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Old 02-20-2013, 05:37 PM   #1
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4 cyl vs 6 cyl engine durability

Looking to purchase a new Tacoma this spring but am indecisive about whether to get a 4 cylinder vs V6. Is there any data available which supports one engine being more durable, trouble free and easier to maintain than the other?

I am looking at matching one of these engines with an automatic transmission.

Thanks in advance for your input.

Rick
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:40 PM   #2
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both engines are engineered to go 250,000 miles without a major mechanical issue. That being said, the 1GR is still kinda new to have too many miles on it. I have a friend qith the 2.7 and he had over 650,000 miles on his with only fluids, a few batteries, 3 starters, and a valve job done to it.
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The Toyota 4 cylinder is what set the standard, what made them famous for the reliability unmatched by any other automaker. Can't go wrong with either, I went with the 4 though and have no regrets, it does everything I need it to do with power to spare. 37k on it now, not one issue, but it wont be broke in til about 150k
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Both are extremely durable... it's not really an issue. If you haul some weight or tow get the 6, otherwise 4 is great.
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