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very low gas mileage

Discussion in 'New Members' started by rico7415, May 19, 2013.

  1. May 19, 2013 at 8:21 PM
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    rico7415

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    Hello everyone,
    I have a question,
    I got a 2013 Toyota tacoma,
    Prerunner 4 cil,
    I am getting 14 milege for gallon,
    I bought this truck to save some money on gasoline,
    I took it to the dealer to be checked
    And they were saying that it's nothingt wrong with the truck,
    I want to know if other Toyota brother's has the same problem.
    Why do i getting very low gas mileage from my truck?
    Tank you for reading my post.
     
  2. May 20, 2013 at 12:30 AM
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    Loggerhead

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    How far are you usually driving per trip? Short trips kill gas mileage as the engine isn't very efficient when it's cold.
     
  3. May 30, 2013 at 11:21 PM
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    rico7415

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    i drove 170 miles one way and 170 back to home
    the truck gave me tha trip around 15.8 miles a gallon.
     
  4. May 31, 2013 at 12:23 AM
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  5. May 31, 2013 at 12:28 AM
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    well, how is your right foot, heavy, light, medium? was he truck loaded with some weight?

    driving habits have a lot to do with it, you could get an ultra gauge and follow your MPG via the display and modify your driving habits for best mileage...
     
  6. Jun 4, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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    What gas/milege are you getting?
     
  7. Jun 4, 2013 at 11:07 PM
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    My foot is medium,
    I was driving with my family with no load?
     
  8. Jun 4, 2013 at 11:11 PM
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    Level driving? There are lot of variables that will effect mpgs...
     
  9. Jun 4, 2013 at 11:12 PM
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    how many miles on the truck? they usually need a 5k(?) mile break-in period to get more efficient.
     
  10. Jun 5, 2013 at 7:44 AM
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    Yikes! The gas mileage does get better when these break in btw. Welcome btw! My co-worker has same 4cyl prerunner automatic and gets 21-23mpg every tank.

    I have a v6 4x4 and I get 16-18 so yours will improve.
     
  11. Jun 13, 2013 at 5:00 PM
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    Tank you,
    let see what happened after 5k miles.
     
  12. Jun 13, 2013 at 5:12 PM
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    Rico that sounds like horrible mileage. It has to be the break in period. I have a v-6 and I'm very heavy on the gas all day long and still manage 19-20 MPG with combined in-town and highway driving. Good luck to you!
     
  13. Jun 13, 2013 at 5:14 PM
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    Whoa I get about 18.5 average round trip to work and that's only 15 maybe 20 miles so round trip like 35 miles maybe and the way home is mostly up hill and that's all city driving..

    And that's just setting a my UG on the trip setting, Leaving it on after filling my tank a couple of times I getting about 20mpg average.

    She probably just needs to be broken in..
     
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  14. Jun 13, 2013 at 5:15 PM
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    do you have a 4 cyl? or a v6?

    There arent 4 cyl prerunners ... to my knowledge
     
  15. Jun 14, 2013 at 11:48 PM
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    I hope the gas milege increase after the break in,

    Tank you
     
  16. Jun 14, 2013 at 11:50 PM
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    AS long i know, it is 4 cil, prerunner,
     
  17. Jun 14, 2013 at 11:50 PM
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    Tank you.
     
  18. Jun 14, 2013 at 11:52 PM
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    So far 2,450 miles
     
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