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Old 02-28-2013, 07:11 PM   #121
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Same here. For daily driving on the highways I get about 22 mpg but when I moved into Atlanta, I found short trips around the city kill my mileage, its ridiculous.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:18 AM   #122
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Glad to see there was improvement. I'm gonna head down to Foxwoods Friday and get some miles on her and see. I may try Sunoco gas and see if there is an improvement as well.

Any other updates on your truck? How are you doing now with MPG?


Still the same. I stopped keeping track of it for a bit, but then decided to a month or so ago after a fill up. Ran the truck to a 1/2 tank from fill up and still ended up 13 and change.

Ironically, I am taking the same trip to Bridgewater, MA today, as I reported a year ago. If I end up driving my truck there, I'll have to check again, for the hell of it.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:30 AM   #123
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Still the same. I stopped keeping track of it for a bit, but then decided to a month or so ago after a fill up. Ran the truck to a 1/2 tank from fill up and still ended up 13 and change.

Ironically, I am taking the same trip to Bridgewater, MA today, as I reported a year ago. If I end up driving my truck there, I'll have to check again, for the hell of it.
Thanks for the update. Are you getting this 13 mpg or poor gas mileage year round now over two years later?
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:33 PM   #124
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Mpg

Well I just bought my 2012 reg cab 4x4 used with 10,000 miles on it. Certified pre owned from my local dealer. I've ran two tanks of gas threw it so far and I'm only getting 16/17 mpg out of it? I do not drive fast,oil fresh, air filter new! I don't no how some of you are getting what your claiming? Something wrong with my truck?
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Well I just bought my 2012 reg cab 4x4 used with 10,000 miles on it. Certified pre owned from my local dealer. I've ran two tanks of gas threw it so far and I'm only getting 16/17 mpg out of it? I do not drive fast,oil fresh, air filter new! I don't no how some of you are getting what your claiming? Something wrong with my truck?
What's your daily commute like?
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Three total stop signs one way 16 miles speed 60mph round trip 32 miles and 6 stop signs.
Don't no I thought it should be getting better to! Tiers pressure good, I've pretty much done everything that most of you have posted.
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First tank I got 265 miles it took 16.1 gallons to fill it up. That's with it on E.
2nd tank I got 285 miles it took 16.4 gallons to fill it up. From E
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:34 PM   #128
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Three total stop signs one way 16 miles speed 60mph round trip 32 miles and 6 stop signs.
Don't no I thought it should be getting better to! Tiers pressure good, I've pretty much done everything that most of you have posted.
That a pretty good commute, can't blame it on stop and go and short distance.

Where you at, what's the temp?
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That a pretty good commute, can't blame it on stop and go and short distance.

Where you at, what's the temp?
SoCal imperial valley mornings 36 to 45. Going home 66 to 77
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:14 PM   #130
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I get about 18-20 on highway trips right now. If I tear around Boston locally I do 15-16.
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Thanks for the update. Are you getting this 13 mpg or poor gas mileage year round now over two years later?

Yes still getting 13 and change around town, with daily driving. Now have 6,000 miles on it and had its first service from the dealer at 5,000 miles.

My trip to Bridgewater, MA (170mi) netted me 21 mpg. (topped the tank off at 7.88 gallons).

So long trips seem o.k. but driving around town is brutal. Definitely would be moving to a V6 next time. Not sure the 4 is worth it for me, personally, with my apparent driving conditions.
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For city driving the last two days I'm averaging 16.92.....this is after removal for the secondary filter, premium gas at sunoco, K&N filter, tire pressure @ 30. It's better numbers then what I was getting that's for sure.
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I have a 2012 with 22k miles on it and i get 13-15 highway and 17-18 city. Its been like that since i bought it new from the dealer
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:17 PM   #134
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I went to Worcester Mass today and got 23.81 on the highway thats the best I've done so far, in town it gets apox 16 so not to bad.(only got 3200 miles on it)
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I have a 2012 with 22k miles on it and i get 13-15 highway and 17-18 city. Its been like that since i bought it new from the dealer
Why are you getting worse mpg highway than city lol
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Why are you getting worse mpg highway than city lol
because 4cyl auto double cab tacomas are underpowered pieces of shit.

4th gear on the highway is useless, as soon as it shifts from 3rd to 4th it cannot hold speed, it will drop from 75 to 65. so to maintain the speed limit i have to have t in 3r gear at 75mph turning around 3500 rpm, and that kills milage.
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Why are you getting worse mpg highway than city lol
because 4cyl auto double cab tacomas are underpowered pieces of shit.

4th gear on the highway is useless, as soon as it shifts from 3rd to 4th it cannot hold speed, it will drop from 75 to 65. so to maintain the speed limit i have to have t in 3r gear at 75mph turning around 3500 rpm, and that kills milage.
I've only had mine on the freeway a couple of times and felt it could really use a 5th gear and you are downshifting to 4th? of course a hill around here is when you climb out of the swamp.

80-90% of my driving are short trips, 2 miles to work (up hill both ways) 5 miles to the school, numerous other short (2-10 mile) trips daily.
Once a week maybe 20-30 mile rural highway run. I'm managing to average 22mpg. Best milage comes on those rural highway runs with the cruise set on 52mph avg 28-30mpg. Keep rpms under 2000 if possible and ALWAYS use cruise even on those 2 mile trips. Get used to people in 18 year old rust buckets with no mufflers blowing by at 65mph or drive it like ya stole it and get 13-15mpg.

This thread might provide some interesting reading.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/4-c...challenge.html
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because 4cyl auto double cab tacomas are underpowered pieces of shit.

4th gear on the highway is useless, as soon as it shifts from 3rd to 4th it cannot hold speed, it will drop from 75 to 65. so to maintain the speed limit i have to have t in 3r gear at 75mph turning around 3500 rpm, and that kills milage.
So you took a brick shaped pre-runner and lifted it 4 inches gave it a bro lean, making it more like a parachute, and you're surprised it can't hold 75.
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I've only had mine on the freeway a couple of times and felt it could really use a 5th gear and you are downshifting to 4th? of course a hill around here is when you climb out of the swamp.

80-90% of my driving are short trips, 2 miles to work (up hill both ways) 5 miles to the school, numerous other short (2-10 mile) trips daily.
Once a week maybe 20-30 mile rural highway run. I'm managing to average 22mpg. Best milage comes on those rural highway runs with the cruise set on 52mph avg 28-30mpg. Keep rpms under 2000 if possible and ALWAYS use cruise even on those 2 mile trips. Get used to people in 18 year old rust buckets with no mufflers blowing by at 65mph or drive it like ya stole it and get 13-15mpg.

This thread might provide some interesting reading.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/4-c...challenge.html
when the speed limit is 75 i dont want to go any slower than that, and if im going down hill it will shift into 4th and the rpms will be around 2500. 4th on my truck is useless, i will rapidly slow down when it shifts no matter how much gas i give it.

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So you took a brick shaped pre-runner and lifted it 4 inches gave it a bro lean, making it more like a parachute, and you're surprised it can't hold 75.
I have the tab leaves in the rear along with the wheelers 3 leaf progressive pack with the overload left in. so it sits just about level. I blame the auto transmission
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I think most guys in this thread lie about their mileage. I have a 2014 sport, cc, 4x4 6spd and i cant get over 14mpg. Im at 1500 miles on the clock. Ive drove hard on a couple tanks, and a couple tanks never breaking 2500 rpm, and still about 13.8mpg. You guys claiming 19mpg i call bs.
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