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4 spd vs 5 spd auto trans

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by fireroad, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Sep 22, 2010 at 8:22 PM
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    fireroad

    fireroad [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What are the benefits of a 4 spd trans over a 5 spd trans? Towing? Gas mileage? 0-60 performance?

    I'm looking for my first Tacoma, a used 09 or 10 DBL 4x4. I have just been looking for a short while but recently found an 09 with very low miles that is 3k less than any other comparable Tacoma I have found yet. I ran the VIN number and it has a 4 spd tranny which makes me hesitate.
     
  2. Sep 23, 2010 at 4:49 AM
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    4 speed=4 cyl
    5 speed=6 cyl

    for autos anyway
     
  3. Sep 23, 2010 at 5:37 AM
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    yeah, do you mean auto vs. manual or 4 cyl vs. 6 cyl?
     
  4. Sep 23, 2010 at 6:49 AM
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    Interesting, because the truck I am looking at is a 2009 Dbl Cab 4WD 6 cyl with and when I ran the vin through a decoder it said it had a 4 spd auto? Is the site wrong? It did say it was a 6 cyl as does the ad.
     
  5. Sep 23, 2010 at 6:58 AM
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    If it's a 6 cyl, it's incorrect. All the 6 cylinder autos have a 5 spd transmission. The 6 cyl manuals have a 6 spd transmission.

    If it helps, I don't believe there was a 4 cylinder available for the double cab in '09.
     
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