Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Houston, Texas(Woodlands)
Well, My '05 access cab TRD sport is an automatic, and I figure those PHD havin' engineers have got it programed to do it the way they think is right.
So, here's what my automatic does when I'm trying to be nice and get some gas mileage:
I push the gas pedal down just enough to make the truck roll out of the stop, and leave it there untill I get up to cruising speed. I'm talking maybe 1/8" or so.
The truck revs up to 1,200 or maybe 1,500 RPMs, and shifts up to third right away.
It might take a whole three or four seconds to get to third gear.
After second gear, it hangs on to third fourth and fifth a little longer, but it still shifts before it gets to 2,00 RPMs.
Driving like this, I roll along at "Soccer Mom" speeds, and get 18 or 19 MPG in city traffic (That's Houston city traffic, and as bad as it gets).
My best ever was 25.7 MPG, Running 55-65 mph, drafting in a convoy of trucks, down hill with the wind to my back for 200+ miles with only one stop.
I can easily drag my mileage down to the numbers you mentioned, but doing so has me first out of the stoplight, and passing everything in sight.
I do that sometimes, but my driver's liscence and insurance is in danger the whole time.
2017 Gen3 Tacoma TRD Off Road 4X4 Double Cab
Bone Stock and Loving Every Minute Of It.
Last edited by fast frank; 11-17-2005 at 07:36 PM.