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4.0 vs 4.7

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by ACBWV91, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Apr 14, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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    ACBWV91

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    Im looking around and finally noticed that the resale values of the tacomas are so ridiculously high that I think its dumb to pay 16k ish for one with 100k+ when i could get a tundra (first gen) for the same price and a lot less miles.. Here in the charleston area many of the tacomas dont even have power locks and windows. Parents are possibly gonna help me out but are reluctant because I do want the 4.7 tundra over the 4.0 tacoma. I just think its so much more truck for the money (locks, windows, v8) and i like the looks a little better.


    So ive looked around on here and other forums like tundrasolutions to see if there is a big enough difference in gas mileage to get a tacoma over a tundra, and I was hoping you all could give me a better idea. Especially those have owned them before or own them now... I have found the tacos are about 18 on the highway and keep finding tundras that do the same.

    BTW Im looking at access cab 4x4s.

    Is the gas mileage that different between tacos(4.0) and tundras(4.7)?
     
  2. Apr 14, 2011 at 2:13 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    Nope. I get the same MPG or better than a 4.0.
     
  3. Apr 14, 2011 at 2:17 PM
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    Haha just the guy i was looking for. I saw you had one and couldnt remember which mod it was..... You think the 5 speed auto has anything to do with it since you've got an 05?
     
  4. Apr 14, 2011 at 2:32 PM
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    Could be. It's the same tranny as the second gens (A750 series). I'm sure it's geared slightly different though.
     
  5. Apr 14, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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    Im driving my dads 05 tundra double cab 2wd and I average 17 with 85% highway and 15% city, this is completely babying it also, if I speed up at all the mileage gets down to the 15s, I have no experience with the 4.0 but it has to be better. I guess if your not driving to much it wont make a big difference but if you are then the smaller engine might be the way to go.
     
  6. Apr 14, 2011 at 3:11 PM
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    Thanks guys.....

    Anybody else have any experience? Even if you have something to sway me towards the tacoma, lets hear it.
     
  7. Apr 14, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    Same size as a 2nd gen Taco (within a few inches)
    Geometry is the same (lift characteristics)
    Bench vs. bucket seating.
    V8 vs V6
    METAL vs plastic bed
    No manual option vs man or auto
    Timing belt (interference motor) vs chain
     
  8. Apr 14, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    My moms 4.7 4runner AWD gets 18-19 hichway and 15-16 city, thats all I know.
     
  9. Apr 14, 2011 at 3:35 PM
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    I like what I see so far.... Thanks
     
  10. Apr 14, 2011 at 3:37 PM
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    power wise is pretty close...
     
  11. Apr 14, 2011 at 3:41 PM
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    282 vs. 245
     
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    Just dont get the 5.7 if your worried about mpgs. My dads 07 DCab TRD Off Road gets 12.4
     
  13. Apr 14, 2011 at 3:43 PM
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  14. Apr 14, 2011 at 3:43 PM
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    It makes me miss my 1st Gen Tundy
     
  15. Apr 14, 2011 at 3:46 PM
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    haha hell no, i dont have that kind of dough anyway. Id say the 07 and newer are pretty pricey, i havent botherd to look.
     
  16. Apr 14, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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  17. Apr 14, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    :notsure:

    That's a toyota pdf.
     
  18. Apr 14, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    Could be. It was for the 05 year.
     
  19. Apr 14, 2011 at 4:03 PM
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    That is a sweet V8 and the 1st gen Tundras are sweet looking. I've seen guys with in excess of 400K miles on the 4.7
     
  20. Apr 14, 2011 at 4:11 PM
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    not as good looking as 2nd gens though IMO
     
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