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2005 Tacoma MPG

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by 92128er, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Aug 10, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    92128er

    92128er [OP] Member

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    I'm trying to get an 05 Tacoma 4x2 Regular Cab (not a PreRunner). Anybody know what the typical gas mileage is like? I've seen it listed as both 19/25 and also 21/27. Just wanted to know what people are actually getting. Thanks.


    And also, are these pretty reliable trucks? I can't seem to find on for sale that's NOT at a fly-by-night car dealer. I can't get much of a warranty (30 days/1000 miles) this being the case. Most of 'em have around 90-120K mileage. That would be fine if I knew it was in good shape. Thanks again
     
  2. Aug 10, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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  3. Aug 10, 2011 at 8:23 PM
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    Freestyler

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    i get about 14-17 now, but back when it was stock i hovered around 20. and I just passed 80k on my truck and not a single problem yet. Maybe that helped maybe not, but that's what i got for ya.
     
  4. Aug 10, 2011 at 8:30 PM
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    Nolazach

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    This is why I'm glad I got a Tacoma. 14 is considered "bad", in my last truck I would have been super excited to get 14. I'm used to 10-11 mpg. (Dodge 360V8). I got a 4x2 with the V-6. I don't have it yet, but a principle reason I am buying it is for the better gas mileage.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    Freestyler

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    Yeah I don't mind it too bad, considering a lot of my friends trucks get 8-10
     
  6. Aug 10, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Check out Fulley. I used to get 20 with the stock tires.

    They are pretty good trucks. They do have their issues like any other vehicle.
     
  7. Aug 10, 2011 at 9:33 PM
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    92128er

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    We're talking about a 4-banger here, right? Were you only getting 20 MPG on a 4-cylinder? Or was yours a V6?
     
  8. Aug 10, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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    mine is a v6
     
  9. Aug 10, 2011 at 10:23 PM
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    worthywads

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    Check my sig. Your mileage may vary.
     
  10. Aug 10, 2011 at 10:26 PM
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    TacomaBuzz

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    I'm seeing 25-26 average MPG on my Regular cab 4x2 4 cyl.
     
  11. Aug 11, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    92128er

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    Excellent! That's what I was hoping to hear.

    Just sold my 94 4Runner and it was getting maybe 15 MPG. Just killing me!
     
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