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Feeling the urge to trade...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by RAT PRODUCTS, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Aug 16, 2010 at 8:11 AM
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    RAT PRODUCTS

    RAT PRODUCTS [OP] RAT Products

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  2. Aug 16, 2010 at 8:14 AM
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    1337Taco

    1337Taco Sold all 3

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    Damn, 20 mpg that is good, not sure why you are complaining. I doubt the silverado would get anywhere near that.
     
  3. Aug 16, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    Pugga

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    The new silverado actually does better on the highway. After about 5 - 10 miles it shuts down cylinders if you're just cruising. My buddy will average 25 on a trip from MA to NC in his Silverado. His is a 4 door LTZ 4x4 (Not the Z71). Typical driving he'll get 18 for short highway runs and anywhere from 14 - 16 in the city.
     
  4. Aug 16, 2010 at 8:31 AM
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    DubyaDawg

    DubyaDawg Underprepared and Overconfident

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    I didn't realize that LTZ with Z71 package existed, always thought it was one or the other. Tacos are more fun though!
     
  5. Aug 16, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Before you make a desision, PM Delmarva, and ask him about his Chevy.
     
  6. Aug 16, 2010 at 8:36 AM
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    MAXTacoma

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    That thing has 100k on it. I wouldn't go that direction. Your Tacoma is going to be much more reliable than the Chevy. GL w/ your choice.
     
  7. Aug 16, 2010 at 4:44 PM
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    rab89

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    your doing it wrong, I have the deckplate mod and a thrush welded exhaust, and I got 22mpg driving through arizona. cruise control at about 68mph. and I have 265 75 16 tires, so really I probably got 23 as my speedo and odo are going to be a bit off witht eh bigger tires.
     
  8. Aug 16, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    STLharry

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    I'm getting 20-23 with combined driving. I'm happy, its better than the old 4cyl taco I had.
     
  9. Aug 16, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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    TacomaBuzz

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    Why not get a Tundra if you want a fullsize?? I would take a TUNDRA over a Government Motors CHEVY anyday!
     
  10. Aug 16, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    HondaGM

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    i have a friend that has a silverado with a 5.3,he says it gets 14 mpg
     
  11. Aug 16, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    MowTaco

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    We've got a Suburban with the same power/drivetrain (5.3 V8 and the active fuel management thing). The best it's ever done is a little over 17. The cylinder shutdown is way too touchy and it kicks back to V8 at the slightest drag on power
     
  12. Aug 16, 2010 at 6:46 PM
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    moulin6801

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    I test drove a Silverado, and got lots of feedback from their forum... 14mpg in city, 20mph HWY IF you have that "shut down.." thing.
    OFF anyone can do better if the travel empty at 55 mph :)
     
  13. Aug 16, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    Alright I decided against trading in my taco. I really don't know why, I rather not go through the hassle of buying something else. My taco will suffice for now.
    The reason I thought about it is because I can almost trade straight for it. A Tundra is much more $$$ for a comparable, and I like the styling of the Silverado over anything. I don't put on massive amounts of miles, so reliability isn't the issue. When I go on long trips I usually can't haul everything I need in my small bed, especially if I want the cover on it for rain and snow.
     
  14. Aug 16, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    rkd1119

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    04 HD 2500 Dmax I had needed tailight wiring, gauge panel, steering shaft update, and BOTH SIDES front wheel bearings. All of this inside 80K miles.

    You would be buying a Chevy at the WRONG end of the buying cycle. They might (or as in my case, might NOT) be O.K. for the first 100K or so, then cost you an extra payment in repairs every month from then on.

    Your Tacoma, however, can be reliable out to RIDICULOUS amounts of miles if given proper care. Nothing in life is guaranteed or absolute, but I would bet whatever I had that if you took 10 Tacomas, and 10 of each of other brand trucks, gave them the same care and use, 9 of the 10 Taconma's would outlast EVERYTHING else you tried (maybe all 10, but occasionally you get a lemon).
     
  15. Aug 16, 2010 at 7:46 PM
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    btw, there's a reason you can trade about even.

    Toyota's hold their resale for a reason, and it AIN'T because they're faster, roomier, tow more, parts cost less, ride better, look better....none of those, because they don't DO any of those (for the most part).

    What they do is LAST LONGER. MUCH LONGER.

    What something cost's you to own is like this:

    Purchase Price plus repairs, upkeep, and maintenance

    MINUS resale value.

    Notice that the original price is only ONE of the four factors affecting your TRUE cost of ownership.
     
  16. Aug 16, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    An almost straight across trade , an '03 1st gen. for a '07 Silverado . Hmmm, go figure;);)
     
  17. Aug 16, 2010 at 10:42 PM
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    WhatThePho?

    WhatThePho? Greg Graffin 2016

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    My buddies 2010 5.3 gets 16 going on a Long trips from OC to Havasu.
     
  18. Aug 17, 2010 at 8:14 AM
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    Nice chevy!
     
  19. Aug 17, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    for me, i'd realize i'd make up any difference in mileage in repairing american made junk... :eek:
     
  20. Aug 17, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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