Atkinson cycle 3.5

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by 1234halo1234, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    ... This conversation carries into 2020
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  3. Taco_Tuesday

    Taco_Tuesday Well-Known Member

    Why? Why would you revisit this monstrosity?
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  4. Jersey Black Beauty

    Jersey Black Beauty Well-Known Member

    Lemon law. Pretty sure you have 3 days to return. After that,contact TOYOTA CORPORATE
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  5. Jersey Black Beauty

    Jersey Black Beauty Well-Known Member

    Welcome to our site
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  6. TacoTruck2019

    TacoTruck2019 Well-Known Member

    When I first got my 19 with the 3.5 I was really concerned about the hesitation and performance issues that eveyone is talking about.During the test drive at the dealership none of this surfaced I'm assuming because of the route we took. Anyway, as mine got a few miles on it and the changes ive made mine now runs smooth, no hesitation, and performs pretty damn good for a v6.
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  7. elvin swank

    elvin swank Well-Known Member

    I use shell 87 octane and my 17 trd runs great on it I stay at a little better than 20 miles per gallon and I check every fill up
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  8. Cape taco

    Cape taco Well-Known Member

    I get 18-18.5 around town .
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  9. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    I filled up the other day with 87 with 5% ethanol. I'm getting 22.5 as of this afternoon with just about 1/2 tank gone.
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  10. wbeaton2

    wbeaton2 Member

    I had researched all the options for improving the transmission shifting and gearing on the 3rd gen tacoma and finally decided on regearing which I did. I'm very happy with my truck now, but even though I had regeared I honestly think, like it has been mentioned by you and many other owners, the truck must have software that learns the driving patterns and habits of the owner over time. So many owners have said they have experienced the positive change in shifting from the truck 'learning' and if nothing else over time it minimizes the complaints that people have been raising. All I can say is the Tacoma is an excellent truck no matter how to look at it, it's a keeper.
  11. badmotofing3r

    badmotofing3r New Member

    Man, reading through this forum about a week after getting my '19 TRD Off Road.

    I thought upon test drive, that this thing kicked total butt.

    Especially coming from a 3.8 2010 4speed doggy Jeep.
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  12. Tape

    Tape Well-Known Member

    Glad I bought my 19, I got a six speed and I haven't had any problems the OP is talking about
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  13. B.C.

    B.C. Well-Known Member

    I test drove a few Tacos, and while they are not going to overwhelm anyone with power, they seemed to run, and shift fine. B is actually considering buying a Taco, since it seems she should keep away from Kia vehicles, they are magnets for being hit if she owns them. Instead of more debt, I'm trying to talk her into a used one instead of new.
  14. B.C.

    B.C. Well-Known Member

    Some people here don't even own a Toyota ;)
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  15. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

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  16. tooter

    tooter Well-Known Member

    haha tenor%20(2).gif
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  17. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    That's what I did. Couldn't afford new so I bought used with low mileage.
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  18. Tape

    Tape Well-Known Member

    Kia are good vehicles.
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  19. Tape

    Tape Well-Known Member

    You don't have to keep reminding us, we like you regardless.

    Ain't that right everybody.

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    Tape Well-Known Member

  21. B.C.

    B.C. Well-Known Member

    Kia is great!
    But she has a problem with people hitting them.
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