Truck Test Drive question
Replacing with great unhappiness my 2000 Tacoma. I get such excellent mpg plus comfort when driving the old truck. I test drove a 2009, 2WD not 4WD today. I was very surprised that if I let up on the gas even a little, it wants to come to a complete stop. I am used to "crusing" in my 2000. I never have to keep my foot on the gas pedal up to the stop sign etc; just cruise to almost there and then brake. Also the tach readings are quite high compared to my 2000. At 50mph, my 2000 runs about 1800rpm In the 2009, it runs closer to 2700-3000. This sounds like gas wasting to me. Am I right to be concerned about this truck or are all new trucks built that way?