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Pleasant Surprise with Gas Mileage

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dsd48, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. Oct 1, 2007 at 7:41 PM
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    dsd48

    dsd48 [OP] Member

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    After reading many threads about poor gas mileage, I began to think that I should cancel my deal on a new 2007 TRD Sport. The deal went through and I was off to Canada. First tank got an average of 22 mpg. and the return trip averaged 23.2 mpg. As for the break-in, I just followed my mechanic's advice and stopped more often. Just turned 1000 miles in two weeks.
     
  2. Oct 1, 2007 at 7:48 PM
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    tcBob

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    I had a diff experience. Horrible mileage till a few thousand miles. Then I saw some good results.
     
  3. Oct 1, 2007 at 7:53 PM
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    Hope my results don't evaporate! I can't see them getting better, but who knows???
     
  4. Oct 2, 2007 at 3:58 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    Congrats! Which engine do you have?
     
  5. Oct 2, 2007 at 5:30 AM
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    dsd48

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    4.0 liter with 5 speed auto. I never went over 62 mph, and at times was cruising at 55. All interstate driving.

    Any suggestions as to a hard tonneau cover, and running boards?
     
  6. Oct 2, 2007 at 7:45 AM
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    sawdust

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    Thanks for giving me some hope. I'm almost at 500 miles and disappointed in the 15-16 mpg I'm seeing. 20+ would make me happy, but I'd stop complaining at 19.
     
  7. Oct 2, 2007 at 7:48 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I stomp on the pedal every second I get. I just can't help myself.

    I have enjoyed using the Toyota OEM running boards that were an option.
     
  8. Oct 2, 2007 at 8:33 AM
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    kristopherl

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    I now have about 700 miles on mine so far and I got 18.5 MPG on my last fill up... that it mostly city driving. I fill up when I am at about a quarter tank
     
  9. Oct 2, 2007 at 10:15 AM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    what do running boards have to do with stomping the gas?
     
  10. Oct 2, 2007 at 10:42 AM
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    lsocoee

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    To answer your question, running boards don't have anything to do with stomping on the gas.
     
  11. Oct 2, 2007 at 12:09 PM
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    You could, of course, stomp on the running boards -- if that floats your boat. :crazy:
     
  12. Oct 3, 2007 at 11:42 PM
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    Rich Swanner

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    i just went to Bodega Bay with my new shell and got 21.47 Mpg That was highway and some city, with 65Mph.. [​IMG]
     
  13. Oct 12, 2007 at 11:12 AM
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    Novocaine

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    My Taco got 17 on the first tank and steadily increased to 19.5 as I tacked on more miles. I'm happy with the milage since its a pickup truck and not a car. I've talked to some others that say their milage got better with more miles on the engine and peaked out around 5k miles. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Oct 12, 2007 at 12:08 PM
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    gdawg25

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    55mph on the Interstate? I'm pretty sure I could get that kind of mileage going that speed too, but god, I would go insane. I'm surprised you don't get a ticket for going too slow, hahahaha.
     
  15. Oct 12, 2007 at 5:32 PM
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    dsd48

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    Well, I don't normally drive like that, but since the truck only had 200 miles on it, I followed the input my mechanic friend gave and that was to drive between 55 and 65, but never at one speed for any length of time. I also hit more rest stops than usual. I wasn't in any hurry and figured the break-in driving style would be important.
     
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