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I have gotten to the point that I can't even stand looking at my 07 "Dung-dra" anymore.

I am still getting only 11-12 mpg with mine (5.7 4x4) and I laugh at those of you who make these outlandish claims of 18-20 mpgs with theirs. It hurst my back and shoulders to make more than a half hour drive and it's just a big, over-sized soft turd.

I've talked to my dealer about trading it back for a 2007 Tacoma 4x4 v6 with the towing package (I haul a 6x10 cargo trailer) and the TRD off-road package. It's also a 6 spd manual trans. which will seem like a breath of fresh air after the Tundras sucky auto.

Anyone else willing to admit that they hate theirs?
 

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I have gotten to the point that I can't even stand looking at my 07 "Dung-dra" anymore.

I am still getting only 11-12 mpg with mine (5.7 4x4) and I laugh at those of you who make these outlandish claims of 18-20 mpgs with theirs. It hurst my back and shoulders to make more than a half hour drive and it's just a big, over-sized soft turd.

I've talked to my dealer about trading it back for a 2007 Tacoma 4x4 v6 with the towing package (I haul a 6x10 cargo trailer) and the TRD off-road package. It's also a 6 spd manual trans. which will seem like a breath of fresh air after the Tundras sucky auto.

Anyone else willing to admit that they hate theirs?

though i am not happy with the gas mileage i wouldnt take things that far and take a step down to a tacoma after i just sold my last tacoma 2 weeks ago ... i love my truck other then the mirrors and the gas mileage
 

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I have gotten to the point that I can't even stand looking at my 07 "Dung-dra" anymore.

I am still getting only 11-12 mpg with mine (5.7 4x4) and I laugh at those of you who make these outlandish claims of 18-20 mpgs with theirs. It hurst my back and shoulders to make more than a half hour drive and it's just a big, over-sized soft turd.

I've talked to my dealer about trading it back for a 2007 Tacoma 4x4 v6 with the towing package (I haul a 6x10 cargo trailer) and the TRD off-road package. It's also a 6 spd manual trans. which will seem like a breath of fresh air after the Tundras sucky auto.

Anyone else willing to admit that they hate theirs?
I understand being a little upset with the fuel consumpion on your truck, but for a truck that size it is expected. I drive a 04 Dodge Ram with the Hemi, it also uses a lot of fuel. A Tacoma is a great truck and if it suits your needs maybe you would have been a little better off with one. But the Tundra actually compared favourably in fuel consumption with other trucks in it's class. I have ordered a 07 Tundra 5.7 DC 4X4 Limited. I would have ordered a Tacoma, but it does not suit my needs. I will be towing 8000# every so often, and I like the roomier cab and extra features. I guess it comes down to "if you want to play, you have to pay" I think (and hope)if you give it a chance you will be much happier. Unfortuatley I am sure you will take quite a hit if your were to trade to a Tacoma at this time.

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I have gotten to the point that I can't even stand looking at my 07 "Dung-dra" anymore.

I am still getting only 11-12 mpg with mine (5.7 4x4) and I laugh at those of you who make these outlandish claims of 18-20 mpgs with theirs. It hurst my back and shoulders to make more than a half hour drive and it's just a big, over-sized soft turd.

I've talked to my dealer about trading it back for a 2007 Tacoma 4x4 v6 with the towing package (I haul a 6x10 cargo trailer) and the TRD off-road package. It's also a 6 spd manual trans. which will seem like a breath of fresh air after the Tundras sucky auto.

Anyone else willing to admit that they hate theirs?
Why would you want to do that? You stand to lose a lot of money by trading it back for a Tacoma:confused: I know the gas mileage on the 5.7L 4X4 trucks are pretty bad @ just 11 to 12 MPG. But it's just going to get better the more miles you drive. I've had my truck now for a week. The first couple of days I was averaging 9.5 MPG. Now I'm up to 13.5 with only 200 miles on the clock. It's getting better as more miles are added.

IMO, the driving position on the '07 is far better that the '04 DC I had. I feel more comfortable and with the gear shift on the floor it makes for a far better feel. Sorry to hear that you feel this way. I just think you should give it more time.

Good luck. I love my CrewMax:tu:
 

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I get 12.5 - 13.5 average. the only way to keep it hovering over the 15mpg mark is to hardly touch the gas and accellerate really slowly. Now you see why i get 12.5 lol
 

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I'm not trying to be rude, but if you're having back pains from 30 minutes of driving, you should get your back looked at. No vehicle currently made should be causing back pain from 30 minutes of driving. Everyone's sitting style is different and some people with back problems have pain when they sit properly even more than slouching.

For real, unless you're in your 90's get your back checked out or you're in for a rough life if it's already causing pain from 30 mins of driving in a Tundra.

As far as gas mileage, if you feel it's lower than what others are getting, get it checked, also try using cruise. I know many out there that their habit of driving is on the gas, let off, on the gas let off, rather than a consistant speed which kills gas mileage. If you're one of those, that could be your problem.
 

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I owed a 2005 Taco Access Cab TRD 4x4 V6 with the 6spd standard.

I liked the truck, except for a few small things, one of which was the gear ratio's in the 6spd. 6th is actually lower than the 5th in the 2.7L with a 5spd manual. Really not that great for highway cruising.

I was getting ~16 in it, unloaded....average to slightly abusive on the gas pedal.

If you're getting those numbers in the 5.7, and intend to pull with the Taco, I'd say you'll basically take a neg equity hit, get a much much much lesser truck, and still get around 13-14mpg pulling.

I'd stick with it a while longer, try to stay out of the pedal.
 

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I think you might not be used to driving a vehicle with excess power! Every car or truck I have ever owned with those type of h.p. & tq. #'s. Really drop m.p.g.'s if you are not easy on the big pedal. My 2005 gto 400 hp gets 16 city 20 hyw.avg being easy on the gas. My 2007 tundra d.c. 4X4 5.7 got 13.9 mpg on 1st. tank. If it inproves to 15 after break in I'll be very happy as a friend with a taco 4X4 4.0 d.c. gets only 16 mpg.
Drive like youve got an egg between your rigt foot & the pedal & see what you get
 

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Totoya, is an undercover Troll.

I highly doubt he owns anything made by Toyota, let alone a 5.7 as he claims. His garage says an 06. Look back at his previous posts, 90% of them are flaming, rude and combative.

Stop posting to this tread immediatley and let it die.

Back under your bridge, Troll.:td:
 

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I have gotten to the point that I can't even stand looking at my 07 "Dung-dra" anymore.

I am still getting only 11-12 mpg with mine (5.7 4x4) and I laugh at those of you who make these outlandish claims of 18-20 mpgs with theirs. It hurst my back and shoulders to make more than a half hour drive and it's just a big, over-sized soft turd.

I've talked to my dealer about trading it back for a 2007 Tacoma 4x4 v6 with the towing package (I haul a 6x10 cargo trailer) and the TRD off-road package. It's also a 6 spd manual trans. which will seem like a breath of fresh air after the Tundras sucky auto.

Anyone else willing to admit that they hate theirs?

12mpg? If that is city then you are doing good. My old 2003 Hemi only got 9mpg City and 15mpg highway. But my Dodge Ram Cummins fully loaded with Quad Cab, 8ft bed and 4x4 with 33inch mud tires gets 13.5mpg City and 21mpg highway empty and 15mpg towing 6,000lbs. Trade it in for a Diesel!
 

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I agree. If this dude is getting that bad of gas mileage it is due to not driving the vehicle properly. I have 1904 miles on my truck and I am averaging 15-16 mpg. I started around 13 and it has gotten better. It seems that I am getting better mpg than my 03
 

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Drive an F250 then bitch about fuel mileage. You have a great truck and you should know that large trucks drink fuel. I knew it when I bought my F250, but I get 10-13 in city and 16-18 on highway. I am pleased with the mileage of my BIG truck. With all that said sure I would love to see a better MPG, but hey it a truck and it is very big and heavy.
 

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I agree. If this dude is getting that bad of gas mileage it is due to not driving the vehicle properly. I have 1904 miles on my truck and I am averaging 15-16 mpg. I started around 13 and it has gotten better. It seems that I am getting better mpg than my 03
About the same here, although it got better when I was breaking it in and driving it easy. 15.7 rural driving, diffinitely stepping on it occasionally.

I am taking a road trip next week after installing my Flowmaster70 , be interesting to see any difference. Wife will be with me so will be driving very conservative....maybe she wont notice the new exhaust?

Are the guys with 11-12 all 4x4's? Mines got heavy 20 rims and tires, it should be less than some of the others?
 

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I have gotten to the point that I can't even stand looking at my 07 "Dung-dra" anymore.

I am still getting only 11-12 mpg with mine (5.7 4x4) and I laugh at those of you who make these outlandish claims of 18-20 mpgs with theirs. It hurst my back and shoulders to make more than a half hour drive and it's just a big, over-sized soft turd.

I've talked to my dealer about trading it back for a 2007 Tacoma 4x4 v6 with the towing package (I haul a 6x10 cargo trailer) and the TRD off-road package. It's also a 6 spd manual trans. which will seem like a breath of fresh air after the Tundras sucky auto.

Anyone else willing to admit that they hate theirs?
I'll trade ya, mine only has 10,000 mileson it, but it has the 5 speed auto. I get 25mpg canadian which is 21 US gal. offroad package 6500lb towing
 

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I'll admit the gas mileage isn't great but as was said earlier, isn't that what you expected from a truck this size with this monster engine? I find my Tundra very comfortable, even more comfortable my '02 S430. I was actually shopping for a Tacoma when I went to the dealer but after I sat in & test drove the new Tundra, the Tacoma wasn't even an option anymore. You get so much more truck for a few grand more. If you don't need a truck this size and would be more comfortable with a smaller one, then by all means, take the loss and trade down. Although I don't understand why anyone would do that.
 

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I fully understand that this is a big v8. I simply thought that "fuel effeciency" was one of the big selling points of this new engine. 11-12 mpg (11.3 on my last tank) is unacceptable at todays gas prices. I thought that once the weather warmed and I wasn't letting it warm up before leaving in the a.m. that it would be better.

I'm incredibly disappointed in a couple other things like the seats being uncomfortable and the mirrors, but the terrible gas mileage is my main beef. :mad:

I had a 2004 Ford F150 4x4 that had a 300 hp 5.4 and although I had "issues" with it, it got around 16 mpg.

I wanted to go with the Toyota because of the reliability (the issues with the F150) and resale (another issue with the 150).

I think the Tacoma would have gotten my jobs done and with another 8-10 mpgs.

I haven't made up my mind yet, but, as many have said, I'm going to get violated trading at this stage. I just expected more from this truck. :(
 

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I have gotten to the point that I can't even stand looking at my 07 "Dung-dra" anymore.

I am still getting only 11-12 mpg with mine (5.7 4x4) and I laugh at those of you who make these outlandish claims of 18-20 mpgs with theirs. It hurst my back and shoulders to make more than a half hour drive and it's just a big, over-sized soft turd.

I've talked to my dealer about trading it back for a 2007 Tacoma 4x4 v6 with the towing package (I haul a 6x10 cargo trailer) and the TRD off-road package. It's also a 6 spd manual trans. which will seem like a breath of fresh air after the Tundras sucky auto.

Anyone else willing to admit that they hate theirs?

Sell it and buy a Tacoma...:tu:
 

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You can subtract 2 mpg with a 4x4. Lots of these guys have 4x2's claiming 15+ mpg, or are doing a lot more highway/steady rural driving than true stop and go city driving. How many times do you start your truck every day? How many stop signs/lights do you hit a day? Do you live where there are a lot of hills, or flat land? You can't go by what others are getting in their trucks because it's not apples to apples. That's why there's such a large variance in the estimated EPA MPG on the window sticker.
 

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Well, I just got out of a Tacoma and bought a Tundra because I needed the extra interior space. If you are concerned about gas mileage, you better skip the Tacoma and get a Yaris. My Tacoma got, at best, 20 MPG on the highway and I probably got around 15 or 16 in the city.

My new Tundra is averaging 16 MPG on my first tank, and that's with the 5.7. I drive very easy so I'm sure that has something to do with it. I absolutely LOVE the Tundra, and I wouldn't trade mine for TWO Tacomas right now, and that's saying something....because the Tacoma is a great truck, too. I tried to wear one out for nine years and couldn't do it!
 

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Well I jumped from the Tacoma because I was very un-happy with the truck overall.... Ya it got 16.5 With the 33" Tires i had on it ,,,But I am getting 15.5-16.5 out of my 5.7L 4X4 Tundra and i am very happy with this,,,,,Watch out on the Taco's... Some get very low Mpg Some get not so good,,,,
 
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