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Dropping in; update on Tacoma
Hey guys. Been a while since I've posted in here. I know some of you wanted to know how the Tacoma choice would work out. So far I have over 6k on it and loving it. Fuel prices in my area are going back up as of 2wks ago. 87 is $1.99 now. Diesel is back up to $2.29. I never did see Diesel fall below $2. When I was paying $1.65 for gas diesel was $2.07. But I did get a few months of paying $1.65 for 87 when I first got the Taco. I think I traded my Diesel in at the best possible time. I'm averaging anywhere from 19-21mpg commuting the same trip where my Ford was getting 16-17. On the highway the small truck doesn't do what I'd like... only getting about 19-22 depending on speed/terrain. On the hwy the ford was getting 18-20. So the biggest gain was in the city. Offroad-ability is SO much better with this truck. It has a locking rear diff, and large (relative to the truck) BFG tires. I've wheeled it 2x's and can do an amazing amount in 2wd w/open diff. Insurance also came way down. and cost of doing an oil change is under $16 every 5k. Not really much to maintain and fiddle with on this truck. The fuel filter is non-servicable and part of the fuel pump assembly. So my overall cost for transportation has dropped dramatically. Glad I did it. Love the Taco. This thing has a 6,500# tow rating. heck for me... that's more than enough being I don't own a trailer. and the boat I'd like is a 18' CC w/120HP outboard.
Each fill up is only 17.5 gallons vs the 33 gallons I used to get.
-Gas is cheaper than Diesel $1.99 vs $2.29
-19mpg vs 16mpg
-easy to park/drive in the city
-Off-Raods like a F250 on 38's w/lockers
-you can jump speed bumps @ 60mph with ease
-Cheap to insure
-$16 vs $60 Oil changes
-Cabin Air filter keeps the cab clean=saves you time from cleaning
-Hardley anything to maintenance
-QUIETNESS. No more shutting down in the drive-thru.
-No solid front axle
-No full float rear axle
'09 Tacoma CC/SB, TRD Off-road.
One Nation Under GOD!
Last edited by JBakerFX4; 03-29-2009 at 06:52 AM.