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how many miles before MPG usually gets better??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TRDfarmerTN, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Jan 12, 2012 at 9:15 PM
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    TRDfarmerTN

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    20% tint, painted handles,painted grill, wet okole seatcovers,sockmonkey decals
    just got my 12' got 2000 miles on her now, just wondered how many miles it usually takes before u start seeing better MPG??? so far it seems to get worse milege then my 2008 truck that was excatly the same, even down to the tires cause i swapped them over!!! im hoping it gets better if not ill be regretting my choice...as of right now my 08 was gettin 2-3mpg better!!!
     
  2. Jan 12, 2012 at 9:38 PM
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    TastyHuman

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    What makes you think it will get better? My 07 dropped from 21-22 when new to 17-18 as soon as the oxygenated fuel arrived.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2012 at 9:39 PM
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    cause most vehicles get alittle better once they get broke in
     
  4. Jan 12, 2012 at 9:48 PM
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    Bajatacoma

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    Good luck, mine was getting between 17 and 20 until ethanol became the norm; now I'm lucky to see 15mpg. :(
     
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    TastyHuman

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    I think that's a myth from times past. Machine tolerances are much tighter and lubrication much better today so it might improve slightly as the rings seat but that's about it. Once in a while someone may report a jump at some magic number, like 10k miles, but if those reports are true then it probably indicates something out of normal tolerance from the factory.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2012 at 10:28 PM
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    Most likely I bought about 25 new vehicles over the course of my life time. Pretty anal about checking the gas mileage on all of them. I can honestly say I have not owned ANY vehicle that got better mileage after a few thousand miles.
    Usually it gets worse because at first we baby it to death then once the new wears off we drive them a little harder.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2012 at 11:27 PM
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    ShawnR

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  8. Jan 12, 2012 at 11:51 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    You bought a truck looking for good MPGs??? :laugh: :p


    J/K...but don't look for it to get better bud. Just go easy on the accelerator, change the oil and air filter regularly...that's about it :)
     
  9. Jan 13, 2012 at 3:04 AM
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    Blueridge

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    Bad time to check mileage, at least for me living in the cold northeast. Winter time mileage always tanks :mad:
     
  10. Jan 13, 2012 at 4:42 AM
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    OutbackHack

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    My mileage went up 3-4mpg after the first 1,000 miles. But it may have also just been my learning curve for driving and shifting the new truck.
     
  11. Jan 13, 2012 at 4:45 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    so true.
    So many factors too considering driving habits of everyone, truck configuration, elevation, traffic congestion, maintenance or non maintenance and on and on and on.
    Put gas in, drive and smile is about all I do. Love driving the truck.
     
  12. Jan 13, 2012 at 6:15 AM
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    jrdbrn

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    I thought I was getting bad mileage. Started using fuelly and I am getting about 20 MPG on winter blend. I think the gas gauge is different on the newer trucks.
     
  13. Jan 13, 2012 at 6:51 AM
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    Pugga

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    Mine started getting a little better after the first few thousand miles but I think it was mostly because I figured out how to adjust my driving habits to make the Tacoma more efficient vs. my old truck.
     
  14. Jan 13, 2012 at 6:54 AM
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    I average 15 on hwy drivin round 60-65.. consider yourself lucky.:eek:
     
  15. Jan 13, 2012 at 6:57 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    winter time gas is worse. also you need to factor in if you are letting your truck warm up in the mornings.

    in the summer I get 19.5 mpg on nearly every tank. Now I am at around 16mpg... winter blend gas and letting it warm up in the morning kills it. while your truck sits idling you are getting ZERO miles per gallon...
     
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