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Like that gas mileage!!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by oldranger821, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. Apr 10, 2011 at 5:09 AM
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    oldranger821

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    :D Sure like that gas mileage. 22.6 miles per gallon. 2011 AC Tacoma. First fillup... My Ford Ranger PU was getting maybe 15 at best. Took the Taco to Mobile AL yesterday and REALLY like the way it drives at 65-70 MPH.
     
  2. Apr 10, 2011 at 6:30 AM
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    Nice. You get the I4 because the cheaper purchase price, or because gas mileage? Just curious.

    Mine was a little bit of both. Mainly though it was purchase price because if I wanted the V6 I would have had to go AC. So I probably would have ended up spending about 5-6K more on the truck. I am glad though that I have the 4-banger when I go to the gas station. Sure, its only about 5-10 percent better fuel economy, but my calculations based on my driving habits show it saves me about 64 gallons a year, or around $200.
     
  3. Apr 10, 2011 at 6:57 AM
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    Both Jonathan. I don't tow anything so the V6 was not needed and don't hot dog around in the truck. It's a nice ride. Age here is 65, so I am not into all that stuff. She will probably stay stock with a few enhancements.

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  4. Apr 10, 2011 at 7:42 AM
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    I'm kind of glad they are putting the SWB paint on more levels of this truck. Depending on who you talk to, it was only available on TRD and X-Runner for a while...I was glad to get my SR5 in SWB.

    Your 5-lugger looks nice in that color.
     
  5. Apr 10, 2011 at 11:54 AM
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    ^ agreed. No offense to anyone, but I normally don't like the look of stock 5-luggers (now with a few mods they can be SWEET!), or SWB paint jobs... However, that AC 5-lugger looks sweet in SWB!
     
  6. Apr 11, 2011 at 3:17 AM
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    Thanks guys. I originally was going with Pyrite Mica because when I built it on line the site said it was not available. I was snoopy around at the dealership one Sunday and seen the SWB color and fell in love with it and started working on getting it to show up. No luck. Then went to the dealership and got with richard and explained what I wanted. He checked and there was 4 in the whole eastern half of the US.
     
  7. Apr 11, 2011 at 9:35 AM
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    Good mpg and sweet looking truck John.
     
  8. Apr 30, 2011 at 5:30 AM
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    Really like the on the road mileage. Did it twice to make sure. 25.7 MPG on my trip to Greenville , Ga. Did not push it hard, 70 on the 4 lanes. Dodged tornados Wednesday night. 3 miles to the north and 5 miles away to the south. No damage to LIL Blue.
     
  9. Apr 30, 2011 at 6:07 AM
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    Nice truck! 25+ mpg in a pickup truck is downright awesome.
     
  10. Apr 30, 2011 at 6:43 AM
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    NO Chrome,3" NFab's steps,TRD skid,Wet okie's.011 grill, k&n,5100's,All this comes right off when the old lady says let's go get a NEW ONE!!!
    Hi John,Glad the new taco is doing good.Snow white the grocery store princess is still getting almost 20 mpg at 40,000. but i do drive like Im ret. now, 70 with the c.c. set is the way to go. Looked at nice 08 tundra crew with 21000 mi. for sale by a 80 y.o. as new in and out its down to 20 k and no takers he told me to name your price. the other half thinks its to big but i want it. We know how this will go. Keep you posted.. Jim
     
  11. Apr 30, 2011 at 8:01 AM
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    Is it the 5.7 Tundra?
     
  12. Apr 30, 2011 at 8:07 AM
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    OP .... congrats on the purchase and choice.

    I am in the same position as you .... I bought what I will use it for ... not what the neighbors and friends think I should have.

    I have a '10, basically the same model as your's.

    Check out my fuel use below to give you some idea of what you may get, just click on the link.

    Keeping it under 2000 rpms is a big factor.

    Tint the front windows to 35% and you'll be good ..... enjoy your ride.
     
  13. Apr 30, 2011 at 8:23 AM
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    Yes and maxed out, real nice one.. We have had toyota trucks from 84 till now all small or mid size . I just want something big (Tundra) cuz I can. Six mo. down the road I might say WTF did i do.
     
  14. Apr 30, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    :)

    Wow, that seems like a killer deal for 20k!
     
  15. Apr 30, 2011 at 3:53 PM
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    yeah. I really like it. Like you I don't push it hard. GOOD LUCK with the other half and the new truck!!!!
     
  16. Apr 30, 2011 at 4:27 PM
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    Thanks Jimmy. Will check out the window tint thing. I am in florida and they have some quarky laws here on tinted windows. I don't blame them cause the cops need to see who is in the car. I was a cop at one time so I have been there.
     
  17. Apr 30, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    Yeah, my ford ranger 2004 was getting maybe 14-15 miles per gallon.
    Glad to be in my new Taco.
     
  18. Apr 30, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    You're a tad older (seasoned ... ha) than me. You and I are most likely cut from the same cloth. We drive smart, keep the music down and don't draw attention to ourselves ..... 35% tint will match the rear side windows well ..... take a look ....

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