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Would you drive a hybrid Tacoma?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CantSitStill, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Apr 14, 2012 at 5:54 AM
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    CantSitStill

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    So, Toyota is pretty damn good at hybrids. If you're like me, you love the look of the Tacoma, but only really need the HP and towing capacity a couple times per month. The rest of the time, a 4cylinder would be fine.

    I am imagining the 4cyl with a battery system. It would have to have close to the same tow capacity, but would give much higher MPG. Maybe 30+?

    So, would you drive one? How much more would you pay for 50% better fuel economy? Do you even think this would be effective?
     
  2. Apr 14, 2012 at 6:00 AM
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    jpneely

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    I would definately drive it. As long as they don't make it gay looking. If the only. Change were addition of hybrid system then fuck yes I would.
     
  3. Apr 14, 2012 at 6:02 AM
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    MikeyLikesIt

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    Can it still get a supercharger with it?
     
  4. Apr 14, 2012 at 6:03 AM
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    mcdowell

    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    Interesting. I think i would leave the hybrid to cars. Even though i have seen Kenworth doing a hybrid 18 wheeler so im sure its can be done with out much ill effect.
     
  5. Apr 14, 2012 at 6:06 AM
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    boshak

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    No... It would probably be an additional 10k sticker for a 6-10 mpg gain. I would just get the 2.4L if I needed that :p
     
  6. Apr 14, 2012 at 6:13 AM
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    JWCWV

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    I would definitely consider it IF nothing else was impacted. The tacoma is versatile and highly customizable which was a big reason for my choice.
     
  7. Apr 14, 2012 at 6:16 AM
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    StickShifty

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    I would look into it
     
  8. Apr 14, 2012 at 6:19 AM
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    carcharias

    carcharias Giggiddy what what

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    Sure, as long as it looked normal and still had power. You work for Toyota as :spy:?
     
  9. Apr 14, 2012 at 6:44 AM
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    dYL0n

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    No. If I wanted hybrid Id get a civic hybrid. I'd rather my 21 MPG v6 Tacoma than a 30mpg 4 cyl with batteries.
     
  10. Apr 14, 2012 at 7:11 AM
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    abbller

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    I would definately drive it.[​IMG]
     
  11. Apr 14, 2012 at 7:16 AM
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    21mpg? Sheeeit I wish. Anyway OP, I would hate to lose the power I have, but I would wait a few years to let bugs get worked out, and maybe, just maybe, I would check into one.
     
  12. Apr 14, 2012 at 7:19 AM
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    Absolutely not. Hybrids are a useless stepping stone technology. My wife has owned two hybrids. The "wow" factor of the system has long since faded and we will never buy another one. If you want better fuel economy and want to truly be green (how much total effort does it take to produce the materials for the batteries, thick copper cables, electric motors?) then push for a diesel drive train.
     
  13. Apr 14, 2012 at 7:24 AM
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    I get 20-21 in a dbl cab 1gr. No lift or special shits. I just keep up with maintance and drive it carefully. RPM never exceedees 2k.
     
  14. Apr 14, 2012 at 7:45 AM
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    I'd only consider one if they offered a manual transmission & didn't make it look fugly like a Prius.
     
  15. Apr 14, 2012 at 7:46 AM
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    I assume, its pretty level in New Orleans? I ask, cause I don't know that much about it. I think what hurts around here is being so many hills. I take it easy, and no mods other than things that wouldn't change mileage either way. I average around 15-16 mpg.. 17 if I'm lucky.
     
  16. Apr 14, 2012 at 7:51 AM
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    Hybrid, no. Diesel, yes.
     
  17. Apr 14, 2012 at 8:04 AM
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    OOohhhh Didn't even notice. Well there ya go.
     
  19. Apr 14, 2012 at 8:07 AM
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    I would, assuming it's priced reasonably, not 10K for engine stop like GM?, I'd love to see some aerodynamic improvements in the package.
     
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