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Old 09-11-2007, 06:34 PM   #1
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08 poor gas milage

Just picked up a 2008 Tacoma, Crew, V-6 two weeks ago. Still in stock condition. I'm at about 1K miles driven. Mostly hwy miles. I'm only getting between 16-18 mpg on the highway???? 15-16 in town. Just sold my 1995 Tacoma, 3.4 V-6, w/ 3" lift & 32" tires & was getting 20/18 mpg. I'm pretty disappointed.

How's everyone else doing?
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Old 09-11-2007, 06:40 PM   #2
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First off, welcome to TW!

That sounds just a little low to me. I have 1.5K miles now on my 07 DC 4x4 V6. I got 16.3 on my first tank, mostly city driving. It has been slowly increasing with each tank. I am just a bit over 17 mpg now. I don't do enough highway to get a good feel for what I might get.
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on all highway i'm averaging 20 but i also just hit 20k miles on it since late november
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Give it time to break in. My 07's MPG was horrible until about the 5K mark.
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Me too My 07 was terrible at 15 mpg new I freaked. Now I average between 20.4 and 22
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I appreciate all the feedback.

I casually asked my salesman about break-in. He basically said no hot rodding or towing for 1K. I burned up 800 miles last weekend PHX-LA round trip. Thought I would get a jump on the break-in. Read the owners manual today for break-in, & it reads "do not drive for a long period of time at any single speed, either fast or slow".

Hope I didn't screw anything up.
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I appreciate all the feedback.

I casually asked my salesman about break-in. He basically said no hot rodding or towing for 1K. I burned up 800 miles last weekend PHX-LA round trip. Thought I would get a jump on the break-in. Read the owners manual today for break-in, & it reads "do not drive for a long period of time at any single speed, either fast or slow".

Hope I didn't screw anything up.
Doubt it. I drove it pretty awful during the break in period too.
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How fast were you going and where were your RPM's for the majority of the trip?
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How fast were you going and where were your RPM's for the majority of the trip?


I was going 70-80 mph. Not sure exactly what the RPM's were, but I was not revving very high.

Man, that truck runs really smooth. Had to watch my speed!
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the rpm's in mine at 78mph was 2200-2300ish
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Glad to hear everyone say the mileage gets better. On my third tank, and barely averaging 16.
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from what i hear, the key to beter mileage is to keep your rpms under 2k. for those of you with the 6 speeds that may be hard. i have heard that the way it is geard the six speed tranny only runs about 60mph at 2k. i may be wrong, can anyone with six speed confirm that?
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from what i hear, the key to beter mileage is to keep your rpms under 2k. for those of you with the 6 speeds that may be hard. i have heard that the way it is geard the six speed tranny only runs about 60mph at 2k. i may be wrong, can anyone with six speed confirm that?
That's pretty close, yes. I;m now driving like an old granny instead of a pissed off teenager, and we'll see the results. But it's not as much fun.
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buy a scan gauge II. My first tank was 15.5 mpg. Today i filled up at 17.8 mpg mostly streets. ive got 2200 miles on her.
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today i got 20.3 of mixed highway and city...mid-grade as well
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After more miles it will get better. I run 93 octane and have a cold air intake,exhaust, and now a cip. I get 21.9 - 23.6 Average. Remember these trucks only have a 14 gallon tank, well mine does. 45 dollars usualy fills it up from empty at 3.19 a gallon.
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After more miles it will get better. I run 93 octane and have a cold air intake,exhaust, and now a cip. I get 21.9 - 23.6 Average. Remember these trucks only have a 14 gallon tank, well mine does. 45 dollars usualy fills it up from empty at 3.19 a gallon.
- mine has a 21 gallon tank! Your gauge may say your empty, but I have a feeling you are missing the last 7 gallons.
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yeah, i think all these trucks have 21 gallon tanks.... unless they messed up at the factroy and gave you the Carolla tank your's should be 21 too. I filled up yesterday and put 17.5 gallons in and my light hadnt even come on yet. It still cost me under $50, gas must be really high where you are

EDIT: nevermind, i see where you said how much you paid for gas. here 93 is about $2.79
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ditto...when i filled up yesterday, i put in 18.6 gallons
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First tank 18.7 MPG next 19.94. 750 Miles .
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