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Why no 2.7 4X4 auto?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by The Shape, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Dec 4, 2008 at 11:14 AM
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    The Shape

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    Why is there no 4X4 regular cabe 2.7 automatic offered? I know they used to offer 4 cylinder auto 4X4 models in regular cab.
     
  2. Dec 5, 2008 at 1:41 PM
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    ubermx5

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    becuase a stick shift is better...

    Better gas milage
    better feel
    more control over what gear you are in

    over all better.

    Opps wait I am bios I love stick shift truck and cars...
     
  3. Dec 12, 2008 at 5:16 AM
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    not to mention more fun
     
  4. Dec 12, 2008 at 5:29 AM
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    think about this for a second, the v6 auto 4x4 gets 20mpg, the 2.7 stick 4x4 gets 22 mpg. by the time you added a auto thats gonna cut the mileage by 1-2 mpg, you might as well by the v6 if thats gonna happen
     
  5. Dec 12, 2008 at 9:38 PM
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    my 2.7 4x4 gets 25mpg :)
     
  6. Dec 12, 2008 at 9:42 PM
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    My V6 4x4 automatic produces 266 ft/lbs of torque.
     
  7. Dec 12, 2008 at 10:28 PM
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    yea im gonna shut up on that note
     
  8. Dec 16, 2008 at 8:10 AM
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    No argument on the V6 having plenty of power and being fun to drive. The 4 banger base fit my budget better though and it hauls everything I need to haul, mostly mulch, home improvement supplies ect. I have had several 5-speed mustangs, I am just tired of driving a stick in traffic that's why I went with an auto on the truck. I just think a 4WD auto would be a nice addition to the line up. But I guess there must not be enough demand for one or they would build it. I can get by with 2WD.
     
  9. Dec 19, 2008 at 1:57 PM
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    A week ago I bought my first taco, an 06 access 4x4--It is my first manual car in at least twenty, maybe thirty years. I needed the 4 because I need 4x4 and wanted the better gas mileage. I am surprised at how often I have to shift as I tootle around around town, trying to juggle my cellphone, coffee, and ciggie, and sometimes a pen. With auto you have a hand free. I also have a short-legged(but sweet!) girlfriend. She can drive manual, but, in spite of yoga, the start-up stretch is a problem for her.

    So its a bit of a hassle to not have auto on any wonderful 4i Tacos. And the auto 6 argument makes sense. Still, too bad.

    And to repeat: there is no four cylinder auto offered in any body style beginning in 05.
     
  10. Dec 19, 2008 at 2:02 PM
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    • 4 cyl, 2.7L, 5-speed manual: 17 city | 22 hwy
    • 6 cyl, 4L, 5-speed automatic: 16 city | 20 hwy
    Yup, ya sure are saving those pennies! Under full load which will use more gas though?

    Not bashing just saying.
     
  11. Dec 21, 2008 at 3:22 PM
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    A couple of reasons come to mind:

    1.The 05 and newer body style is considered a midsize truck, not a compact like 1st gens are. (which means they are heavier)

    2. the 4wd platform adds more weight in additon to the allready bigger truckbody when compared to the 1st gens that had 4cyl 4wd AT.

    3. Standard transmission will better dispurse the low power output of the 4cyl, while a 4cyl 4wd AT access cab would work itself into to an early grave downsshifting all the time.
     
  12. Dec 22, 2008 at 6:55 AM
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    And my 2.7L Is Lighter! hahaha And I can blow past them V6s with my NOS! :D J\K, but my truck is not slow by any means!
     
  13. Dec 22, 2008 at 9:54 AM
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    Toyota has always built bullet proof 4 banger truck, a manual tranny is more durable then an auto.
     
  14. Dec 29, 2008 at 11:25 AM
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    You have a good point, but that 6cyl. (which is a hell of an engine might I add) and the auto are going to hit your pocket book pretty hard if you are 'pinching pennies.'

    - my 2 cents I saved pinching pennies.
     
  15. Dec 29, 2008 at 3:52 PM
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    Most likely, Toyota didnt sell enough regular cab 4x4s with auto trannys in the '08 model year, so they simply dropped it.
    If their market research shows enough of a demand for that truck with an automatic, they will offer it in the future.
    Typically, what options they keep or drop depends upon sales numbers. If the demand for a certain option is so-so, its optional and if there is very little demand, they drop it.
     
  16. Dec 29, 2008 at 10:30 PM
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    The 2.7 4x4 is probably too sluggish with an auto? I guess. I personally like shifting the gears my self with any 4 banger vehicle to make the best use of the limited power. Auto trany's do not transfer power as directly as a manual.
     
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    they never made a 4x4 regular cab auto in 2008. that was only first gens. there hasnt been a 4x4 reg cab auto for a second gen. its coming for the 2011 models though
     
  18. Apr 7, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    My V6 costs me nearly 100$ more a month in gas, it adds up, especially when towing......And auto's don't necessarily get worse mileage....
     
  19. Apr 7, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    How?

    Anyway, 4x4 auto would be unbearably slow. Autos eat more power in the driveline.

    I was pretty sure you could get a 2WD I4 Auto.
     
  20. Apr 7, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    Your going up hill in a 2.7 auto....you floor it and the delay......then it catches and slowly climbs. Or....

    You see hill, downshift to 4th and crank 3000RPM+ and love the whine while you comfortably(barely) keep pace with that v6 that is trying to pass you.....

    I think this thread is ova with.
     
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