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tacoma with bad gas mileage????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by enoc1975, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Mar 7, 2012 at 4:05 PM
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    enoc1975

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    About a month a bought a used 2003 tacoma single cab pre runner with 170k miles. I took it to the dealer and had an oil change done and i replaced the air filter with a new fram filter. Now for my question i am still haveing horrible gas milage and not sure what it might be. i was thinking maybe the muffler or cat that might be bad??? any advice would be greatly appreciated.......
     
  2. Mar 7, 2012 at 4:09 PM
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    Do you know when the last time the plugs were changed? How the tire pressure? Do you have a heavy foot? Is the truck stock, lifted, tire size? Oh and welcome to TW :wave:
     
  3. Mar 7, 2012 at 4:16 PM
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    You bought a truck not a Prius. >.>

    16-18 is pretty average for city
    20-24 is average for highway.

    If you want good mileage buy a corolla.

    Not being mean in the slightest sense btw
     
  4. Mar 7, 2012 at 4:37 PM
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    @ jester243 not sure when there were changed but it is next on my todo list. tire presure is to specs, no heavy foot at all, the truck has 18inch wheels and its at stock prerunner height....
    @whippersnapper02 i have only used the truck to drive my daughter to school 3 miles round trip and had used 1/4 tank in 3 days......
    @chamyota.....lol i have had plenty of trucks before this is just my first tacoma. and just feels it should be better in the gas milage dept than my previous truck....

    i drove 60 miles round trip a few days ago and used 1/4 of a tank.....not sure if thats normal??? maybe i was just expecting a bit better milage maybe..

    thanks all for the replies.......
     
  5. Mar 7, 2012 at 4:39 PM
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    how many miles are you getting for a full tank? also more specs on your truck?
     
  6. Mar 7, 2012 at 4:42 PM
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    @overrated honestly since getting the truck i have being carpooling to work have not fill it up. and have mainly used it to pick up my daughter at school 3 miles away.....
     
  7. Mar 7, 2012 at 4:45 PM
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    OP... when you want to answer someones question, click on the "quote" on the bottom right of his post. that will save you a bunch of time typing. :cheers:
     
  8. Mar 7, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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    Tire size? Lead foot? Lift? Roof basket? Winter blend! All will effect mpg. I posted same thread last month and these are the answers I got. I sold my 04 cummins diesel and I used to get 20 mpg with that. Glad I kept the Tacoma even though I only get 15 with my Toyota.
     
  9. Apr 5, 2012 at 1:38 AM
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    It is confirmed! This is trip 3 to the Moreno Valley this month and I get around 50 more miles per tank when I fill up there instead of down here in San Diego.
     
  10. Apr 6, 2012 at 8:00 PM
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    Yup I notice the same thing I guess we do have winter blend gas to...
    I have notice i have being getting better gas milage lately


     
  11. Apr 30, 2012 at 10:23 PM
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    ok i definitely think it was the winter gas that was giving me bad gas milage, because 2 weeks ago i got sent out to work to santa barbara ca. i live in whittier which is about 125 miles away. so i filled up and recorded the miles and got 300 plus miles...
     
  12. May 1, 2012 at 12:15 AM
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    BTW, you're in 2nd gen forum, that's '05-present Tacomas.
     
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