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Considering bailing early...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MrGuitarguy, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:26 PM
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    MrGuitarguy

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    Maybe its the unchanged air filter? Maybe its because of my driving, or perhaps its because I'm in shock that gas prices skyrocketed over night 10 to 15 cents. I dont think I can do it with the long distance driving I HAVE to do. It's to much.

    The most someone has offered for my truck (recently) was $11,500, but it has some door damage. I thought it was way to low, especially since that's what first gens go.

    Anyway, if I decide to pull the trigger what are good eco cars? No prius, or Honda fit sport looking cars.

    Anyone else feeling the heat?
     
  2. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    brians05taco

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    hang in there still better than a fullsize truck
     
  3. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    MxRacer190

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    Yeah. I drove by the gas station today in shock. $3.15 for regular. I'm used to paying $2.89-$2.95


    I've been pondering upon buying a streetbike(used 05 or 06) And using it to drive to school/work. I'm using a tank and a half a week atm.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:30 PM
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    God yes. I see Silverado's and 250's and I just think, "My God...."; and those aren't even the lifted ones.

    Considering a 06 VW GTI, sporty, luxurious, fast and economical. Or an 02 4runner sport, seeing as I dont use my bed.
     
  5. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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    Sorry I don't have any specific vehicle info, but definitely get something that is reliable. Great gas mileage won't mean anything if the car is constantly breaking down.
     
  6. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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    brians05taco

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    i just bought a boat another twenty gallon tank to fill up yuck
     
  7. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    Pugga

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    Depends, I'm actually getting worse mileage than I did in my Silverado. It was a Z71 extended cab...

    As far as cars, Subaru's are real decent cars. If you're looking for something small just to put miles on, can't go wrong with a civic or accord. They're small but they do have quite the reputation for longevity. You could look at one of the TDI's but I'm not sure how maintenance is with those and you'd be paying extra for diesel.
     
  8. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    MrGuitarguy

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    No recommendations for cars/SUV/trucks?
     
  9. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    The new accords are suppose to be good. Even the http://www.hyundaiusa.com/ not sure about their reliability yet, but they fix it for the first 100k miles.
     
  10. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    That's why the truck is a Toy and the commutes are in the Bu... 27 mpg vs. 15 mpg...
     
  11. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    Get a longboard
     
  12. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    TacoSport opinions are like assholes; everyones got one.

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    get yourself a Corrolla or Civic if you travel alot and gas prices are gauging you.
     
  13. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    I guess I should mention I;m 19 and cant accord "new" or anything over 14k
     
  14. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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    what about a Corolla S!!! my gf mom has one and gets 39mpg highway and 35 city and only oil changes
     
  15. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    Scion tc ... Celica ... Corrola... Camry ... Vw is good
     
  16. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    Yeah, ive seen some nice fixed ones.
    Keep the ideas coming guys!
     
  17. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    Anything small will be pretty good. I had an older Ford Focus that was really good on gas. I would average around 30 city. The SVT focus was a decent sporty car with about the same mpg. A VW Golf is just all around good. I have wanted one for a while. Pretty good mileage wise and they have a big mod market. Corolla's are nice too.
     
  18. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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    Get a longboard!
     
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    I'm payin $3.50 here in Hawaii. And I get 10-12 mpg. My suggestion is a BMW 335d Has pretty much all the performance stats of a regular 335 but it's Diesel. Gas mileage is estimated around 23 City and 36 Highway. But in an independant test they averaged 43.9 Highway and a combined average of 35.1 MPG. Just my personal suggestion...
     
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