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what happened to toyota?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by beaver6713, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Jun 15, 2010 at 6:32 AM
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    beaver6713

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    I bought me a 2009 Tacoma 4 door 4x2 because I have always liked Toyota trucks and I really like the body style and I thought that a 2 wheel drive would get the MPG that I want, but if I would have known that I was only going to get 21 MPG in a 4x2 then I would have bought me a full size truck. Toyota trucks have always got good mileage, not anymore.
     
  2. Jun 15, 2010 at 6:39 AM
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    so you didn't know the milage when you looked at the window sticker?
     
  3. Jun 15, 2010 at 6:40 AM
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    21 mpg is better than what i'm getting. they are advertised to get 17/21. did you not do research before buying your truck?
     
  4. Jun 15, 2010 at 6:41 AM
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    Yep, shoulda looked at the sticker dude.
     
  5. Jun 15, 2010 at 6:43 AM
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    I would be thrilled with 21mpg. Get a full size and then see what your MPG looks like.
     
  6. Jun 15, 2010 at 6:43 AM
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    I can't speak for chevys cause I refuse to buy goverment motors, but go test drive a ford even with the v8 and you will see they are dogs. Took my buddies f150 v8 up camping while I was looking for my tacoma and it preformed less than satisfactory on hills, suspension wise, and a few other areas. My tacoma has no problem up hills on the way to flag and that pullin a quad and the bed loaded.

    I love my tacoma and wouldent trade it for chevy/ford/dodge/nissan. JMHO
     
  7. Jun 15, 2010 at 6:45 AM
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    You have a double cab Prerunner, it's heavy, plus you have the V6, you think 21 is bad? I say you are doing well considering the configuration. I get 23 with my 4cly 4x4 reg cab, but I knew I would get better than what the window sticker stated when I bought my truck because I did my research by talking to people with similar trucks. I think maybe you should have researched your truck a bit before you purchased it then you would have known what to expect. You titled this thread “what happened to Toyota” did you have a double cab Prerunner in the past that got better than 21? Do you know anyone with an older truck with a similar configuration getting better than you? Please explain further.
     
  8. Jun 15, 2010 at 6:46 AM
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    ok dudes I hear the man, I just got my 2008 and my fuel is looking piss poor. I don't even have 4x4.

    check my fuelly account

    I do have 265 75 16s but will the tires make that much a difference. They are barely bigger than the stock ones... any input would help
     
  9. Jun 15, 2010 at 6:50 AM
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    Could be your driving habits too, how hard are you on the gas starting off?
     
  10. Jun 15, 2010 at 6:50 AM
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    You have to remember a Prerunner is not a way to achieve the look of a 4wd a truck, with the fuel economy of a 2wd. A Prerunner has 4:10 gears just like the 4wd with the same size tires, it will get similar mileage. I say "Similar" because it does weigh less which will allow it to get slightly better fuel mileage than a 4wd, but not much. Sorry for your disappointment.
     
  11. Jun 15, 2010 at 6:51 AM
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    Are you correcting your odometer displayed mileage for the larger tire size or using a GPS to get your mileages between fillups?? That'll do a huge amount for you.

    Example- I have a 1.07 correction factor- so my odo shows 100 miles and say I fill up with 5.68 gallons of gas. 100/5.68 = 17.6 miles. If I correct my mileage now- 107/5.68=18.8. That's a HUGE difference...and I went from 265s to 285s.
     
  12. Jun 15, 2010 at 6:54 AM
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    its basically the same size as stock. just a tad taller. when I put this size on mine, i hooked up my gps, and my spedo was right on the money, so i would say his prolly is too. so that problem isnt a problem. just my .02

    his size is 265/75/16
    stock size 265/70/16 no big difference

    your size 285 = big difference
     
  13. Jun 15, 2010 at 6:59 AM
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    This is a debate that I'm sure will never end- Did you check your ODO as well?? I only went "a little taller" and it changed my numbers like my example shows. As the assembly turns the tire ONE full rotation- "a little taller" equates to more distance traveled, but the truck measures the same one turn and says "there is one turn- we should have gone X distance and it took Y time- so we are going this fast"

    Also- Was your digital speedo signal correct or was your needle correct?? I'd argue that your NEEDLE being correct doesn't matter if you digital signal is off...and I think that is what is happening when people say their speedo is right on.

    Edit after tires sizes were added:
    That's a full 1 inch difference in diameter and a 3.28 inch or 3.4% difference.
    So with my math before....
    100/5.68=17.6
    103/5.68-18.2 that's a .6mpg delta...That's alot.
     
  14. Jun 15, 2010 at 7:02 AM
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    both were right on. according to radar
     
  15. Jun 15, 2010 at 7:05 AM
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    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    Its a heavy v6 truck.

    Pretty much sums it up.
     
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    I hope not because I have been trying to get the best milage possible. I'll try to get even easier on the pedal.
     
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    Interesting- So you scangauge (or other output) showed the same speed as the needle. Did it show the same speeds before the tires?? And what kind of radar did you use??
     
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    Not that dissapointed, just concerned there might be somthing wrong with the pickup I just bought
     
  19. Jun 15, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    my stock size was 245 75 16s (i think)
     
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    really....lol

    those two posts say it all....hell Toyota.com even rates the mpg for the 4x2 DC Prerunner at 17/21mpg
    The Tundra gets 15/19mpg.....not sure where these numbers are considered GOOD....:facepalm:
     
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