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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Hot2na, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. Apr 30, 2012 at 4:34 AM
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    Hot2na

    Hot2na [OP] Well-Known Member

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    About to order a new tacoma..Looking at 4x4 access cab...really worried about v6 VS I4 ...(gas mileage)
    Dont care about towing- But I do want to do alot of fishing on the beach and wondering if the I4 has enough power on an access cab to drive in the sand on a regular basis...

    any input greatly appreciated as I am about to order the truck today or tommorow....
     
  2. Apr 30, 2012 at 4:40 AM
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    Davtopgun

    Davtopgun Weeeee mod time!

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    The 2.7l will do it just fine. When I bought mine, I was very impressed with how much power they got out of a 4 cylinder.
     
  3. Apr 30, 2012 at 4:43 AM
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    go with the v6. you'll be happier down the road with the extra power. Plus you'll get better brakes, higher towing capacity if you need it down the road and higher resale value if you ever decide to get rid of it.
     
  4. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:53 AM
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    Toyota 4 cyl, 5 spd 4x4 = proven legendary status
     
  5. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:57 AM
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    oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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    I have the six, real world gas mileage is roughly 18 mpg. Truck drives like a dream, but I have not heard anyone say anything bad about the four. If I had to do it again, I'd drive the four before I made up my mind. I'm not sure what the four gets for real world mileage, it might not be that great of a difference.
     
  6. Apr 30, 2012 at 6:11 AM
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    Hot2na

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    I can live with 18...and I am too old to want the hassle of a 5 speed anymore...that was fun when I was 18-25...
    Just really care about driving on the sand here at bethany beach & fenwick island...my friend has a 2.4 single cab 5 spd and does it -no problem...but I think an access cab auto,4x4 is pushing it ??
     
  7. Apr 30, 2012 at 6:16 AM
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    carcharias

    carcharias Giggiddy what what

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    That 4x4 might help out in the wintertime.
     
  8. Apr 30, 2012 at 10:43 AM
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    Already have a rav 4 for the snow,which we dont get much of here....
     
  9. Apr 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM
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    I am a new member and have a 2005 Tacoma PreRunner V-6 Access Cab. I am looking for a spoiler that goes on the bottom of the front bumper, I believe it comes in two pieces. I also need a Accessory meter... Does anyone have any of these used or can recomend a website that I can look at?
    Thanks, Micky
     
  10. May 1, 2012 at 7:06 AM
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    My understanding of the 4-cyl auto tranny is that it's the older 4 speed auto. If this is correct it is the "slushier" auto, not the newer 5-speed auto. I would definitely drive one in the situations you want before committing to a 4-cyl/4 speed auto. Although in low speed sand I doubt it would be any problem as you could lock it into 1 or 2 and the power should be more then adequate. I would be more concerned with daily driving the 4cyl/4speed myself.
     
  11. May 1, 2012 at 7:07 AM
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    Might have better luck posting this in a thread of it's own....
     
  12. May 1, 2012 at 7:19 AM
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    I don't think I would want a 4cyl auto myself. I'd go with the V6 if you want an auto.

    I'm also a weekend warrior in your neck of the woods. Most of my fishing is on my boat though however I've wanted to get into surf fishing.
     
  13. May 2, 2012 at 2:46 AM
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    I ordered a v6 4x4 access cab yesterday-should be here in 4-6 weeks...
    thanks for all the input !!!
     
  14. May 2, 2012 at 2:58 AM
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    Welcome and :cheers:
     
  15. May 2, 2012 at 3:34 AM
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    as far as gas mileage is concerned my 4 isn't very good.............comparable to my old s-10 v6
     
  16. May 2, 2012 at 4:15 AM
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    Thanks .....TacoDawgfan !!! Now I am counting the days, can't wait !
     
  17. May 2, 2012 at 4:35 AM
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    ?? County Sheriff repair shop had a 2 WD S10 4.3 and the best it ever did was 21 MPG more like 16-18 and it seemed like it was in the shop more then the cop cars.
     
  18. May 2, 2012 at 4:37 AM
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    Welcome ... :cheers: ... lots of good advice here as well as opinions.
     
  19. May 2, 2012 at 5:18 AM
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    Congrats on the truck. You will be happy you got the v6.:thumbsup:
     
  20. May 3, 2012 at 4:19 AM
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    "lots of good advice here as well as opinions'

    I agree ...so glad I found this site...good bunch of people here.
     
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