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hello. new guy here. first truck, first toyota, and first 4x4 ever.

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Diemaster, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. Feb 22, 2014 at 12:34 AM
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    Diemaster

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    Hello just wanted to say that i have been browsing the forums here for a year or so and finally decided to create an account.

    i inherited my dads 2004 Tacoma SR5 V6 4x4 double cab with short bed shell and short bed popup camper.

    i already know some of the common stuff and DIY mods like grey wire mod and deck lid mod.

    im a Honda civic guy......no not the fast n furious, nitro sucking, stereotype. so this is my first truck, Toyota, and 4x4 ever. im so used to getting 35 mpg all day w/o trying hard so im dreading the mpg i will get with the v6. im hoping 25 mpg will be achievable but it's probably a high goal to achieve.
     
  2. Feb 22, 2014 at 12:54 AM
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    MGMTacolover55

    MGMTacolover55 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome and once you own a 4x4 you won't want to go back to a civic.
     
  3. Feb 22, 2014 at 2:39 AM
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    RLDTACO

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    Welcome to TW! :wave:
     
  4. Feb 22, 2014 at 3:02 AM
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    Airframes Chief

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    Congrats on inheriting your pop's Taco! I don't think that you will be getting 25 MPG, but with the proper gas/braking technique I am sure that you can achieve a 22 MPG average in that year/style Taco. Best of luck to you and Aloha from Hawaii! :)
     
  5. Feb 22, 2014 at 3:57 AM
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    cabo wabo

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    Welcome to TW
     
  6. Feb 22, 2014 at 3:59 AM
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    Delmarva

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    Welcome to TW :wave:
     
  7. Feb 22, 2014 at 4:26 AM
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    Janster

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    Ain't gonna happen...... not in a V6. Welcome and congrats on inheriting a great truck!!

    There are trade-offs. With less gas mileage, you've gained 4WD, towing, hauling, and new adventures that your civic could never take you.

    Don't worry about the gas mileage.....enjoy the truck for what it can do for you.
     
  8. Feb 23, 2014 at 11:32 PM
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    otis24

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    Welcome!
    My 2003 v6 4X4 TRD is my first truck as well. Before that I had a honda civic too. I had both for a while. The civic was my daily driver until the head gasket, exhaust manifold and catalytic converter all crapped out. I miss the 35mpgs. My truck's an auto and the civic was a manual so I miss the manual.

    I've been thinking if getting some kind of moped for local stuff. U
     
  9. Feb 24, 2014 at 1:23 AM
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    Welcome aboard.
     
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