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Poor fuel economy

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Silver Streak, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. RDtres

    RDtres Well-Known Member

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    I think you have some good points. I was just messing, hoping to rile up some taco loyalist. Im a toy owner for life :D
     
  2. azreb

    azreb Geezer

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    Hang in there. Things should improve. I bought mine last spring. The first month or so my gas mileage was not impressive, tho a bit better than what you mention. As I got accustomed to the truck (or vice versa?) the mileage improved significantly.
     
  3. MRJ

    MRJ Well-Known Member

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    Right there with ya. Was averaging ~21mpg til November. Now I'm barely averaging 16. Pretty disappointing. My dad's FJ hasn't been effected a bit by the winter blend, getting much better mileage than my 2.7 Tacoma. Kinda regret not getting a V6 if this is what I have to look forward to. Hell, even my '91 S15 Jimmy 4dr, 4.3, 4x4 averaged 22mpg- no change summer to winter.
     
  4. tacowagon

    tacowagon Well-Known Member

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    finally hit 21 mpg on a pretty long road trip. about 140 miles each way. not sure if oregon has a summer blend, but I hope to get better mileage once it starts to warm up.
     
  5. spaulding88

    spaulding88 Well-Known Member

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    Don't sell your rig for a diesel pickup just for the better fuel range! I did and I am regretting getting rid of Tacoma every day since then. The added cost of fuel and maintenance for a diesel truck will quickly out-way the pros of add mileage.

    Just my two cents.
     
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