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New Kid on the Block

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

  1. Jul 28, 2008 at 7:37 AM
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    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. Jul 28, 2008 at 7:43 AM
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    tcBob

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  3. Jul 28, 2008 at 8:34 AM
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    nagelg

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    Welcome. I can't comment on the gas, my L4 runs just fine on 87.
     
  4. Jul 28, 2008 at 8:35 AM
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    eordonez

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  5. Jul 28, 2008 at 7:31 PM
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    beastlytaco

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  6. Jul 29, 2008 at 6:30 AM
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    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)
     
  7. Jul 29, 2008 at 6:39 AM
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  8. Jul 29, 2008 at 12:05 PM
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    Gene563

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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. Jul 29, 2008 at 7:12 PM
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    BillC2012

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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. Jul 29, 2008 at 7:18 PM
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    Khaos

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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.

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  11. Jul 29, 2008 at 8:12 PM
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    Welcome, lots of good info here.
     
  12. Jul 29, 2008 at 8:19 PM
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