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Best MPG pickup?

 
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Old 06-02-2008, 06:29 PM
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Best MPG pickup?

I need a new ranch truck but I want gas and good mileage. We don't buy new for the ranch and usually end up with several POS trucks that work but I drive a Dodge diesel and want to park it. I was thinking somewhere around $5K but it has to get great mileage. Maybe a Toyota or something like that since they seem to go forever. What kind of gas mileage do these older Jap trucks get?? Any input would be nice and I'm sure I'm not the only one thinking this way.
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Old 06-02-2008, 07:23 PM
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A 2002 Toyota Tacoma 4 dr 4X4 with V6 gets about 22 mph and hates corn squeezings gas.

I do not know what damage ethanol does to the engine but the check engine light comes on and the truck smokes and acts like it needs a big dose of Viagra.
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Old 06-02-2008, 07:56 PM
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Sounds like you need a toyota pick up or tacoma with the 4 cylinder, 5 speed manual transmission. These little 4x4's get 25 MPG on the highway and about 20 running around town. They will last at least 250,000 if not more miles. Great little trucks. I need to sell my stinkin 04 Nissan XTerra SUV, with the 3.3L V-6, auto tranny, its only getting 15 MPG on the highway!
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:50 PM
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Lance,
I don't know how much stuff you need to haul around with you, but a GEO Tracker or Suzuki Samari will suit your purposes well. Great fuel mileage and will go anywhere you point it.
The Suzuki has a better body but the Tracker has fuel injection.

James
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:03 PM
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Bob,
22 mpg isn't too bad for anything in this day and age. I might have to look else where though, ethanol has been pretty good for our communtiy and I try to burn as much as I can.
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:05 PM
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That is the direction I think I'm headed and I started shopping for an older Toyota. It's amazing how many there are with a gazillion miles but you are right about the 4 cyl./manual.
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:09 PM
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James,
My neighbor uses a GEO and it works pretty well for him but I want a pick up. The GEO has a pretty good following around here especially when you consider my Polaris Ranger gets crappy gas mileage and cost me almost $10K a couple years ago while a GEO cost my neighbor $2500 with AC/heat and a nice stereo.
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