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Old 07-28-2008, 07:37 AM   #1
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I bought my '05 4Runner new in May, '05. Been wanting a Tacoma for about a year. The changes in the '09 models have made the wait worthwhile.

Did some window shopping a month ago and was told by the salesman at a local dealer that the Double Cab was not available with a V-6 and 6-Speed manual transmission. Then he handed me a brochure with a photo of one with that configuration. Go figure... (I think this guy was a bit misinformed.)

One question: All the information I've read about the 2009 models state that the V-6 engine requires Premium Unleaded, 91-Octane fuel. Is there enough of a fuel economy difference to justify the 10 - 20 cent/gallon difference from Regular Unleaded?
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:43 AM   #2
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:34 AM   #3
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Welcome. I can't comment on the gas, my L4 runs just fine on 87.
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:35 AM   #4
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:31 PM   #5
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:30 AM   #6
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Welcome to the site and yes the 4.0L will run fine on 87 octane. Just as an FYI the Auto gets better MPG than the 6-speed. (I have owned both)
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I was told the same thing about the Dbl cab, v6, manual; The dealer said they don't get them in my area. I went home and saw, online, that the same dealer had 2 in stock. I went back a few days later and drove the stick and auto. I bought the automatic.
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:12 PM   #9
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Just out of curiosity, Gene563, what was it about the manual that turned you off to it?

I personally just prefer a manual. Learned on a 3-speed column shift. I am surprised to learn that an automatic provides better fuel economy. I always held the theory that the direct connection provided by the clutch would slightly increase economy.
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:18 PM   #10
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The manual has a long throw and seems to shift slowly, it also gets less miles per gallon than the Automatic. They do make a DC in a manual, they do not however make the dc long bed in an a manual. The auto gets better gas mileage due to taller gearing. Honestly, I love this transmission. I've never heard that you have to run anything higher than regular. I personally like to run higher grade gas when I can afford it.

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Welcome, lots of good info here.
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:19 PM   #12
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[quote=BillC2012;138897]Just out of curiosity, Gene563, what was it about the manual that turned you off to it?

Don't get me wrong, I liked driving the manual; I think they're more fun to drive. The 6 speed, though, seemed to take a while to get up to speed( although I wasn't winding it out either )...on the other hand the auto demo that I drove accelerated quite smoothly and when I punched it, took off like a rocket.
I also had to take into consideration that my wife will drive the truck occasionally. She knows how to drive a stick, but doesn't care to.

The automatic trans is pretty nice. You can shift it( somewhat ) manually in that, in the 4, 3, or 2 position, it will start in 1st, upshift, and hold at that gear...giving it the control similar to that of the manual.

I posted "New to the forum" with pictures of the truck if you'd care to see it.
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