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Old 09-24-2015   #71
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94 Dodge 1 ton Van. Not a daily driver. Bought it at a GSA Auction with 80K miles in 2002 for $8K. Put air ride assist bags on rear axel and added 2 tranny coolers. Currently has 164K miles. Only gets used to haul gear and the occasional move. Gets 10 mpg but usually hauls 10 folks, 3 rafts, 1 cat and 3 dogs. Keeps the shuttle costs down and its a party.


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Old 09-24-2015   #72
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Originally Posted by shappattack View Post
Toyota should throw that motor in a 4 door long bed Taco!
They do, but it's called Hilux and it ain't sold here. Toyota said it would cost too much to make it worth the public's while or Toyota's effort. The Tacoma is already at a high price point, the Diesel engine would put it over the top. (Or so they say) Ram is having great success with the 3.0 Ecodiesel in the 1500, and those are getting around 28 mpg in 4wd models. Ram has increased production and sales forecasts on those trucks twice now.

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Old 09-24-2015   #73
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I just bought a 2015 Tundra (5.7). It's overkill for one boat with gear, but nice if you are towing a trailer with multiple boats on it. I think a v6 truck is plenty for 1 boat and gear and people. I'd even consider using a Subaru for that load.

As mentioned above the Tundra is the clear loser on MPG when compared to other trucks. I seriously shopped Chevy, Ford (EcoBoost) and Dodge (EcoDiesel), but I'm a Toyota guy at heart. Have had great experiences with all of my Toyota's: 2008 Tundra (5.7), 2004 Tundra, 2002 Tundra, 1997 4Runner, 1992 4Runner, 1998 Tacoma and 1993 pickup.
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