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Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: cohunt] #7870673
05/23/23 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by cohunt
To the OP. You specifically asked about ride and I am pretty sure that you know none of the trucks recommended in most of these posts will ride soft and easy. Take a Honda AWD for a test drive at 80 on a freeway, you will be amazed.


To the op. You specifically asked about a truck, and I am pretty sure you know anything Honda is not a real truck. You are welcome to test drive one, but should probably hand over your man-card first. smile

All joking aside, Ive had a Tacoma for about 7 years. Ive ridden in nicer riding trucks, and Ive ridden in worse. Its surely not bad enough that I think about it when Im riding around. One thing's for sure, its beeen the most reliable vehicle Ive owned...knock on wood.

Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: coondagger2] #7870735
05/23/23 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by coondagger2
Originally Posted by Flint Hill fur
I've had 7 Toyotas over the yrs an not one has got the mileage a vehicle with like sized engine of another breed would get.


I have only had 3 so maybe you know something I don't. What small v6 gas pickup is out there that averages better than 18-19 mpg?

My 2018 Chevy 1/2 ton 4x4 crew cab with a V8 averages better than 20 MPG. I do a lot of driving, it now has over 180k on it, bought new in Aug. 2018. I've poured way too much money in it on a tranny and lifter repairs and not happy about that, but it rides nice. To do it again, I'd spring for the extended warranty.

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Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: KeithC] #7870796
05/23/23 10:15 PM
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^^^^^that there boys is why I drive a yota. Hurts to buy em an fix em but they go an go. I've had the 2.4 2.7 4cylinders an 3.0 3.4 3.5 an 4.0 6cyl. Only the 3.0 an 3.5 have ever hit 20+ mpg ever.

Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: KeithC] #7871429
05/25/23 01:22 AM
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If it rides nice it's not a real truck.

Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: KeithC] #7871433
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I've driven the smaller Toyotas (Tacomas) for years, I love their durability, but their seats suck, always have. I swear the chiropractors have some sort of kick-back deal going with Toyota.

I can drive as long as I want in my Dodge Ram 3500 and when I step out of it I can't even tell I've been driving for hours.


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Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: KeithC] #7871475
05/25/23 06:45 AM
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My vote is the 2011 Tacoma since I've slept in mine 7 nights every month for almost 10 years. Recline the seat, one pillow behind the head, one pillow under the arms and one pillow tucked under the gas/brake pedals to rest the feet on.

Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: KeithC] #7871492
05/25/23 07:34 AM
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I was pleasantly surprised hauling that mini truck back to SD this week (700 miles) I rented a Uhaul car hauler it pulled better then my 12 foot utility trailer did empty. 65-70 !PH it pulled the hills well also the trailer one way, insurance and taxes $240 sure beats pulling a trailer both ways.


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Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: KeithC] #7871496
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When we moved my mom to Kansas we rented a UHaul van truck. Sister drove my moms van and I towed her car with the UHaul boxvan truck pulling a UHaul car dolly. No problems except gas consumption. I did keep my foot in it though. 5 over all the way. Sisters car is front wheel drive so didnt have to pull the driveshaft.


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Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: danny clifton] #7871510
05/25/23 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by danny clifton
When we moved my mom to Kansas we rented a UHaul van truck. Sister drove my moms van and I towed her car with the UHaul boxvan truck pulling a UHaul car dolly. No problems except gas consumption. I did keep my foot in it though. 5 over all the way. Sisters car is front wheel drive so didnt have to pull the driveshaft.



Looks like less then a tank more to get back pulling the car hauler I was expecting 2 extra tanks minimum.


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Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: KeithC] #7871520
05/25/23 08:07 AM
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my wife's full-size ford , gets better mileage than most small truck's she gets 23-25, highway, and 18-20 around town, i took it hog hunting and got 26mpg running 75

Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: KeithC] #7871524
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the new GMC Canyon-very comfortable seats-they completely re-designed their mid size trucks-I have been a Tacoma guy all my life-GM knocked this new Canyon's design out of the park-too bad ya cannot get a long box( yet)

Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: MB Coonguy] #7871539
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Originally Posted by MB Coonguy
the new GMC Canyon-very comfortable seats-they completely re-designed their mid size trucks-I have been a Tacoma guy all my life-GM knocked this new Canyon's design out of the park-too bad ya cannot get a long box( yet)


I believe the comfort part, it's the durability part that we wont know for years to come .....and im not holding my breath.

Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: waggler] #7871540
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Originally Posted by waggler
I've driven the smaller Toyotas (Tacomas) for years, I love their durability, but their seats suck, always have. I swear the chiropractors have some sort of kick-back deal going with Toyota.

I can drive as long as I want in my Dodge Ram 3500 and when I step out of it I can't even tell I've been driving for hours.


Yep drove 4 different ones over 12 years span . Injured my back and went to chevy Silverado. Better mileage . Better ride. FULL sized pick-up. NEVER looked back
My wife finally got her dream car in 2011. Toyota highlander. We drove to bowling green (118 miles) and neither could straighten up. Traded it to buick enclave 2 weeks later !!!

For the original question TOYOTA'S SUCK !!!!! Guy didn't ask which one would run longer.
Trapper KECK Just buy from a dealer like ours here. If you let them service it they put a 150,000 15 years warranty on the drive train. 8 year electronics and interior plan cost me 1200. If I tear the seat with a screw driver in my back pocket it's covered.

Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: coondagger2] #7871547
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Originally Posted by coondagger2
I love my tacoma, it's an 09 trd offroad. I have put almost 5000 miles on it this month. I really don't understand the comments about the ride. Coming from 3/4 ton trucks the tacoma rides like an absolute dream

Get the trd offroad Wanna Be. That rear locker is the best thing since sliced bread. A lot of times that you would typically be putting it in 4wd you can just flip the locker on and crawl right out

I use mine as a trapping truck, daily driver, hunting truck etc etc. It has a hard life and all I have ever done is change the oil and filters and rotate the tires. Every skid plate under the truck is dented to pieces. It has been places that 9 out of 10 guys wouldn't go

I did a 3000 mile trip to Vermont a couple weeks back. 2000 miles of that was interstate driving at 80mph with some stop and go traffic. 1000 miles of it was driving down dirt roads scouting for turkeys. I averaged 18-19mpg on the trip, which is what I usually average. Best tank was 21.5mpg. The guys who claim lower fuel mileage must have a lead foot

There is not another small pickup on the market that will match the reliability and longevity of the tacoma


YOU BETTER CALL TOYOTA !! They will give you over one million for that truck. I had a 09 I traded in on a chevy. If I drove it 80 mph 13-14 mpg was the best. You can't go by their computer that tells it on the dash . Fill it up write the mileage down fill it up again and do the math. Only reason I left tacomas was milege and benefits of a full sized pick up. Some on here knock the chevy crew cab because of the small bed. BUT they are driving a Tacoma with eve smaller bed !!!
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Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: jbyrd63] #7871616
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Originally Posted by jbyrd63
YOU BETTER CALL TOYOTA !! They will give you over one million for that truck. I had a 09 I traded in on a chevy. If I drove it 80 mph 13-14 mpg was the best. You can't go by their computer that tells it on the dash . Fill it up write the mileage down fill it up again and do the math. Only reason I left tacomas was milege and benefits of a full sized pick up. Some on here knock the chevy crew cab because of the small bed. BUT they are driving a Tacoma with eve smaller bed !!!
confused

Mine doesn't tell me fuel mileage on the dash. I calculate each tank by hand and keep an excel sheet for all of my trucks showing fuel mileage and service records. It has the same size tires as stock and a camper shell that is the same height as the cab. 4wd v6 trd offroad.

I have fuel mileage records for almost 170,000 miles and I have never gotten 13 or 14 mpg. My worst tank, not towing, is in the high 16's. Average is in the high 18's almost 19.

Maybe you have a lead foot jybrd, lol


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Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: KeithC] #7871682
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Most trucks made today are not bought to go off-road really if you see a drift or low spot good luck. I had to laugh when I bought the 2018 TDR Off Road with crawl control and locking rear end that package came with a pile of stuff you don’t really need. The biggest joke was the M/S tires that are just highway tires you won’t go anywhere on an icy hill zero traction with them things.

Now plop some aggressive tires on the Toy and it goes anywhere some places you probably should not but it gets you to where you’re going.


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Law Dog I use the heck out of my rear locker on mine. One of my favorite things on the truck


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Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: KeithC] #7871704
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I just picked up my new Tacoma this morning. Seems to ride decent-about like the Dodge with air ride I traded for it. Don't know what fuel mileage will be yet as its only got 30 miles on it!
It took a little longer to get because I wanted the 6 foot box and most of them are 5ft. Lots of bells and whistles I'll have to figure out. I think I'm going to like it fine.

Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: coondagger2] #7871742
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Originally Posted by coondagger2
Originally Posted by jbyrd63
YOU BETTER CALL TOYOTA !! They will give you over one million for that truck. I had a 09 I traded in on a chevy. If I drove it 80 mph 13-14 mpg was the best. You can't go by their computer that tells it on the dash . Fill it up write the mileage down fill it up again and do the math. Only reason I left tacomas was milege and benefits of a full sized pick up. Some on here knock the chevy crew cab because of the small bed. BUT they are driving a Tacoma with eve smaller bed !!!
confused

Mine doesn't tell me fuel mileage on the dash. I calculate each tank by hand and keep an excel sheet for all of my trucks showing fuel mileage and service records. It has the same size tires as stock and a camper shell that is the same height as the cab. 4wd v6 trd offroad.

I have fuel mileage records for almost 170,000 miles and I have never gotten 13 or 14 mpg. My worst tank, not towing, is in the high 16's. Average is in the high 18's almost 19.

Maybe you have a lead foot jybrd, lol

There’s your secret…camper shell. When I got one on the F150 the first thing I noticed was the RPM’s at my normal running speed, it was lower with the camper shell, which gave me better mpg.

Re: Most comfortable, small pickup truck? [Re: coondagger2] #7871743
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Originally Posted by coondagger2
Law Dog I use the heck out of my rear locker on mine. One of my favorite things on the truck




I was taking about other stuff you have to get with the Off Road package, I have never tried to make coffee in the bed of my truck yet, my phone won’t charge on the pad under the radio not the right type. All kinds of electronics I have no clue about and the constant beeping drives me crazy stuff like that.


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