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Old 02-28-2012, 03:49 PM   #41
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Sounds about right . It should get a little better after a few fill ups .
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I'm actually measuring in metric cause I'm in Canada, but I ran just under 350 km (350 even converts to 217.479917 miles) with an entire 80 liter tank (converts to 21.1337642 US gallons). I zero'd the trip gauge when I filled it, then I put 79.8 liters in at the pump after I travelled 350 km. 217.479917 mi/21.1337642 gal= 10.290638 mi/gal... I just bought it from a dealer, 74000 km (about 46000 miles) on it.
I'd definitely take it back to the dealer if you just got it. Unless you're hammering it all the time, or driving in serious offroad conditions all day long, under 11 mpg is totally unacceptable in a truck that's essentially stock.
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:29 PM   #43
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Wow, that's even lower than mine ^

You definitely gotta get that looked at man
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Sounds about right . It should get a little better after a few fill ups .
It's already got 74000 clicks on it, so there shouldn't be anyting left to break in.
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I'd definitely take it back to the dealer if you just got it. Unless you're hammering it all the time, or driving in serious offroad conditions all day long, under 11 mpg is totally unacceptable in a truck that's essentially stock.
That's what concerns me the most, I take it easy with the throttle and it's all highway km that I've driven. I'll track the next couple tanks too if I can't get it looked at soon.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:34 PM   #46
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Mini-update for anyone who cares. Just drove around in the rain because we had an awesome storm so it was a good excuse to try out the whole "in sixth by forty" thing.

I decided to drive this whole two weeks out and never let the rpms above 2k if I can help it. Skipping gears more than i did already, and take off normal instead of babying it.

So far I think 40 is too slow for 6th but found that 45 feels better.

Obviously not going to drive this way forever but it's worth experimenting. At 11mpg city, what could I have to lose ha. Then its two states away to ne SD to see family so I'll try and keep it between 70-75 instead of 75-79. . . and see how that goes.
I know everyone says don't take it over 65 but 1: the speed limit on the way home is 75 and 2: I'm not making a 7.5 hr drive any longer than it needs to be
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:36 PM   #47
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So whatever happened to your mileage? Did it get better?
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:16 PM   #48
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A little, I've tracked every single mile and fill up. I've had high tanks of 16 or 17 but I'm still averaging mid to high 13s as of now. It's a little low because I had to take a 7 hour drive in really harsh head winds so I had a couple fuel ups there that were like 11-12 not to mention every time I drive to see my family back in the Dakotas the speed limit is 75 the whole way and I can't bring myself to do 60.

That's the long version ^ ha basically yes, better, but barely

Oh well
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:25 PM   #49
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The 6 speed seems to do the worst . My bros is a xtra cab 4x4 stock 6spd with bfg's and he's happy to get 15 mpg.
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:43 PM   #50
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What a dilemma with gas prices n our rides lol. BRUTHAS, just remember, when all seems a bit to much that it could be worse. Not to turn something bad into sonething worse but my neighbor was parting her belongings in her garage with her sister today. She is losing a battle vs cancer. honestly fellas, fawk it! Enjoy your sexy ass truck and take it as it comes.

I'm sorry about your neighbor.. I can tell you something though... I didn't buy my truck for the gas milage

I just got my truck 3 days ago and I'm down half a tank.. I've been doing all city driving. Highway is drastically better though. Not to mention gas prices are worse in Canada. Gas in Ottawa is almost 5 dollars per gallon!! What is the world coming to ........ I still loves my truck
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i purchased a new 2012 tacoma double cab 4dr v6 6spd manual and have 2000 miles on it. I have the tx pro 4x4 pkg with slightly offroad tires and have been averaging 18.5 mpg with 19.1 being the top. highway within the city accounts for 70% of the miles accured. I have also noticed that just driving normal it drives better. start the roll in first then to second quick, third to get up to speed and fifth for 35mph-45 anything over that i use sixth. anything lower 50 in sixth seems to bogg it down and have to push the accel harder using more fuel. i hope to pick up a Ultra Gauge before long. im used to fueling a scion tc so moving back to a truck is really causing me change my priorities of out and about driving around, to stay within my budget.
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Not sarcasm, I am genuinely happy that you get 5mpg better than me with the manual ha lucked out man
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Mini-update for anyone who cares. Just drove around in the rain because we had an awesome storm so it was a good excuse to try out the whole "in sixth by forty" thing.

I decided to drive this whole two weeks out and never let the rpms above 2k if I can help it. Skipping gears more than i did already, and take off normal instead of babying it.

So far I think 40 is too slow for 6th but found that 45 feels better.

Obviously not going to drive this way forever but it's worth experimenting. At 11mpg city, what could I have to lose ha. Then its two states away to ne SD to see family so I'll try and keep it between 70-75 instead of 75-79. . . and see how that goes.
I know everyone says don't take it over 65 but 1: the speed limit on the way home is 75 and 2: I'm not making a 7.5 hr drive any longer than it needs to be
Seems odd. I have a 2011 6 spd and I average 17.8 mpg no matter how I drive. It varies slightly, but never more than 1 mpg. Have you ever taken it back to Toyota to see what they say?
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You know, horrible is pretty bad to begin with. I don't really know if it needs an added ridiculous. If it needs anything added I don't think I'd go with ridiculous. It just doesn't fit.
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:38 PM   #55
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You know, horrible is pretty bad to begin with. I don't really know if it needs an added ridiculous. If it needs anything added I don't think I'd go with ridiculous. It just doesn't fit.
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Seems odd. I have a 2011 6 spd and I average 17.8 mpg no matter how I drive. It varies slightly, but never more than 1 mpg. Have you ever taken it back to Toyota to see what they say?
Yup, I'm over it though. I was just double checking with people in the OP. I'm kind of sorry this keeps getting revived actually.

I wouldn't go as far as to say that I'm ridiculously sorry, but the horse has been beaten nonetheless
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Damn, I'm lifted with bigger tires and all kinds of shit hanging off my truck and I get about 15...
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Meh, not like I'd be saving money selling it and losing 6 grand. Might as well keep on truckin
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I couldn't live with that. I drove an 5.0L F150 that got that mileage and I don't ever want that again. I positively get (very) upset if I don't break 20. Shoot when I first bought the thing I decided to see how bad I could get it so I absolutely rolled into the throttle every chance I could and I still got 19.1. Lowest I recorded was 17.3, driving 75 mph without cruise into a 35+ mph headwind in a storm with the bed full of hunting gear.

I do throw into the highest gear any chance I get. If there's not much throttle then get rid of that rpm. The auto doesn't putz around town in 3rd gear all day; it'll go into 5th at 30 mph easy and as such gives good mileage. Rolling down flat road at 35 mph in 6th = 30+ mpg, same speed in 4th = ~13 mpg. When it's time to speed up, sure at times I'll drop a gear or two, but then get it over with and put it back into top gear.

As far as acceleration goes, I see very little mileage difference whether shifting at 1800 or 2500 or 5500. Truck don't really care in that respect as long as rpm has throttle to go with it.
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Truly happy for ya man. You have to understand the position I'm in though. Trading it in I would lose a butt load and selling private around here isn't as easy as elsewhere, not a lot of folks looking for a lifted 2012 Tacoma that can afford it anyways. Then I'd have to part it out and find a home for my stuff I haven't put on yet, then hunt for a deal on another vehicle. . . All over a few miles per gallon. While I am not happy with 13mpg on a good day driving it super nicely, unless someone walks up and offers me 40 grand I'm going to have to enjoy it one way or another. Might as well just breath and live on
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I live at 5000+ ft, have larger tires, a completely opened up exhaust which kills my low end power, and mountains all around me. I spend a lot of time way to high in my RPM band. That is my explanation for the mileage on my rig anyway...
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