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Old 02-27-2011, 04:42 PM   #43
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Hi: All...As far as runaway Toyotas are concerned turning off the ignition isn't that great as it also turns off the power steering. The drill should be 1st. neutral, 2nd. steer off the travelled roadway. and 3rd. turn off the ignition.
I believe that Toyota has become like other auto makers in that they're squeezing their parts suppliers for lower prices...and they're getting them!!! IMHO
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Yes Alf, neutral would also be good as today's cars have rev limiters to protect from over r.p.m. As long as you don't lock the steering wheel no power steering on a moving vehicle is no big deal. Any way I think all of those people panicked and had no clue except stand on the brakes.
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:49 PM   #44
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I know several people who pull the 17' Casita with the current generation Nissan Frontiers (2005 & later). I can say 1st hand it works well. More hp than the others in this class and a max towing capacity of 6100~6500 depending on model. Nice to have a little more than you need.

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Old 04-18-2011, 06:52 PM   #45
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Just wondering how the gas milage differed between the v6 and v8 tundras? Currently using my 4 cyl tacoma which is underpowered but sure love the 27 mpg when I'm not towing, very interested in the older v6 tundra if the milage seems better than the V8, towing or not.
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I have had 2 1st Gen Tundras that I have towed with and it seems an ideal truck for us too.
I have had both the V6 and V8 and while either did better than fine,I like the extra power of the V8 for sure.

The earlier Tundra are also a good deal on the used market as most seem to want the newer HUGE Tundra?
Having the longer wheelbase of the Tundra also makes for surprise free towing compared to other vehicles I have tried.

I am always surprised how many of us have a Tundra and the recent Scamp Camp I was at was no exception.
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:12 PM   #46
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That V8 Toyota is a 5.7 liter in the old days that's a 350 Chevy.
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:49 PM   #47
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Right now you might want to consider looking at the full size Tundra as well as the Tacoma. The little trucks are selling for a premium because people want the better gas economy. I know this is true in the new market, because I take possession of a new 4.6L small V8 Tundra on Wednesday, and even though it lists for more, the out the door price was just about the same as the Tacoma.
I'm moving up from a V6 S10 which had a tow rating of 5600 pounds because I wanted more power for going up mountains - I don't like to keep a line of people behind me because I can't keep up with the flow of traffic, which is what happened the last time I went to the Smoky Mountains, and now we're thinking of going into the Rockies sometime soon.
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Oh, and as far as gas mileage, the new 4.6L V8 Tundra is rated at 15/20 mpg and the V6 Tacoma is rated at 17/21. The older Tundra wouldn't do quite so well since the older small V8 (4.7L) only had a five speed transmission and wasn't as efficient. Of course the very powerful 5.7L V8 would get worse mileage, the new one is rated at 14/18. All mileage is for the two-wheel drive models, four-wheel drives don't get quite as good mileage.
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