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New Kid on the Block

Discussion in 'New Members' started by BillC2012, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. BillC2012

    BillC2012 [OP] Bill

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    I bought my '05 4Runner new in May, '05. Been wanting a Tacoma for about a year. The changes in the '09 models have made the wait worthwhile.

    Did some window shopping a month ago and was told by the salesman at a local dealer that the Double Cab was not available with a V-6 and 6-Speed manual transmission. Then he handed me a brochure with a photo of one with that configuration. Go figure... (I think this guy was a bit misinformed.)

    One question: All the information I've read about the 2009 models state that the V-6 engine requires Premium Unleaded, 91-Octane fuel. Is there enough of a fuel economy difference to justify the 10 - 20 cent/gallon difference from Regular Unleaded?
     
  2. tcBob

    tcBob Gringo Bandito Staff Member

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    Welcome. I can't comment on the gas, my L4 runs just fine on 87.
     
  4. eordonez

    eordonez Living vicariously through mjp2

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  5. beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    hello and welcome to tee dubya
     
  6. Burns

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    Welcome to the site and yes the 4.0L will run fine on 87 octane. Just as an FYI the Auto gets better MPG than the 6-speed. (I have owned both)
     
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    Welcome to the forum.TW is loaded w/great info.But sadly not enough pics.:( U have any?? Get um up:D Been using 89 mid.No probs here.
     
  8. Gene563

    Gene563 Well-Known Member

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    I was told the same thing about the Dbl cab, v6, manual; The dealer said they don't get them in my area. I went home and saw, online, that the same dealer had 2 in stock. I went back a few days later and drove the stick and auto. I bought the automatic.
     
  9. BillC2012

    BillC2012 [OP] Bill

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    Just out of curiosity, Gene563, what was it about the manual that turned you off to it?

    I personally just prefer a manual. Learned on a 3-speed column shift. I am surprised to learn that an automatic provides better fuel economy. I always held the theory that the direct connection provided by the clutch would slightly increase economy.
     
  10. Khaos

    Khaos Well-Known Member

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    The manual has a long throw and seems to shift slowly, it also gets less miles per gallon than the Automatic. They do make a DC in a manual, they do not however make the dc long bed in an a manual. The auto gets better gas mileage due to taller gearing. Honestly, I love this transmission. I've never heard that you have to run anything higher than regular. I personally like to run higher grade gas when I can afford it.

    Welcome to Tacoma World.
     
  11. nagelg

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    Welcome, lots of good info here.
     
  12. Gene563

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    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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