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    Default Who cares about gas mileage

    After a recent trip to Mexico from Phoenix for bass fishing, and spending close to $400 for fuel, I began a thread asking what everyone gets for gas mileage while under tow. Well, I leave at 2AM tonight for another trip to Mexico for bass fishing, and you know what the last thing on my mind is..... All I can think about is flipping lizards in the brush up the river at Obregon, Sonora, Mexico.

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    Default Re: Who cares about gas mileage

    It will drive you crazy if you sit and think about it. I say have fun.

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    One thing is for sure....we did not buy these trucks for their gas milage!!! I always like to remember one thing when I go fishing....that a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work!!!! Hope you catch a bunch!!!!

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    When I feel bad about gas mileage I drive my wife's Camry and then i realize why I love my tundra so much! Enjoy ur fishing trip!


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    It makes me feel good when I get out of my Ford F250 work truck which gets 7.5 mpg and get in my Tundra. Luckily I do not have to pay to fill up the ford.
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    I am not concerned too much about mpg. But then again, I gas up only once a month.
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    Being in college, gas mileage is sort of important to me. But I couldn't trade my truck for anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMUNGUIA View Post
    When I feel bad about gas mileage I drive my wife's Camry and then i realize why I love my tundra so much! Enjoy ur fishing trip!
    I know what you mean. I've been in a Camry Hybird all week while the dealership was sorting out issues with my TRD Supercharger install. Now that I got it back I'm so thankful to have it back!

    I've noticed that I do get fairly nice mpg if I drive like a granpa, but we don't buy these 5.7 V8 trucks that can haul the space shuttle for mpg!
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    Yep - I was just thinking today for some reason that although I say I love my Tundra, it is the 5.7 monster engine that I really love. Don't get me wrong, it is a very nice truck overall, but that engine - what a rush!

    Screw the mileage - push that pedal down and enjoy!
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    Wanna waste even more gas? Pimp out your exhaust. Guaranteed tank drainer for at least the first few months.
    Pretty sure my mileage dropped in half when I first put on my MBRP duals.
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    I care about mileage. I don't expect Prius numbers but my '07 4.7L gets 13.6 mpg at best. Most of the posts here claim that the 5.7L gets better mileage than that. I hope that there are some better options for better mpg with the 2014's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delaware View Post
    I care about mileage. I don't expect Prius numbers but my '07 4.7L gets 13.6 mpg at best. Most of the posts here claim that the 5.7L gets better mileage than that. I hope that there are some better options for better mpg with the 2014's.

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    I don't...
    It's a truck....
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    Geez... ya'll act like this is some sort of huge monster engine..... It's a 350ci...<---same thing Chevy has been rocking since God create dirt...
    Unfortunately... GM could not get the HP/TQ and fuel efficiency from a 5.7 like Toyota can....

    Another thing that you have to look at, is that GM has since gone with a smaller displacement engine.... less everything....to add... they are shutting down cylinders to achieve this miraculous EPA figured MPG...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DawgBonez View Post
    Geez... ya'll act like this is some sort of huge monster engine..... It's a 350ci...<---same thing Chevy has been rocking since God create dirt...
    Unfortunately... GM could not get the HP/TQ and fuel efficiency from a 5.7 like Toyota can....

    Another thing that you have to look at, is that GM has since gone with a smaller displacement engine.... less everything....to add... they are shutting down cylinders to achieve this miraculous EPA figured MPG...
    That is why I bought a tundra, I had a 2007 dodge ram hemi with the MDS system and hated it. Full size Trucks should not have great MPG's.

    Alot of car makers are making these big trucks/suv's with better gas mileage at the cost of smoothness/feel of acceleration gas pedal reaction. Just traded in a 12 4runner ltd because of the retarded gas pedal/transmission sluggishness was Setup for better MPG's


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