Ride from hell

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by art, May 1, 2018.

  1. art

    art Member

    Just finished a ride from nashville tn to tucson az and back.
    What hell i put myself through the constant shifting up down was absolutely nerve racking.
    Speed limit of 75 could barely hold its own.
    MPG forget about it in the past i have made this same trip w a GMC Corrola Ram but never in the sled 17 tacoma v6 limited. I was a died in the wool Toyota fan until this last trip.
    Junk is junk Toyota REALLY you have lost an loyal customer .
    MPG was 18: 5 \ 20: 9 best to worst.
    Taco goes this week
     
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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    It's funny because the F150s with 10 speeds do the same. It will happen in any 6+ tranny but will happen less with something that has more low end power which a Tacoma does not have.
     
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  4. Lil G

    Lil G Well-Known Member

    Not bad mileage . My f150 got 14.3 from Arkansas to Carlsbad NM. I will keep my taco.
     
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  5. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    I normally get 13.5-14 from my turd.
     
  6. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    You’re pretty light on the throttle too aren’t ya? Lol
     
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  7. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I get 18-22 usually. I’m good with that.
     
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  8. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Had a buddy take for the day. He didn't get too much better driving nice. 14.5.
     
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  9. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    That’s pretty crappy mileage.
     
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  10. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Turd with extra turdcharger.
     
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  11. OP
    art

    art Member

    Heavy foot maybe so. Ya'll say what you want i have owned anumber of Tacos 2. 2 4. 0 never a gripe. This is a joke as bad as Ram not selling 1500's same reasons.
    It,s a kids truck did I say by mistake truck more like a surbaban commuter not a work horse they use to be sorry folks
    Everyone is entitled to their opinion
    My opinion "JUNK"
    2017 Tacoma Limited
     
  12. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Go back to a second gen 4.0 no one here is stopping you.
     
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  13. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    When I stopped today for the storm decided to fill up.......was at 3/4 tank and was showing 23.5avg.......don't know if this helps but gonna put it out there anyway......it was always taught to me when I started driving.....you want enough power to move the drivetrain/wheels but NOT spin......you want to be able to crawl and move without spinning the tires. My '17 TRDOR is perfect in that sense. I watched many videos before I purchased my '17......one thing I noticed was I didn't see any Tacos twisting u-joints or axles to do their rock-crawling or off-roading.......torque is there.....jus not overpowered to twist/break drivelines and assoc parts. Jus my .02cents.
     
  14. Lil G

    Lil G Well-Known Member

    I can’t complain on 4.0 either the wife gets 22 to 24 but it’s a 2 wheel drive.
     
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  15. Lil G

    Lil G Well-Known Member

    At least with the 17 Tacoma you should get a good trade in .
     
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  16. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    This is what I always want to tell people but am afraid of offending.. If you don't like the 3.5 then buy a 4.0.. Some people think they need the newest shit available or nothing and anything older is junk.. Man I gotta drive one of these new trucks I can't believe there is still so much complaining.. Do people not test drive these trucks before buying?? As bad as people make them sound why the hell are they driving them home after the test drive??
     
  17. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I wouldn’t call the entire line of trucks made after 2016 junk. If you think it’s junk and a kid’s truck why don’t you trade it off? It’s resell value will be high enough to carry what you owe unless you had a ton of negative equity going in.
     
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  18. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Sweet @kp.taco. Always looking out for the feelings of others. Lol.
    Agreed with you. 100%.
     
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  19. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    I honestly have no idea, I feel like people make stuff up.
    I bought a manual but I did test drive the hell out of an automatic just for fun because they didn’t have a manual on the lot. I didn’t care for it just because it was an auto but I didn’t pick up on anything out of the ordinary. Any time I’ve ever took a test drive the sales person panics. Nothing different this time. I mean, it’s nothing to go racing with but it can still be fun. Maybe these people just need to slide the seat up one click.
    Or quit being sissies and mash on it!!!
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2018
  20. Lil G

    Lil G Well-Known Member

    I didn’t test drive mine. Didn’t have to . I knew what I wanted. Does it shift different yes but my god I live in the hills and it has 6 gears to go thru. I’m still a happy customer. Better than the f150
     
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  21. Lil G

    Lil G Well-Known Member

    KP if your around Arkansas I will let you drive mine. You can pick it apart if you would like. I’m sure your like all of us we can find something wrong with any truck on the road.
     
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