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arn't you glad you drive a tacoma with 3.50 gas

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by blackpearl11, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Sep 12, 2011 at 7:26 PM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

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    wat?
    or a 4runner















    :devil:
     
  2. Sep 12, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    sporttacoman

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    3.59 for 89 octane 3.69 for regular 87 eastern Nebraska ive been averaging around 17-18 half city half highway
     
  3. Sep 13, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    Fodder4U

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    I got some last night for $3.38 for regular unleaded in N. Dallas.
     
  4. Sep 13, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Actually no not really. If I was really worried about MPG I would be in a Civic not a brick.
     
  5. Sep 13, 2011 at 1:29 PM
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    friction

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    South Carolina isn't ALL bad. :D

    Is that the price in Monkey's Corner? Seems low.
     
  6. Sep 13, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    Crom

    Crom Time is precious; use it wisely

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    There are times I wish I had my little Accura. I used to get 34mpg... Now I get 20mpg in the taco. Gas is expensive here in Cali. $3.80 at Arco is about the best I can find. It's near $4.00 at Shell / Cheveron / Texaco.
     
  7. Sep 13, 2011 at 1:31 PM
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    ChamYota

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    Im getting 17-18mpg ALL city :D

    Fillup with 92 Octane fuel. About 3.62 I think i paid last week. 52$ :p

    I love my taco. Idgaf about gas anyhow. You are going to fill-up anyway :eek:
     
  8. Sep 13, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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    Exactly. I would have kept my 1.8L 1991 Corolla that got 550kms to a $40 tank of gas.

    And if I really cared, I sure as shit wouldn't have lifted the truck, armoured it and put big knobby tires on it.


    That said, I don't drive like a bat outta hell though. Nice and slow. Civics might be able to sling around curbs, but I can just drive right over them.
     
  9. Sep 13, 2011 at 1:39 PM
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    my other transportation is my bicycle.

    i dont worry about fuel anymore..it isnt gonna get any cheaper. my truck gets ridden far and hard this time of year. hunting season.

    but i make up the bulk of my local travels with my bike.
     
  10. Sep 13, 2011 at 1:43 PM
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    3.69 here and I get about 20 mpg...loveing it.
     
  11. Sep 13, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    Must be nice, I have yet to get over 17mpg, and thats highway,
    in town driving is about 15mpg :(
    Now I admit, I am not a slow driver, but I am not hauling ass by any means either.
    I am just hoping its due to the truck only having 3,000 miles on it, I really hope it gets better.
     
  12. Sep 13, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    Greensystemsgo

    Greensystemsgo Self Proclaimed first gen expert :doh:

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    well, i came from a 66' vw that got around 35mpg and had a 9gallon tank. But no ac. its now my winter car. am i glad about the gas difference, no. Am i stoked to have a bitchen truck? HELLS YEAH!
     
  13. Sep 13, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    I really think MPG in these trucks deals with acceleration. Just ease up on the gas when the light turns green and it will get better :)
     
  14. Sep 13, 2011 at 1:52 PM
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    wrxRome

    wrxRome Houston's Swamp Rat

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    Friendswood, tx just south of Houston is 3.29 here. Filled up for like 50 bucks yesterday
     
  15. Sep 13, 2011 at 1:53 PM
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    skunk

    skunk what did I miss?

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    x10000000 :D

    I came from an F-250 diesel. Awesome truck, I wouldn't have traded for the tacoma but I didn't tow enough to justify the added expense. Plus Diesel is ~4.25 around here :eek:

    Even though I have the 6 spd so I'm not getting quite the milage of the autos..... Still loving my little truck that can!

    BTW, I don't expect stellar MPG's from a truck because if that was my focus I would get a car. I do like an efficient vehicle that meets my needs and that is the Tacoma!
     
  16. Sep 13, 2011 at 1:54 PM
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    $3.90 here...never bothered to check the gas mileage since I bought back in 07.
     
  17. Sep 13, 2011 at 1:54 PM
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    Cheapest around here is $3.89.
     
  18. Sep 13, 2011 at 1:59 PM
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    About 3.50 here in denver and I only get 15mpg armor chews up my gas milage
     
  19. Sep 13, 2011 at 2:00 PM
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    thebigk

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    Um.....14mpg after the lift and tires + $3.59 gas = HELL NO

    I'm going this weekend and getting an economy car for my daily commute I drive 170 miles round trip 5x a week.. For the payment + insurance + gas for the car.....I'll still save over $200 a month than gas alone for the Tacoma.
     
  20. Sep 13, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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    Gas is steadily going back up here in So Cal. Think I saw 3.93 this morning on my way to work. Thank god I commute on my bike and get 40mpg. I'm not worried about the mpg in my truck, I just couldn't afford to fill it up for a few months there while the wife was off work.
     
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