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Tundra Owner with a Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Radio Enginerd, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Mar 3, 2008 at 2:21 PM
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    Radio Enginerd

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    I own a 2007 RWD Tundra CrewMax with the iForce 5.7L V8. I love the truck but with the rising gas prices I'm starting to wonder if I made the wrong choice. I am considering trading it in for a V6 Tacoma DC.

    My around town mileage is 12-13, 18-19 highway. From reading this thread it doesn't look like I'll be gaining anything.

    Any thoughts or advice are appreciated.
     
  2. Mar 3, 2008 at 2:37 PM
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    BulletToothTony

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    Well i guess it depends really on what you do with your truck. If you need something big and do alot of hauling then you made the right choice, but if you do alot of driving and not so much hauling then you may not have. I have an V6 07 4x2 prerunner with a volant CAI and i get around 18-19 city 21-22 highway. But this is just my 2 cents hope it helps.
     
  3. Mar 3, 2008 at 3:14 PM
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    Roland

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    Looking at your numbers I'm guessing you're not an agressive driver. In a tacoma I'd expect you would get much better MPG's in the city and low 20's on the highway.
     
  4. Mar 3, 2008 at 4:28 PM
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    4x4x4trd

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    I'm getting over 18 mph around town. V6 and auto. Haven't towed anything yet to test the spring issue or the mileage.
     
  5. Mar 3, 2008 at 4:57 PM
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    wormhole7

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    My average for city and highway is about 17. That's pretty close to 50/50 city/highway
     
  6. Mar 3, 2008 at 6:21 PM
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    sidewinder

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    I don't break mine down between city and highway, but I'm at 22. 70/30 highway. V6 Auto.
     
  7. Mar 3, 2008 at 6:27 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    I do pretty much all town driving and I get 17.5-18 mpg. Highway, I've gotten 21-22.

    I don't let gas prices determine what I drive. So you spend an extra couple of bucks to fill up, as long as you are driving what you like, who cares? Just give up one restaurant meal a month and you're covered.

    Remember, we've been through this before. Gas prices rise and fall, it happens all the time with traded commodities. It was worse in 1973 (you don't see shortages or long lines, right?). I always find it interesting how people say "THIS IS THE WORST EVER!" but they're only looking as far back as they can remember. Some folks think the economy is "THE WORST EVER!" but they're forgetting a little thing called "The Great Depression". I'm speaking in generalities here, btw. You might say I'm "bloviating", lol.
     
  8. Mar 4, 2008 at 5:05 AM
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    Viper-2

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    It's a good thing that you are reconsidering your situation. Do not listen to other armchair economists on here that use ridiculous analogies and comparisons to state their case. It shows their ignorance of the economy.

    Gas prices have no choice except to go up, treated like a commodity and the reset of ARM's for a high of March 2008 means this is going to get much, much worse.

    To equate the great depression and the 70's with todays scenario is making me laugh so hard I have soda in my nose! :D

    I really got put that guy on ignore...
     
  9. Mar 4, 2008 at 5:22 AM
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    piercedtiger

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    Keep in mind where you live and drive makes a difference too. I live in NY with lots of hills and valleys to cross. I saw 21mpg (for the day!) for the first time in two years a couple weeks ago! Normally I get 17-18 regardless of how I drive around here with the exception of offroading or towing.

    If you REALLY want to save gas money, get an I4.... Seems like some of those guys are getting damn near 30mpg.
     
  10. Mar 4, 2008 at 6:00 AM
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    Basically you'll see a 3 mpg improvement city/hwy going to a V6.

    Not sure it would be worth the trade-in hosing for that. If you need a truck and room for 5, mid-size or fullsize, in general, you'll always avg under 20 mpg, no matter what brand or size. Nature of the beast.
     
  11. Mar 4, 2008 at 6:02 AM
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    Owning a tundra now and a tacoma, the tundra cost me way more to fill it every week but it seems both go the same distance before i have to fill them. So 78 dollars in the tundra and 40 dollars in the tacoma a week. Thats 93 octane. Both need to be filled before the week is over.
    Owning both an 06 tacoma and a new 08 tundra crew cab, I love both trucks. In my opinion the interior on the tacoma is actualy nicer then the tundra. But the Tundra holds its own as it has gobs of hp, and tuns of room.
    PS: Whats an I4?
     
  12. Mar 4, 2008 at 6:11 AM
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    I4=inline 4.... aka 4 banger
     
  13. Mar 4, 2008 at 6:14 AM
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    O god no! Ill gladly pay for fuel. This trucks already eaten fords and chevys all day long. Cant wait till a chip is avalible for the 5.7, so far the trd exhaust is all I have and a k&n filter.
     
  14. Mar 4, 2008 at 6:49 AM
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    lsocoee

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    hmmm...I get about 13-16 mpg with city driving. On my behalf, much of that is in stop and go traffic.
     
  15. Mar 4, 2008 at 7:01 AM
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    I drive with a leadfoot. 12 MPG for me. You should get a 4 banger if you wanna get a decent improvement in MPG.
     
  16. Mar 4, 2008 at 7:34 AM
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    he can't get the 4 because he wants the double cab. I can't imagine the truck with 4 fat guys and a 4 cyclinder. I feel like I'm crawling with my 6 whenever I drive my buddies.
     
  17. Mar 4, 2008 at 8:03 AM
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    I had an 05 tundra access cab v-8 the mileage wasn't to good around town or highway I think 16 was average for hwy 12 in town. My DC tacoma get's the same 16 in town and 18- 19 on the highway at 75-85 mph but it seem's I'm at the gas station with the tacoma I think it's because I drive it more than the tundra, 5,500 mile's in 60 day's .
     
  18. Mar 4, 2008 at 9:01 AM
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    Smaller tank in the tacoma too.
     
  19. Mar 4, 2008 at 9:12 AM
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    I had a ‘07 Tundra 5.7 in the double cab and traded for the 07 Tacoma 4dr. 4.0. You will loose things in the down sizing, like quality, ride, power, great breaks and creature comforts. If you are willing to give these things up then go for it. I miss my tundra but gas is better and my ride to work was a lot of lights and turns.
    For better mileage you could. 1. Change the tranny, trans and engine oil to Amsoil. 2. Change your stock tires with more fuel efficient ones-according to Magic Mechanic out of Orland (AM radio personality and owner part in a garage). 3. Add CAI and headers. With all of this you might end up spending less than trading your and buying new. I could not sell mine because the dealers were giving $5000.00 in rebates.

    I think the Tundra in a auto is 5speed, if they would have put a 6speed then that might have done a lot for us gas conscious folks.
     
  20. Mar 4, 2008 at 10:08 AM
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    why would you run 93 octane -
    they run great on 89
     
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