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Tacoma or Corolla for 2k miles road trip?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by xaircav, May 11, 2019.

  1. May 11, 2019 at 11:05 AM
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    xaircav

    xaircav [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Tacoma at 20 mpg vs Corolla at 35 mpg for 2000 mile round trip Denver to Austin. All highway, no off road. Let’s hear the opinions.
     
  2. May 11, 2019 at 11:07 AM
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    Dawdaw808

    Dawdaw808 Well-Known Member

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  3. May 11, 2019 at 11:07 AM
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    DustStorm4x4

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    Do you need to take the truck? If not there’s no reason not to take the Rolla.
     
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  4. May 11, 2019 at 11:17 AM
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    shakerhood

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    The only advantage the Tacoma will offer is visibility from sitting up higher.
     
  5. May 11, 2019 at 11:22 AM
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    23Skidoo

    23Skidoo A thirsty fish

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    Manual or automatic? Driving a stick in Austin traffic is not fun.
     
  6. May 11, 2019 at 11:28 AM
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    AustinMada

    AustinMada Thinking About Tacos

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    I have a VW that gets 600 or more miles out of one tank. I always tell myself I'll take the taco on long trips but always fold and take the VW.
     
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  7. May 11, 2019 at 11:29 AM
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    AustinMada

    AustinMada Thinking About Tacos

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    :amen: this man speaks the truth
     
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  8. May 12, 2019 at 11:10 AM
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    xaircav

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    Thanks for your input. The verdict is the auto trans Corolla over the manual Tacoma. Leaving 5/15.
     
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  9. May 12, 2019 at 11:13 AM
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    DustStorm4x4

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    Have a safe trip :wave:
     
  10. May 12, 2019 at 11:17 AM
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    cruxofthebisquit

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    OME and worth every penny.
    "No one goes to Austin anymore, it's too crowded"
     
  11. May 12, 2019 at 11:19 AM
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    MattCowsmasher

    MattCowsmasher Sounds like a horrible idea, what time? TTC #0010

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    Id say taco the roads get pretty bumpy thru some of the long stretches of 2 lane highways an you’d have more leg and cargo room.
     
  12. May 12, 2019 at 11:20 AM
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    se7enine

    se7enine MCMLXXIX

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    I tend to drive at night for hours during trips so I would choose the one with better lighting.
     
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  13. May 14, 2019 at 6:39 AM
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    Hardscrabble

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    Corolla.

    The money you save on gasoline can be used for mods to the Tacoma.:D

    Safe travels.
     
  14. May 14, 2019 at 7:00 AM
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    xaircav

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    If I spend any more money on the truck I’m gonna get “that look”.BC3B942B-D6C6-411F-81AE-64B7CF6E875A.jpg
     
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