand new vehicle, why wouldn't it be ok to drive it?
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:44 AM   #3
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:44 AM   #4
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I'd drive it if I felt I needed a truck for the trip or it was all I had. If I didn't need the truck i'd take my wife's Honda to save on gas.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:46 AM   #5
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You should be ok, besides your toyota should've came with Toyota care roadsire assistance. I see no problem there, have fun!
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:47 AM   #6
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She will be ready for a few more of those road trips after that one, go for it.
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My only hesitation is the mindset of a proper engine break-in procedure. Some people say keep it under 60mph, under 3k rpms, vary driving speeds for 5k miles, yada yada yada, while others just say drive it like ya stole it!


The trip would either be in the Tacoma, or an 06 Subaru Legacy. I've done the drive in the Legacy before, and my back was killing me by the NC border from those seats, so would prefer the Taco in that regard.
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My only hesitation is the mindset of a proper engine break-in procedure. Some poeple say keep it under 60mph, under 3k rpms, vary driving speeds for 5k miles, yada yada yada, while others just say drive it like ya stole it!


The trip would either be in the Tacoma, or an 06 Subaru Legacy. I've done the drive in the Legacy before, and my back was killing me by the NC border from those seats, so would prefer the Taco in that regard.
Pretty sure the "break in" mentality is outdated, and not really necessary this day in age.
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absolutely..drive it.

no better way to shake down the new truck than a roadtrip. any issues pop up..warranty!
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Pretty sure the "break in" mentality is outdated, and not really necessary this day in age.
Than why does the owners manual tell you to break it in i have a 13' and break in info is on page 132 of the owners manual for the first 200 mile avoid sudden stops for the first 500 miles do not tow for the first 1000 miles do not drive at exsesive speeds avoid sudden acceleration do not drive continuously in low gears do not drive slowly with the manual tranny in a high gear do not drive at a constant speed for extended periods etc. hope this helps
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:03 AM   #18
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Vehicles don't have the same break in period of those years back. After 600+ miles you can beat the snot out of it.

Take the trip!
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Than why does the owners manual tell you to break it in i have a 13' and break in info is on page 132 of the owners manual for the first 200 mile avoid sudden stops for the first 500 miles do not tow for the first 1000 miles do not drive at exsesive speeds avoid sudden acceleration do not drive continuously in low gears do not drive slowly with the manual tranny in a high gear do not drive at a constant speed for extended periods etc. hope this helps
So incase something random breaks they can put the blame on the owner.
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