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Considering purchase. Opinions plz!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by gt4rcdude, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Jan 29, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    Just enough! Other vehicles: 2015 Mustang GTPP 2014 Prius 2010 4runner SR5 4x4 2009 TRD-OR AC
    This is my point exactly with the 4 vs 6. My truck is not broken in yet (5K miles) and I already get an average of 20mpg hwy on winter blend gas and about 18 mostly city driving.
     
  2. Jan 30, 2011 at 6:17 PM
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    Any opinions on stick or auto mated to the 4 banger? I live in Atlanta so traffic can be an issue. More like a nightmare. I enjoy driving a stick tho. I'm leaning toward the auto, but a deal just popped up VA for a nice stick.

    Thanks to all those who have commented.
     
  3. Feb 23, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    Well, ended up finding a 2009 SR5 Access in Super white with gray interior with 3800 miles on it! Absolute mint condition for $17500. Woo hoo!
     
  4. Feb 23, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    Congrats!
     
  5. Feb 23, 2011 at 7:59 PM
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    If your bed will be empty 99% of the time, then just get a car. Borrow a truck for that 1%.
     
  6. Feb 25, 2011 at 6:45 AM
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    Need a truck this weekend to pick up a load of manure. When can you be here?
     
  7. Feb 25, 2011 at 8:31 AM
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    You need more friends?
     
  8. Feb 25, 2011 at 9:13 AM
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    Congrats on the purchase ...... it sounds as if it will fit all your needs ...... I have a '10 with the same set up ...... and with gas jumping from $2.95 to $3.05 yesterday morning that I4 will serve you well.
     
  9. Feb 25, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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    You will be fine with the 4 . Its not only about MPG .......MAINTENANCE is less expensive and easier to work on. I prefer the 6 but would have purchased my truck if it had the 4 cyl as well. Unfortunately the Double Cabs in 08 only came with a 6.
     
  10. Feb 25, 2011 at 10:13 AM
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    One general rule I have learned with 4-bangers: If you're going to have your foot in it a lot, your gas savings will be marginal.

    If the engine is being pushed harder to perform to make up for the smaller displacement, it will reduce your mpg numbers.

    FWIW, that has been my experience...
     
  11. Feb 26, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    Can never have too many. I just hate borrowing somebody's truck. Too much to worry about. I prefer to be self sufficient.

    I have a Celica GTFourRC, a Celica convertible with a turbo swap and a Mercedes Benz. Got the car thing covered.

    Filled up today. With 5000 miles on the clock I got 23mpg in mixed driving including one 8 mile traffic jam and 70% short trips. That's 7 mpg better than my Tundra got. I'll take it. I've already hauled two motorcycles. I'm completely satisfied with the power. I'm hoping as the miles pile up the mpg's will improve just a tad. I've heard good things about ARE air filters. Gas went up 20 cents in the last few days. I'm so glad I sold that Tundra.

    Thank you all for your opinions and suggestions.
     
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