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Your Daily Commute?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by DC_7222, Feb 15, 2021.

  1. Feb 17, 2021 at 9:16 AM
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    Chris In Milwaukee

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    30 miles round trip when I’m not working at home (for the last freaking year). All back roads, so it’s not highway economy. Best guess is around 16mpg. Still better than my Ram truck got. I just drive, man.
     
  2. Feb 17, 2021 at 4:02 PM
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    I mean, my bathroom is literally 5 steps from my desk at home, but I guess that's an option too
     
  3. Feb 21, 2021 at 3:57 AM
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    124 miles round trip, 75-80 mph, usually 25 mpg to work, and 16.5-18.5 going back home. I run 91 non ethanol, it seems to help the mileage out for me. I quit running regular ethanol fuel in 2019.
     
  4. Feb 21, 2021 at 4:54 AM
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    S/E Wisconsin
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    RSG sliders, Yakima offgrid basket, Pro-Comp wheels, SOS Streamline bumper and skids, Warn VR EVO10S winch + Ultimate Sidewinder, Bilstein 6112 + 5100 + rear lift coils, Rigid Dually SS ditch lights w/Caliraised brackets and OEM style dash switch
    I suppose it comes down whether someone prefers a 4runner or a more efficient vehicle. If someone just wants a 4runner, the extra $50/month is probably worth it to enjoy what they drive.

    If someone already has two vehicles sitting in their driveway, it obviously makes sense to commute in the more fuel efficient one. But, I don't think it's worth saving $50 dollars a month if it means buying/owning a vehicle you don't like.

    If OP didn't have a preference, I would agree to go with a more fuel efficient vehicle.

    This reminds me of the Tacoma guys who consider us 4runner guys feminine because we drive 4runners. I guess wanting a real back seat makes you soft or something. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Feb 21, 2021 at 4:59 AM
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    @DC_7222 have you decided yet?

    Commuting at 55 MPH, I think you could get 19-20 easily, maybe more. I have gotten 21+ HWY with a roof rack and loaded down with 500+ lbs of tool, armor, and supplies. It will come down to the environment and your right foot.
     
  6. Feb 21, 2021 at 7:09 AM
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    Yep, I'm going for it, just need to find a 2021 Barcelona Red ORP without moonroof first. Those aren't too common in my area... Either my dealer finds one in transit and gets it diverted, or I find one within 600 or so miles and take a cheap one way flight.

    I'll take the extra headroom over a moonroof all day, but that puts me in the vast minority of ORP's available out there.
     
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  7. Feb 21, 2021 at 7:10 AM
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    DC_7222

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    That's a hell of a commute.
     
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  8. Feb 21, 2021 at 7:16 AM
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    Hell from 1993 to 2010 I did 126 a day. I always trade before 100k mi. So I was buying a new vehicle every 4 yrs. Watched the Pa TPK tolls go up EVERY year, started out $1.45 1 way from VF to Bensalem, from 2012 -2016 It was 116 a day. 2016 -2018 I think it was 106 a day No tolls, 2018-2019 I think just under 100 tolls on the NE Ext.Pa TPK. Don't miss that $hit AT ALL. Hell the 4Runner is 26 Months old since new & I'll roll over 30k maybe next weekend.:yes: Oil & filter in garage waiting to do R&R.
     
  9. Feb 21, 2021 at 10:03 AM
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    Just shy of 100 miles round trip. Fortunately I telework three days week so the hit in the tank isn’t too bad @ 15.1 mpg.
     
  10. Feb 22, 2021 at 10:54 PM
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    I did that for 6+ years in Arizona. Phoenix to Prescott Valley. 75 miles one way. 150 miles a day. Got employee pricing deals on Ford vehicles through work, so went through three of them in 6 years. First was a V6 Mustang, then a Mercury Milan, then a Ford Fusion. Mustang was pretty reliable, but only 27 mpg. Both the Milan and the Fusion lost their transmissions at 50k miles. Fusion started having CV joint issues at 90k miles. All highway miles on the I-17. Stopped buying Fords after that.
     
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