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09 Prerunner Access Cab 2.7L Auto?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by toast, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Feb 16, 2009 at 11:03 AM
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    toast

    toast [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi all -

    I've been lurking for a while but now it seems I have to buy a Tacoma. Long story short some asshole stole my civic 2 nights ago and insurance isn't paying out. SO, looks like I'm finally getting a Tacoma!

    My question is this: I would like the I4 Prerunner Access Cab in auto. Does this option exist? My requirements for the truck are: Access Cab, Prerunner, and definitely auto. I'm sort of stuck on whether or not to get the 4 or v6. From what I've read, the 2.7L guys with the Prerunner pkg are getting almost the same mpg as the v6 model (due to the gearing?).

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Feb 16, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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    muddymike2003

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    my buddy has one, it doens't say "prerunner" on it tho.. what do ya plan on using the truck for?? Any towing? If so I'd get the V6. The 4cyl isn't slow but the 6 would help
     
  3. Feb 16, 2009 at 11:31 AM
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    I have a friend of mine that has an access cab I4 auto that only gets about 1-3 mpg's better than my Dbl Cab 4X4....I think it would be worth driving both of them but lean on the V6
     
  4. Feb 16, 2009 at 11:55 AM
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    Khaos

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    They don't make an I4 Automatic Prerunner. To get an I4 with an auto you got to gt a 5 lug.
     
  5. Feb 16, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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    The v6 is worth the extra money + I don't think they make a 4cyl in the truck you want.
     
  6. Feb 16, 2009 at 3:03 PM
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    If you want the 2.7L I4 PreRunner, your only option will be the manual. Looking back I would go with the 4.0L V6 for the extra power. Although I manage to get decent mileage, It is not TOO much better than the V6. Anywhere from 18 to 21 MPG depending on the driving conditions. The 2.7 5 speed PreRunner comes with 4.10 rear end gearing, causing it to loose some mileage, and give it a little more 'go.'
     
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