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Nov 18, 2003 (12:06 am)
I haven't posted on this site before. I just purchased a Tundra 2003 ext cab 4X4 Off Road. I love my new truck. I traded a Sienna 2001 for it.
I am getting close to my retirement and wanted something to put a Collapsable Camper on it. I go off road alot and missed my truck. My wife also has a 2002 Camry.
I had never owned a Toyota before I purchased the Sienna and I was very happy with the vehicle. I found that the build quality and the performance were greater than any Domectic Auto.
I am leaving for a hunting trip to Montana tommorow and I will let you know how it handled off road as much of this hunt is on "COW TRAILS".
I got a very good deal on my Tundra and my experience with "CARLSON TOYOTA" in Anoka Minnesota is "THE BEST" I've had in 40 years of buying cars.
Nov 27, 2003 (12:42 am)
I just got back from my trip to Montana. I am quite happy with the handling of my truck off road. I put it through some paces that would have given some people "WHITE KNUCKLES". It performed all very well. I ended up pulling a Chevy out of a backroad when he tore the axle out of his vehicle. He was pretty happy I came along. I averaged about 16 miles per gallon on the trip and am very happy with that. When you buy a truck "GAS MILEAGE" is not something you expect to be very good.
I also had to pull my buddies Ford to get it started. It would not turn over and he has a stick so the pull got him going.
Didn't run into any Dodge's.
#51 of 78 Tacoma V6 Gas Mileage
Feb 12, 2004 (9:09 am)
I'm thinking about buying a new 2004 Tacoma ExtraCab 6 Cyliner 4WD Pickup. I've been driving a F250 Diesel since 1990 and am looking forward to something smaller. My questions are, what kind of mileage should I get and how are these vehicles for towing a small (17 ft) trailer.
#52 of 78 2005 Tacoma?
Feb 12, 2004 (9:29 am)
Jerry, I think they are coming out with a Taco this summer with stronger engine (same hp's as Tundra?) Not sure what that will do to mpg's, but this is supposed to be a leadup to making Tacos "mid-sized", and then Tundra a true 3/4 ton.
#53 of 78 Tacoma V6 Gas Mileage
Feb 12, 2004 (9:12 pm)
touc, thanks for the information. I'll need the truck earlier than that though. I'm moving back to our house in Wyoming from Oregon and need a dependable vehicle.
#54 of 78 Re: Tacoma V6 Gas Mileage [jerry86 #53]
May 30, 2004 (9:27 pm)
Hello. New experience for me. First ever computer and I am a young 63 year old. May never find this message again!!!I have owned a dozen vehicles in my time, including three Pontiac GTO' S. Purchased a new '02 tacoma (V-6) prerunner. It is BEST vehicle I have ever owned. BEFORE I added the TRD supercharger I got an amazing 22.2 MPG on trip from Fl. to NY. That was at average speed of 65MPH. Last trip So. to No. got 17.3mpg at 75mph with supercharger, headers, performance exhaust and TRD air filter. Ass end is jacked 2" with gas shocks and anti-sway-roll helper spring. The supercharger is , how should I put it!? LIGHTNING AND THUNDER. From 0 to 75 it will take a Dodge Ram with 345HP. The big Dodge is 1200lbs heavier and that is the reason. I could tell you a story but dont want it documented. My particular Tacoma is the "Cat's Meow" ( to use an expression from the 50's) I am putting out 265HP with an amazing 277ft.lbs. of torque. Low end is EXTREMELY responsive. After 75 is mediocre but who needs it after 75mph!! My Tacoma will be mentioned in TOYOTA CONNECTIONS MAGAZINE this summer. I believe it is only published in SE US. DOES ANYONE KNOW OF A TACOMA TRUCK CLUB?? or is all information about Toyota Tacomas found here?? ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ASK ME. REITERATE, HOPE I CAN FIND THIS SITE AGAIN...... The Red Marlin.
#56 of 78 Re: Tacoma Double Cab with TRD 4WD: Ride on Pavement [bryanem]
Nov 25, 2004 (4:28 am)
Go with the TRD package. The handling is better and the "stiffness" is really minimal. From what I understand, Consumer Reports recommends getting the TRD also!
#57 of 78 92 Toyota Pickup Owner
Dec 08, 2004 (11:08 am)
I bought a 92 V6 4x4 four years ago with 120,000 miles and now have 201,000. I have replaced timing belt, clutch, but otherwise been happy with my typical Toyota ownership experience.
It's taken me faithfully on too many trips deep into Mexico to remember (too much tequila). Literally tens of thousands of miles on rough roads not to mention the speed bumps of Mexico.
Now my truck can't take a small bump in the road without banging me around so I need to beef up the front end and rear.
Does anyone know where I should start?
Dec 27, 2004 (3:37 pm)
How's going everyone.
My name is Paul. New here. I'm on market for 05 Tacoma Extended Cab with couple questions.
I've looked in to 05 Ext Cab 4x2 V6 6 Speed Manual tranny with TRD Package. I've heard and then read here that Most people recommend to go with TRD Package. Now I don't know what package I should go with, because I probable won't be going off-roading, but mountains, snow will be on my schedule. So I am kinda confused what package I should go with.
Also Auto Tranny Gas Mileage was shown 18/22 and Manual 16/21. Does anyone have any idea why auto might get better mileage than manual, and what actual mileage I would get (my regular routing would be 2/3 of the rout Hwy and then 1/3 city).
I've got so many other questions on my mind, since it is my first car to buy from dealer and first new car to own.
Also which one is better 4.0L V6 with 6 speed trainy or 2.7L 4cyl with 5 speed trainy. I've heard that most of the times 6th speed doesn't get used as much, but also I've heard that 6th speed might save you some gas. I have no idea what is true, especialy since today was the first time I've ever put in 6th gear while test driving truck.
I really liked torque on 05 Tacoma Ext Cab 4x2 V6 6speed manual. I was shocked, especialy comparing to older ones. Now I wounder if 2.7 4 banner would have same great torque.
Thanks a lot.
Any help would be realy apriciated. I want to do my homework before getting something, cause knowing realibility of Toyota truck, this decision would reflect what I will have/own for quite long time.