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4 Cylinder Taco

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

  1. Feb 27, 2010 at 5:46 PM
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    jasalvas

    jasalvas [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I just test drove a 07' Tacoma 4x4, 4 banger with 40k. It was nice but felt like there was alot of power missed. I am concidering the purchase, but am not sure if this was just a week truck, I later test drove a 6 cyl. it felt much better but still considering the 4. are there some mods I can do to improve the power? or should I further consider a six? At the moment I dont have a commute, but might soon. At this point I will be using the truck to head for the hills... and climbing them.... Hmmm... decisions decisions.... Help me out fellas...
     
  2. Feb 27, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    uood8

    uood8 If You Search...You Shall Find.

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    the 4cyl is missing the power of the six...it makes up for it in gas mileage. the 4 will seem better once you learn how to drive it, it will go....you just gotta know how to make it go. also the 4cyl has alot less scheduled maintenance than the 6, just look around there are quite a few threads comparing the two.
     
  3. Feb 27, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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    jasalvas

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    Cool, Thanks man.
     
  4. Feb 28, 2010 at 2:24 PM
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    pauldotcom

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    You will drive the 4cyl in the 2000-3000 RPM range all the time. The 6cyl you can keep under 2000 RPM range most of the time. If you are driving up/down hills, I really think the 6cyl ins't that much worse for gas mileage.

    I traded in my 4cyl and now have the 6. Best decision I ever made. I just got back from Vermont, and driving the 6cyl there was a blessing. Plus, I put on almost 300 miles and I still have 1/4 tank.
     
  5. Feb 28, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    MocoTaco

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    I just picked up a 4 cyl Taco, it's not a 4x4 but it is an auto. I looked for a cheap taco with a 5 spd manual but this little Taco was CHEAP and only had 13K!! I drove it and was IMPRESSED with the little 4 popper/auto tranny. Definately not a race truck but yeah, REAL TRUCKS HAVE TWO DOORS AND GETTER DONE WITH FOUR!!!
     
  6. Feb 28, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    I'd spend the little extra for the v6. A lot more power, not that much milage diff to complain about unless you're really strapped, and if you ever wanna tow.... you're a hell of a lot better off with the v6. Plus, every time you go WOT, even if it's slower than my prior cars (g35, tt stealth)... it still brings a smile to my face :D
     
  7. Feb 28, 2010 at 5:05 PM
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    uood8

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    I mean i have a 4cyl 4x4 (4.10 gears) and by no means will it win a drag race....it will get out of the way if need be. If i really wanted to i could push 23-24mpg out of it, i've used it to pull multiple cars out of ditches, pulled many trailers loaded down with various items....its not fast or pretty in the process, but it gets the job done with bulletproof reliability. You can't beat a 2.7 yota motor.

    My prior vehicle was an 08 Frontier 4.0, so it was a real adjustment getting used to the 2.7, but i like it and about the only time i miss the 4.0 is when i am passing someone.
     
  8. Feb 28, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    Raven65

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    It just depends on what you need out of the truck. My 2.7L 5-lugger does everything I need it to do (including hauling my motorcycles and occasionally towing my 17' bowrider boat - about 2000 lbs.) - while getting 25-28 MPG on the highway on my long commute. I've never for a second wished I had bought 4x4 or the V6.
     
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