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Aug 28, 2000 (11:24 pm)
I juts bought a new a new Toyota Tacoma Pre-runner
V6 extra cab, 900 miles on it and man it is GREAT!
I love it. I always wanted a high quality TOYOTA
and now I own one yeeeeeehaaaaaaaaa!!!
#2 of 222 High quality Toy?
Aug 29, 2000 (8:47 pm)
..is that like Jumbo shrimp?
#3 of 222 Gas mileage
Sep 05, 2000 (12:50 am)
I have a 2000 Prerunner V6 extended cab--which I love. The only thing I don't like is the gas mileage which has been 17 highway. Is this common/normal? I have ~3000 miles on this beauty. Could something be wrong?
Sep 05, 2000 (2:32 am)
Wrong with a Toyota?? NEVER!!!!
#5 of 222 Dave's New Pre-runner
Sep 05, 2000 (4:00 pm)
My Milegae too is - not wonderful, but then again, I figure 3.4 V6, gearing etc, I just live with it. Best of all it is a TOYOTA reknown for it's quality! I love the looks from the big trucks here in TX, I know they are thinkin it's a "runt" truck" - but we will see whom is still on the road 10 years from now, me or thier big american iron clunkers. Case in Point, my wifes NEW 2000 PLymouth Voyager suddenly lost the tachometer and speedo this weekend, and then it came back! after a "restart" of the engine, and it also ocassionally does other odd things, like running rough on a cold start, and then a "re-start" make it smooth back out, These are things I do not expect I will ever see occur in the TOYOTA, but are indicative of the still remaining "lower quality" found in american made cars.
#6 of 222 Tacoma gas mileage
Sep 12, 2000 (11:23 pm)
I have a 99 Pre-runner v-6, that gas mileage improved after about the first 5k miles and oil chnage. Best I 've got is near 22 per gallon doing mostly freeway. See if it improves with more miles.
#7 of 222 Tacoma gas mileage
Sep 18, 2000 (8:02 pm)
Thanks to Dave and Shaky for their positive comments. I'm looking forward to a little better gas mileage now...will drive my truck more in hopes of accomplishing this goal!!! No matter, I still love it!
#8 of 222 My Tacoma's gas mileage
Oct 17, 2000 (3:24 pm)
I have a 1999 Prerunner V6 XTcab and I love it. I can relate exactly to Dave. I too live in Texas and get the same looks from those big unstyled, oversized, pickups. I love the body on my Tacoma, it just looks styled! My gas mileage varies: 17 City (if I drive it like a baby), as low as 13 City (if I drive it hard), and usually about 22 highway. I just checked the Blue Book value on it: only $500 less then what I paid for it! These trucks hold their value!
#9 of 222 To the Texas guys
Oct 18, 2000 (2:56 am)
I have a 1999 V-6 prerunner XTcab. Here is the ticket. Buy from and have the dealer install the TRD supercharger like I did (that way it falls under the full factory warranty) and the big boys will not feel so big next time you leave the light together. (It is more fun if you avoid putting any of the TRD supercharger stickers on the truck.)
I get about 14/16 mpg around town and 20 or so highway if I don't put my foot in it a lot. On the other hand the supercharger requres premium gas but what the heck.
Oct 20, 2000 (4:58 pm)
Edmund's road test of the 2000 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner is now available. Here's the direct link to the Spin Around Town: 2000 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner, by Neil Dunlop. What do you think?