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I really want a new 4runner but the MPG

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by Dave97, Jun 7, 2024.

  1. Jun 10, 2024 at 6:42 AM
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  2. Jun 10, 2024 at 7:07 AM
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    Why are we cherry picking mpgs under optimal conditions?
     
  3. Jun 10, 2024 at 8:14 AM
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    I can probably get 60 mpg if I coast down a mountain in neutral. Of course I would get 8 mpg climbing up the mountain first. :eek:
     
  4. Jun 10, 2024 at 9:19 AM
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    Actually, someone (correctly) pointed out that no one is averaging 20 mpg in their 4Runner.

    And I say "correctly", because every response has been a long running average below 20, or cherry-picked single trips with results above 20. So as someone else pointed out, it's turned into a dick measuring contest that honestly fails to dispel the claim that no one is averaging 20 or better.

    Although OP is potentially in a good spot for mpg (I got the best mpg when I drove 30 miles of back roads one way to work), he has also stated that he gets 18 mpg when he drives the 4Runner he already owns (wife's car). So we don't even need to speculate on gas mileage for comparison, he's told us.
     
  5. Jun 10, 2024 at 3:47 PM
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    Borracho Loco My 4Runner identifies as a Prius!

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    You're in!
     
  6. Jun 10, 2024 at 4:25 PM
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    If I had a long commute, I’d keep my current cars (4Runner included) for pleasure and just buy a well used like Toyota Avalon or Lexus ES couch on wheels for commuting. Pack a ton of miles on it and dump it for another used one every few years.

    Putting a ton of boring work commute miles on a pricey newer car doesn’t make alot of sense imo, good gas mileage or not. But I buy and keep vehicles I really enjoy for many many years and would just opt to abuse some disposable cheap commutermobile for work duties instead.

    Wow…..and here I can’t even get into the 15mpg club :D
     
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  7. Jun 10, 2024 at 4:42 PM
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    An old Corolla, and a new 4Runner are a perfect match!! A cheap gas sipper for mileage, the 4Runner as the fun part time vehicle. I don’t think insurance is that much different with the multi-car discount, and just having minimum liability insurance on the Corolla. If you get anything newer and nice, you’ll cringe to not carry full coverage on it. But your old Corolla is perfect for just having liability. If you insist on just one vehicle, and good mileage, get the RAV4 Prime lol!! 302 hp, so bad ass!
     
  8. Jun 10, 2024 at 6:29 PM
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    We love our Rav4 Prime, I have to remind myself, ITS NOT a high speed go cart, or is it.
     
  9. Jun 10, 2024 at 6:48 PM
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    Was this a typo? Based on that, someone with a newer 4Runner would be paying close to $2K per year. That seems ridiculous to me.
     
  10. Jun 10, 2024 at 6:57 PM
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    Mine has been complimented a bunch of times. A few times at a gas station, once at a liquor store, even a few times by women.

    Maybe you just need to doll yours up a little better. ;)
     
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  11. Jun 10, 2024 at 8:27 PM
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    It’s just a 4r… lipsticks or not.. there is nothing special with a mass produced vehicle..

    if I follow through and pick up a JDM HZJ77.. yes will be sportin a shit eating grin while fishing for compliments
     
  12. Jun 10, 2024 at 10:55 PM
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    Coming from a 2001 QX4 (basically pathfinder), this seems like a slight improvement for a larger vehicle. I still continue to drive my 91 Civic to save on commutes. The new 4runner is slowly becoming my weekend vehicle. This helps a bit on gas savings.
     
  13. Jun 11, 2024 at 2:52 AM
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    I agree it’s just a mass produced vehicle, but it sure is nice when you hear folks yell compliments about your mass produced ride.
     
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  14. Jun 11, 2024 at 3:29 AM
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    The assessed value of a vehicle is based on the loan value from the January J.D. Power Official Used Car Guide (formerly NADA) book. The tax rate is $4 per $100 of the assessed value. For an estimate of the tax on your vehicle, contact the Personal Property division of the Commissioner's Office.

    It's different in every county.
     
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  15. Jun 11, 2024 at 3:59 AM
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    Back when i started my job 20 years ago, i drove a V6 4x4 Tacoma every day for many years and loved hearing the 33's roaring down the road and i had to fuel up twice a week, i was spending about $120 a week in gas (don't recall the real number) that was when i bought the corolla because back then $400 a month was a payment on a corolla and that only had to be filled up once a week.

    I still have the Tacoma never had the heart to get rid of it. It's considered an antique now so there is no tax on it.

    wanting the 4runner is more nostalgic than anything as it looks like the last of toyotas best as i do not like the direction they are going with turbos and batteries as the only option. I don't want batteries in my vehicles it does not fit my needs.
     
  16. Jun 11, 2024 at 4:18 AM
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    Whether or not it's mass produced isn't the point. You said "no one is impressed enough to compliment a rando’s 4r", and I'm saying that it happens to me occasionally. And, mine isn't nearly as built as some I've seen.

    I do think that we agree, though, on the fact that people don't buy these things to get random compliments, or to feel cool or whatever that other post said.

    I bought mine because it's a fairly capable off-roader that can haul my camping gear, and is fairly comfortable for traveling as well.
     
  17. Jun 11, 2024 at 4:24 AM
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    Wow, that's crazy! I thought maybe it was supposed to say $4 per thousand.

    So, people are seriously paying thousands of dollars per year on property tax on their vehicle?

    I'll remember to check that out before I ever move to a different state. Maybe in a state that doesn't have income tax that would make more sense.
     
  18. Jun 11, 2024 at 1:06 PM
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    It doesn't make any sense at all regardless of where you live. States that don't have an income tax usually have higher property taxes and other taxes. So it's not like the lack of a state income tax means you have an overall lower tax burden.

    So, no, $4 per $100 of assessed value on personal property doesn't make a bit of sense. On a vehicle with an $80,000 assessment that would be $3,200 per year, even if you keep it parked in the garage and rarely drive it. Sheesh!
     
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    I'm glad I'm not the only person who thought that was a little crazy!
     
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    I could care less about compliments from others. In fact, despite the flashy colors of my cars, attention from others is a con to me, hence the dark tints :anonymous: I just buy what I like.

    But whether a vehicle is mass produced or not has no impact on how special it is imo. There are mass produced vehicles that are special and expensive rare limited ones that are pieces of junk.

    The 4Runner is a pretty special vehicle imo. Fancy gizmos and newest gimmicky tech? No…..but bulletproof design and exceptional QC is more special to me than most $100K+ disposable tech turd people carriers nowadays.
     
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    It's a rip off they keep talking about getting rid of it but never do.
     
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    I agree. See my next post after the one you quoted.

    Although, I'm not doing limo tint anytime soon.
     
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    25.5 mpg cruising at 65mph 300+ trips ez pz
    premium fuel is like 15 cents more??

    in a 10 gallon fill up.. you're paying 1.50 more??
     
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    It really does shine if you are easy on the gas pedal. This is today during certain stretches doing about 65 mph. Of course , it goes down immediately if you increase the speed to 80. Still averaged around 22 over 700 miles to Santa Fe.
    Started with Shell 89 and then added Exxon premium along the way.

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    how did you do that in your center clock thing??
     
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    Wrong, it's a lot more than a .15 cent difference. In my area, it's averaging .60 cent difference:

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    I know this fluctuates from day-to-day, but it's more than .15 cents! 60 cents x's 20 gallons is $12 MORE per tank. If you fill up once a week, that can really add up.
     
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    just taking averages from google ::

    In June 2023, the national average prices are: Regular unleaded: $3.583. Mid-grade: $4.004. Premium: $4.331.

    that's nearly .75 difference (oof)

    so let's say you drive you truck an average of 100 miles a day (for some odd reason!!) - 500 miles a week with a mpg due to your heavy foot and desire to pass all the minivans at 15, about 33 gallons a week - that's only $25 dollars more? that's like one happy meal these days!!
     
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    Not around here. At my usual gas station it’s 80 cents more. I drove by one station today where it was $1.40 more. It’s been years since it was only a 10 cent increase between fuel grades here.
     
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    Same as others have said here. It's anywhere from 80 cents to over a dollar difference.
     
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