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08 poor gas milage

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by rpoint16, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. sawdust

    sawdust Unapologetic Texan

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    Don't feel bad. The salesman had to explain that to me during the test drive. I'm not sure why the gear selector makes all those funky turns.
     
  2. supra90140

    supra90140 Well-Known Member

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    yea i dont know why they make all the new cars like that. takes some getting used to. i made a huge jump from my 92 ranger to an 08 tacoma. the only thing i miss about the ranger is not caring about it. lots of off roading threw bushes and stuff. i have that thing all scratched up.
     
  3. nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    yeah, thats what sucks about owning something new.... you actuallly care about it. I miss the good ole days when i didnt give a sh!t about how my vehicle looked.
     
  4. sawdust

    sawdust Unapologetic Texan

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    My trade-in had a big ole dent above the rear left tire. I used to call it my theft deterrent system.
     
  5. Oaklandish

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    Seems like I'm getting pretty poor milieage too. But then again I'm used to a honda. Can't really comepare the 2 I guess.
     
  6. concrete jedi

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    TcBOB said it best, let it break in, although mine went to 21,000 before I saw a big change in mileage. :playball:
     
  7. supra90140

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    my gas mileage dropped by about 2 mpg. I think its because they do something with the gas for the winter thats makes you get worse mpg. i was averaging mid 18 now I am down around 15-16 all the time. My highway was only at 17. I only have 4500 miles on the truck so far. Hope it comes back up
     
  8. burrito

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    Bought my 08 DC LB TRD Sport in October. I've filled it up 4 times since then. Worst mpg was 18.1, the best was 19.9
     
  9. concrete jedi

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    Welcome burrito, winter gas does not burn as efficient, it'll come back in the spring. :D
     
  10. burrito

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    Never knew there was such a thing as winter gas. I'm in Southern California.
     
  11. concrete jedi

    concrete jedi Well-Known Member

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    Lucky Bastard ! :boom:
     
  12. Jimbo

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    I got a v6 access 4x4 with 6000mi.
    I was getting consistently 18-20. Now that winter is here and (maybe coincidently) I got the suspension TSB all done, my mileage has mysteriously dropped to 17.5-18.5 ?? What up? winter gas? maybe!
     
  13. concrete jedi

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    Probably, try this... go to the auto parts store and get some octane boost, gas up, hit your tripometer and see what you get. :pccoffee:
     
  14. Jimbo

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    Thanks, I will try that for sure. Really suprised me going down, I have always read here that mileage tends to go up with breakin and mileage.
    I wonder if its the same difference just filling up next time with 92?
     
  15. jayster

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    TOYOTA HOOD PROTECTOR, SIDE WINDOW VAS SHADES, TOYOTA TOOL BOX, OKOLE' SEAT COVERS, TSB REAR LEAF CONVERSION, DEMELLO ROCK SLIDERS, ROAD ARMOR FRONT AND REAR BUMPERS, TOYOTA ROOF RACK, HIGH INTENSITY LED LICENSE PLATE LIGHT, PILOT FRONT FOG, PILOT REAR BACK UP, MODIFIED TOYOTA SKID PLATE....
    I just bought my Tacoma Crew Cab Short Bed, TRD Offroad, with Auto..I am getting a dismal 14 mpg with a 50/50 highway and city! I have been watching the tach and it appears to run at 2000 rpm on the highway and pretty much the same in the city...My 2007 FJ gets about 19 to 22 with the same 4.0.
     
  16. concrete jedi

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    2 new Toyotas, what am I doing wrong...oh yeah Im an idiot. :puke:
     
  17. jayster

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    TOYOTA HOOD PROTECTOR, SIDE WINDOW VAS SHADES, TOYOTA TOOL BOX, OKOLE' SEAT COVERS, TSB REAR LEAF CONVERSION, DEMELLO ROCK SLIDERS, ROAD ARMOR FRONT AND REAR BUMPERS, TOYOTA ROOF RACK, HIGH INTENSITY LED LICENSE PLATE LIGHT, PILOT FRONT FOG, PILOT REAR BACK UP, MODIFIED TOYOTA SKID PLATE....
    I'm not complaining...I just thought it was funny...My previous vehicle only got 8 mpg! I still have my eco car that I can use when I'm going long distances. My Camry 4 banger gets about 26-28 mpg. I love my Tacoma. Last tank I got 16.3 mpg 50/50 hwy/city.
     
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