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Engine Experience

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Okkine, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Jun 26, 2008 at 3:51 PM
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    Okkine

    Okkine [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello All,

    I'm looking at getting the 2WD Access Cab with either the 4 cylinder or V6 engine. With gas prices what they are, I'd rather stick with the 4 cylinder.

    It's mostly going to be using it for every day driving and occasionally hauling camping gear.... no heavy loads and no towing.

    Any thought or experiences with the engine would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  2. Jun 26, 2008 at 3:59 PM
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    Marioso

    Marioso El Pitufo

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    go with the v6 yeeah
     
  3. Jun 26, 2008 at 4:01 PM
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    mainerinexile

    mainerinexile Well-Known Member

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    Hello All,

    I'm looking at getting the 2WD Access Cab with either the 4 cylinder or V6 engine. With gas prices what they are, I'd rather stick with the 4 cylinder.

    It's mostly going to be using it for every day driving and occasionally hauling camping gear.... no heavy loads and no towing.

    Any thought or experiences with the engine would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Steve[/quote]

    I have the 08 4WD 4 cyl speed, no complaints. 24-26 mpg, driving carefully (you can't get this mileage with the automatic--but the 2WD should get this mileage even if you don't drive carefully. I had a 1995 Tacoma with 4 cyl also, no complaints over 160,000 miles. You'll like the 4 cyl. Can't see any reason for a 6 cyl for your uses.
     
  4. Jun 26, 2008 at 4:06 PM
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    Sodbuster

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    I have had the access cab 4X4 with the I4 manual. I picked it up this spring and I have a bit over 5000 miles on it. I love it. I pull a 17 and 1/2 foot Crestliner boat with a 115 horse outboard on it. It works a little to pull it but I'm thrilled overall. The I4 access is rated to pull up to 3500 lbs. My last tank gave me 26.8 mpg. The 6 cylinder is an awesome engine but gas is over $4.00 per gallon where I spend much of my time and every little bit helps.
     
  5. Jun 26, 2008 at 4:08 PM
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    klown

    klown Tacoma World Ring Leader

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    Don't get the V6 with the 6 speed. That's what I got, and it's way too much power for me. The thing just takes off wayy too quick and accelerates too quick on the highway. I even stick 1000 lbs of shit in the bed and it's still too much power. I've actually removed 2 of the sparkplugs so that I can have less power. It's too much for me.
     
  6. Jun 26, 2008 at 5:29 PM
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    Okkine

    Okkine [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your input. I've been finding it rather difficult to find any sort of reviews for the I4. They all seem to focus on the V6 and ignore the I4.

    I've definitely been leaning towards the I4 for my purposes.... The mileage seems great for the horsepower offered... but what's on paper is often different from how it actually performs. The first hand info helps.
     
  7. Jun 26, 2008 at 5:30 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    Have to drive it yourself, man. Only you can know your needs. There's nothing wrong with the 4cyl but it isn't for me. I'll give up the 2-3mpg on the highway for more power.
     
  8. Jun 26, 2008 at 5:42 PM
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    Ridingontrd

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    In the reliability ratings I've read before buying mine,there was only one rated higher then the 4.0L Tacoma.The 2.7L Tacoma.!!!!
     
  9. Jun 26, 2008 at 6:10 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    Go with the I-4, sounds like it would suit your needs just fine, or you could try Klowns way... uh ... no :boink:
     
  10. Jun 26, 2008 at 6:18 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    The 2.7 is a fricken anvil of an engine. I beat mine like it owed me money, and it ran like new till I sold it! Never a problem. :)
     
  11. Jun 26, 2008 at 6:31 PM
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    Roland

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    The 2.7L has more than enough power for what you want to do. Heck it has 43 more HP than the 2.4L toyota my father used to use to pull a small 5th wheel trailer.
     
  12. Jun 26, 2008 at 6:43 PM
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    BmacTaco

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    The V6 will get reasonable mileage with a lot more power than the 4. I have an 08 Double Cab V6 auto as well as an 04 4Runner Limted with the same engine, and will get 21 mpg on both. Just depends on your needs.
     
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