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08 poor gas milage

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rpoint16, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. Sep 11, 2007 at 6:34 PM
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    rpoint16

    rpoint16 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  2. Sep 11, 2007 at 6:40 PM
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    rhoppas

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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.
     
  3. Sep 11, 2007 at 6:47 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    on all highway i'm averaging 20 but i also just hit 20k miles on it since late november
     
  4. Sep 11, 2007 at 7:00 PM
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    tcBob

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    Give it time to break in. My 07's MPG was horrible until about the 5K mark.
     
  5. Sep 11, 2007 at 7:21 PM
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    brownie374

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    Me too My 07 was terrible at 15 mpg new I freaked. Now I average between 20.4 and 22
     
  6. Sep 11, 2007 at 9:00 PM
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    rpoint16

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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.
     
  7. Sep 11, 2007 at 9:02 PM
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    tcBob

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    Doubt it. I drove it pretty awful during the break in period too.
     
  8. Sep 12, 2007 at 8:28 AM
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    How fast were you going and where were your RPM's for the majority of the trip?
     
  9. Sep 12, 2007 at 4:50 PM
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    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!
     
  10. Sep 12, 2007 at 4:52 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    the rpm's in mine at 78mph was 2200-2300ish
     
  11. Sep 12, 2007 at 5:20 PM
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    Glad to hear everyone say the mileage gets better. On my third tank, and barely averaging 16.
     
  12. Sep 13, 2007 at 9:21 AM
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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?
     
  13. Sep 17, 2007 at 6:20 PM
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    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.:(
     
  14. Sep 17, 2007 at 6:30 PM
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    ZonKs

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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.
     
  15. Sep 18, 2007 at 1:09 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    today i got 20.3 of mixed highway and city...mid-grade as well
     
  16. Sep 19, 2007 at 5:17 AM
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    106Tacoma

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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.
     
  17. Sep 19, 2007 at 5:37 AM
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    007Tacoma

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    :eek: - mine has a 21 gallon tank! Your gauge may say your empty, but I have a feeling you are missing the last 7 gallons.
     
  18. Sep 19, 2007 at 7:00 AM
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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
     
  19. Sep 19, 2007 at 9:46 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    ditto...when i filled up yesterday, i put in 18.6 gallons
     
  20. Sep 20, 2007 at 11:09 PM
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    Rich Swanner

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    First tank 18.7 MPG next 19.94. 750 Miles .[​IMG]
     
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