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I’ve got a new '08 Tacoma standard cab, two wheel drive with the 4 cylinder engine and the manual transmission. It’s the base model. I have to be running at least 50 mph to use 5th gear. At 60 mph, I’m turning around 1900 rpm in 5th gear. Is this normal? I’ve got an open 6.5' x 10’ trailer set up for 3 MX bikes. It’s fairly heavy. My concern is that I won’t be able to use 5th gear at all when pulling the trailer. Does anyone only use 4th gear when pulling small trailers with a similar setup? How bad will this hurt my gas mileage? I'd love to hear from others with base, 4 cylinder, manual Tacomas. I just sold my '87 Toyota pickup (also a 4 cylinder, manual), which was geared higher. It had 263,000 miles and nothing had been replaced, not even the clutch. Hope this new one is half as good!