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Well if you're going to complain about Gas Mileage then get a Prius or an Electric Car or a Hybrid and not a Truck.

Yeah I don't like the MPG either of my tundra, but the only thing that can be done about is, is to drive another vehicle.

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i've been looking at trucks for over a year and i have to admit the 13/17 MPG rating of the tundra was a major turn off at first. then, over time, i got over it. first of all, i'm not sure how the EPA testing system works but most makes are obviously figuring out a way to rig the test. we've had subaru, toyota, nissan and ford and while nissan and ford were way off (we got quite a bit less than the EPA rating), the subaru and toyota were spot on. i know chevy and dodge are known for cheating the system too.

in the end, it came down to reliability and simplicity. i don't want all the fancy new tech (that breaks) and i want a mechanically reliable truck i can work on. i've maintained every single vehicle we've owned and the toyota was by far the easiest to work on with the least amount of issues. the subaru was a close second, but they don't build trucks. as a back yard mechanic that has worked on cars for a lifetime, i have come to appreciate toyota engineering and design.

besides, why the heck would you want a 65 grand fully loaded f-150 king ranch? it's not even a truck anymore, it's a bunch of leather, gadgets and chrome on wheels that happens to have a bed.
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first of all, i'm not sure how the EPA testing system works but most makes are obviously figuring out a way to rig the test.

It's because the EPA doesn't do the tests, the car companies do.


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Holy dog shit, that guy can't let it go. The Toyota brand I mean. He bashes it at every opportunity, instead of just letting go and enjoying his ford, and delusional stats. He bought a ford, but can't stay off the Tundra forum. Strange...
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what number is that? does it come in pints or just quarts? Hunan or non spicy?

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what number is that? does it come in pints or just quarts? Hunan or non spicy?
I don't know the size. It's the eight dollar one. Not the cheap sh!t.


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Why has nobody started a memorial thread for @#10KungPaoChickenWithRice ?
ill never forget the video he posted of his mom


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ill never forget the video he posted of his mom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiJd_d8I-iE
Ugh... with her booming voice and big flappers. Man she got on our nerves!


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiJd_d8I-iE


Well, I mean, who could forget. She is just such an awesome lady. Makes a killer fried rice. Taught me a few things about carbonated beverages and their little know uses too.


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You've all made some good points I agree with.
Here is why I think the Tundra mileage seems lower than the others:
-a proper geared truck for capability (haulin/towing stuff).
-an honest rating from Toyota.
-no cylinder deactivation tricks with ultra low load situations.
-no bs rating tricks (The others- special trim level with smaller displacement engine, smaller rear axle, 2wd, wind skirt under front facia, small wheels/tires, probably with 3 coats of wax on them before testing lol).
And I don't know if anyone mentioned these next two
-higher ground clearance (more wind resistance), but better capability.
-Tundra still uses hydraulic steering which runs off the engine accesory belt. But it tracks way better and on centre feel, than electric.

Current: -2014 Tundra DC 4x4 5.7L (Nov. 5th, 2014-),
-2015 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring, (Wife’s car, actually drives great for a hybrid)
All my previous rides; 2010 Honda CR-V Ex-L w/Navi, -2010 Tundra RCLB 4x4 4.6L, -2008 Dodge Dakota. -2005 Dodge Dakota. -1999 Dodge Ram 2500, MASSIVE POS. -1997 GMC 2500 van, POS. -1999 Jeep Cherokee Classic. -1992 AMC Jeep Cherokee 2 door. -1989 Ford Mustang LX, 5 speed stick -1988 Acura Integra DOHC 1.6L. -1986 Honda Prelude SI, 5 speed, totalled. -1985 Nissan Sentra. -1980 Pontiac LeManns. -1976 Triumph TR7 hardtop.
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