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4 banger or a 6

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BAMFTACO, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Oct 27, 2010 at 1:01 PM
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    BAMFTACO

    BAMFTACO [OP] Pabst Blue Ribbon on ice

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    Which one would you rather have a 4 or a v6 this a thread about the benefits of both.
     
  2. Oct 27, 2010 at 1:04 PM
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    Pugga

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    V6 for towing and hauling capabilities. Plus, not that it mattered, it was the only engine offered in the double cab when I bought mine.
     
  3. Oct 27, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    bjmoose

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    If you're getting the std cab, get the 4.

    If you're getting the access or double cab, get the 6.

    Lock it.
     
  4. Oct 27, 2010 at 1:10 PM
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    BAMFTACO

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    I like my v6 just cuz its a reliable and gots some power sometimes I wish I got a 4 banger stick for better gas milage but if I did I would get a single cab and does anyone know if toyota make a v6 single cab cuz that would be my choice a v6 single cab 4x4
     
  5. Oct 27, 2010 at 1:12 PM
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    uood8

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    There are like a thousand threads on this already.
     
  6. Oct 27, 2010 at 1:14 PM
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    DriverSound

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    Depends what you can afford. Mpg's are not too far off from one another.
     
  7. Oct 27, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    Falcon86

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    I have a Double Cab with a 4 cylinder. Everyone seems to have a problem with it, but I think it's perfectly fine. That being said, each engine is suited to it's own uses. I'm not expecting to be able to tow a house or anything, but it pulls the truck and my family just fine and gets pretty good MPG's in the process.
     
  8. Oct 27, 2010 at 1:34 PM
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    If I want to pull a trailer I get a 6, if I want to pull flowers I get a 4.
     
  9. Oct 27, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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    90YotaPU

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    I had a V6 in my '99 and now have a I4 in the '10. Very happy with the I4. I actually found the V6 to be very overpowered for what I use it for. Unless you're towing a trailer regularly, go for the I4 otherwise you'll always be wondering how much gas money you could be saving. Just my thoughts.
     
  10. Oct 27, 2010 at 2:39 PM
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    i have a 4 banger, i wish it was a 6 lol ... that should say enough
     
  11. Oct 27, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    i havn't taken mine in the mud but the 4 dosn't have any balls lol
     
  12. Oct 27, 2010 at 3:07 PM
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    go to www.fueleconomy.org and look for the 2011 tacoma models and see for yourself it the (city only) mpg gain is worth it.
     
  13. Oct 27, 2010 at 3:12 PM
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    Depends on what you are planning to do. V6 if you are going to tow .... I4 otherwise .... pretty much what the others said .....
     
  14. Oct 27, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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    I say v6 just for more power even if you dont need it all the time. Plus just the fact that its a v6, haha.:D
     
  16. Oct 27, 2010 at 3:36 PM
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    I made that decision last year and went V6.

    The 4 was "adequate" when I test drove it, but I really, really like to have excess power available at the push of a pedal. The 6 put a smile on my face.

    However, I do wish I had the fuel economy of the 4.
     
  19. Oct 27, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    I almost got a new AC 4x4 I4, because it would of been the same price as a used V6 (young with low miles). I'm glad I didn't because now I'm at 6,000+ feet and with 255/85/16s. I really would hate to have to re-gear.
     
  20. Oct 27, 2010 at 4:33 PM
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    No contest for me - I'm not paying thousands more for significantly worse mileage. :rolleyes:

    Maybe if I were doing more serious hauling or towing, but there's none of that in my foreseeable future.

    I'm going to spend the money I saved on a motorcycle, get my acceleration jones that way! :D
     
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