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I4 automatic 2011

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Ghost Rider, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Aug 5, 2010 at 5:17 AM
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    Ghost Rider

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    What do you think about the 2011 I4 automatic ? If I had this option in 2010 I would probably have gone for automatic...:confused:
     
  2. Aug 5, 2010 at 6:21 AM
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  3. Aug 6, 2010 at 5:17 PM
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    Datnoid

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    I just ordered the reg cab 4x4 w/ auto to get the option of having bucket seats. Should be in within the next ten days. $21340+ tax and title.
     
  4. Aug 6, 2010 at 7:21 PM
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    Barnone

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    Congrats, that what I would get if I was in the market for a new Taco.
    I really like the bucket seats and auto in my 2002.
    What color is it?
     
  5. Aug 6, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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    Isthatahemi

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    That's what I'd have gotten if it was available last fall.
    FWIW - In Canada, the combined mileage rating is 27mpg for the 4 cyl, 24mpg for the 4 cyl. Considering I average under 20, and my 2009 4 cyl 5speed averaged 25 mpg, I'd happily pocket the $100+ gas savings a month with the 4.
     
  6. Aug 7, 2010 at 6:18 AM
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  7. Aug 20, 2010 at 4:50 PM
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    Just finished my first tank of gas on my 2011 reg cab auto. 20mpg.... on my daily commute which is 90 % hwy and 10% off road/gravel/ 4wd . Totally satisfied.
     
  8. Aug 20, 2010 at 7:30 PM
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    Barnone

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    Congrats on the 2011. How are the bucket seats?
     
  9. Aug 20, 2010 at 7:53 PM
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    RideFast

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    how does the auto do with the 2.7L? Does the tranny hunt for gears on the hills?
    I get 20mpg with my 1st gen auto. I used to have a 1st gen v6 5 speed and got 22.
     
  10. Aug 20, 2010 at 8:35 PM
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    Isthatahemi

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    BFG AT's, Weathertechs, Hoppy's brake controller.
    FWIW - My mileage quote of 25 mpg was Imperial gallons, so very close to your 20 mpg, 21ish actually. Congrats and enjoy the truck!
     
  11. Aug 20, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    atavuss

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    I have a 2010 regular cab 4x4 with the manual and bucket seat, I saw a local dealer has a 2011 regular cab 4x4 with auto which is what I wanted when I bought the 2010. I might take a trip and see how much of a hit it would take to trade in the 2010..........
     
  12. Aug 20, 2010 at 9:24 PM
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    Yoytoda

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    did you mean bench?
     
  13. Aug 21, 2010 at 6:14 AM
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    If i stay under 60mph on hills it stays in 4th, but over that it wants to drop into 3rd
     
  14. Aug 21, 2010 at 6:15 AM
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    Very comfortable. Glad I waited for this option
     
  15. Aug 22, 2010 at 9:31 AM
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    oops, yes bench seat.
     
  16. Feb 15, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    Folks are learning......the more gears the tranny has,the more it will search.....I4 with auto 4-speed, been around for a long time!.V-6 folks are seeing this.
     
  17. Feb 27, 2011 at 6:44 AM
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    I wish that option would have been available when I got my '09. I really wanted to have 4wd but there was no 4 banger auto 4wd option at the time so I went 2wd.
     
  18. Mar 1, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    I drive a 2010 Std 4x2 I4 auto. My commutes are mostly interstate, lotsa hills. The engine/tranny combo work very well. The 4 has enough high end torque that it is not gonna do a lot of seeking at highway speeds or better. On upgrades of a couple of miles the taco will hold speed (75+) without downshifting. Previous trucks w/ 4 or 5 speed manuals and 4 cyl. woud feel really bogged down, or require a downshift to avoid losing speed.

    About the only time I have seen seeking is at low (10-30 mph ) on some of the hills close to home. This is the first vehicle with an auto that I have used as a daily driver in way over 20 yrs. My left knee is grateful for the auto when I hit slow/ stop n go on the ride to work. I sacrifice 1 mpg for the auto over manual. It's worth it,
     
  19. Mar 2, 2011 at 2:10 PM
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    sk205, what kind of mpg are you seeing with your interstate driving and at what average speeds?
     
  20. Mar 3, 2011 at 2:13 AM
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    I'm also enjoying the 4 cylinder 4x4 auto. Fantastic truck with good MPG. 20-21 in snowy winter and 23-25 in warmer weather. The bucket seats are very comfortable, too.
     
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