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Why don't Tacomas have electronic MPG data?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by seligman, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Aug 19, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    seligman

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    I saw a 2009 Sienna the other day with average and instantaneous MPG info displayed on the overhead compass/thermometer.

    Why isn't the MPG info displayed on the Tacoma's, or is it?

    I wonder if this could be done with a mod?
     
  2. Aug 19, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    Delmarva

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    Nada, Zip, Zilch, Nothing
    It's not displayed, however a Scangauge II can be purchased to display MPG among many many other things.
     
  3. Aug 19, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    You have to buy a scanguage if you want that.
     
  4. Aug 19, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Barely beat me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. Aug 19, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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    seligman

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    I know about the Scanguage.

    Still, it makes no sense why the technology is available for other Toyotas but not the Tacoma.
     
  6. Aug 19, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    :notsure: Just drive conservatively and you dont have to worry about it. :)
     
  7. Aug 19, 2009 at 8:43 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    It does make sense. If they included idiot meters and other useless luxuries like that the price would be higher and you'd start a thread complaining about prices. It is what it is, you knew it when you bought it.
     
  8. Aug 19, 2009 at 8:45 PM
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    carmellocafe

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    Exactly!
     
  9. Aug 19, 2009 at 8:54 PM
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    Followed by 10 threads complaining it ain't accurate. :bored:

    (if it was accurate, they'd sell less tacomas)
     
  10. Aug 19, 2009 at 8:57 PM
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    my 4runner has it... its not very accurate from real mpg.. its just a hypothesis lol. it does also have average speed. mpg and est miles till empty. today I went on 0 miles till empty for about 15 miles... filled it up put 22.904 gallons in it. I only have a 22 gallon tank.. must have been riding on fumes
     
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    Idiot meters? Useless luxuries? How do you feel about seat belts or speedometers?

    Oh yeah, the price increase would be astronomical. <sarcasm>
     
  12. Aug 19, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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    Really? Then why are the vehicles that have them selling just fine? :rolleyes:
     
  13. Aug 19, 2009 at 9:16 PM
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    not to many, love it the way it is
    FYI, The tacoma fuel pumps are in the tank and rely on the liquid gas to keep them cool and functioning long term. it is not good to let the gas get to low, especially in the summer..

    edit.. just realized you are talking about a 4runner.. the fuel pump might be in the 4runner gas tanks also?
     
  14. Aug 19, 2009 at 10:31 PM
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    because tacos have super awesome easy electrical systems without all kinds of crap to break down :D
     
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    It doesn't have an electronic MPG gauge, but it does have this handy little thing called a fuel indicator.

    Why do people want this crap so much? Less shit in my truck to break when it gets old.
     
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    Same reason why our trucks don't have all the other creature comforts that some of the other vehicles have. Our trucks don't even have power seats!!!

    All that extra stuff costs money.... unfortunately.

    If they added all that stuff, our trucks would probably cost $35 and be as expensive as a fullsize!!
     
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    i know this. its not all the time, usually once in a while. it just kind of sucks working 12 hours a day 7 days a week. sometimes i feel like i dont even have time to get gas.
     
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    LMAO- You just tried to compare a legally required safety device and a legally required data display to a display of a number that up until about 4-6 years ago no one cared about.

    Yes...the TPMS light, the Low Fuel light (in addition to the gauge), the MPG read out, the temp gauge, and several other items fall squarely into the idiot light/system or luxury categories and do nothing by drive up the cost of the purchase.

    You get TONS more info from the 150 dollar scangauge than you would from the 500 dollar MPG read out in the temp cluster.
     
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    +1

    This is one of the reasons I went with the Tacoma. No alarm, no power seats, no heated seats, no crazy climate control system, no inaccurate trip readout, etc.

    If only I could have gotten manual windows and T-case with the TRD:(
     
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