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My Tacoma's first Long Trip

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tacoguy, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. Jun 29, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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    Tacoguy

    Tacoguy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So, I have an 03 tacoma with only 47k miles. I live in Chicago and am taking the family on a trip to Florida. So this is my tacos first long trip.

    So I have 3 adults and 1 child in the truck, about 300 lbs of luggage in the bed, and drove pretty fast on the way here. Drove pretty much 75-90 consistently with the air conditioning on.

    First 3 fill ups have been 19 mpg, 20 mpg, and 21 mpg. What do you guys think of those numbers? Good, bad, average?
     
  2. Jun 29, 2009 at 8:19 PM
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    TengoTaco

    TengoTaco Wish i was wheelin

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    Sounds average to me. I bet you could have got a couple more MPG going 65mph.
     
  3. Jun 29, 2009 at 8:29 PM
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    Sounds pretty good, I mean 3 adults and 1 child and 300 pounds of luggage a good amount of weight to keep moving around 85 with that 3.4
     
  4. Jun 29, 2009 at 8:36 PM
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    Where in Florida are you at?
     
  5. Jun 29, 2009 at 8:54 PM
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    Well the family wanted to stop because they were getting tired, so we stopped in Valdosta, GA.

    However we are on our way to Miami, so we have about 400+ miles to go.

    One thing that I noticed, was that I saw A TON of tacomas on 75 today. 1st and 2nd gen alike. Especially in Georgia.

    One really caught my eye. A 2nd gen white with a westin bull bar, nitto terra grapplers, looked to have a 3" lift in the front. I also happened to see 2 other first gens in my same color. Not too many like mine, with the bright red and black trim.
     
  6. Jul 1, 2009 at 7:26 PM
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    I would be jumping for joy if i got that mileage, in those condition my stock truck would probably get 14-15mpg
     
  7. Jul 1, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    WhatThePho?

    WhatThePho? Greg Graffin 2016

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