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Old 06-21-2013, 12:22 PM   #1
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Possible move to Tahoe

Hey guys so I might be moving to south lake Tahoe for a year just for fun and I'm about to pull the trigger on a dcsb auto 2.7. How do u guys think it will fare there. I'm planning on purchasing this weekend. Should I go with the v6 because I know there is going to be the elevation challenges or would the 4cyl working harder still be just as good?
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I'd go with a v6 and 4x4 for sure. It is a pretty hilly area and having the extra power of the v6 would help a lot.
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Get the v6
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V-6!!
I had a 4cyl-the 6 is much better. ESPECIALLY in a hilly area.
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4x4 for sure.
V6 highly recommended. You'll loose close to 20% of your power just by living at 6500+ feet elevation. It's not to say that the 4 banger won't work, but you'll regret not getting the v6 especially with a DC.
Lemme know if you have any questions about the area at all.
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Ok I'm thinking about the v6 now. But what about 4x4 do you guys think its a must?
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:36 PM   #8
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Ok I'm thinking about the v6 now. But what about 4x4 do you guys think its a must?
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4x4 for sure.
V6 highly recommended. You'll loose close to 20% of your power just by living at 6500+ feet elevation. It's not to say that the 4 banger won't work, but you'll regret not getting the v6 especially with a DC.
Lemme know if you have any questions about the area at all.
Yes it is lol. Now you got me thinking about getting a wrx. Would a 4 cyl 4x4 reg or access cab be that bad? I really don't want to get such a gas guzzler because I probably won't be there for more than a year. Just want to do 1 year of school and hang out with some friends I have who moved there
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If you have to pick one (v6 or 4x4)...pick 4x4. Not just for winter, but there's tons of places to offroad.
Subaru's rock up here...as long as you're not running summer tires.
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Yes it is lol. Now you got me thinking about getting a wrx. Would a 4 cyl 4x4 reg or access cab be that bad? I really don't want to get such a gas guzzler because I probably won't be there for more than a year. Just want to do 1 year of school and hang out with some friends I have who moved there
Listen to Jason, the v6 isn't all that bad on fuel as long as your'e not heavy on the gas. And 4x4 is a must.
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4x4 is a no brainer--thought the question was about 4-6 cyl
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I think I am going to go with the wrx now. I just called a buddy I have out there and he recommended it.
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If you have to pick one (v6 or 4x4)...pick 4x4. Not just for winter, but there's tons of places to offroad.
Subaru's rock up here...as long as you're not running summer tires.
I ran summer tires on my wrx all year long
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I think I am going to go with the wrx now. I just called a buddy I have out there and he recommended it.
Theyre great cars, unless you want to do some offroading, then not so much.
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i have a 4 banger RC 4x4...working great so far, I live down in Reno area tho
my wife has a Forrester too tho...so we got both
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I think I am going to go with the wrx now. I just called a buddy I have out there and he recommended it.
Why? Big difference between the two. wrx is a sweet car but still a car. Just curious. 4x4 no question. Tahoe is sick! Lucky!
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Way do you guys think about a 2012 v6 trd with locker. I'm only going to be in Tahoe for a little less than a year so do u think I can make it thru a winter with chains and 2wd. I'm not going to need 4wd after so I'm still on the rocks about the tacoma. I kinda want the wrx because I know I will have hella fun with it, but I also enjoy the clearance and versatility of the tacomA
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Nothings changed so why should we repeat what's already been stated.
I personally wouldn't live here with a 2wd. All three of my vehicles are 4wd.

Of course you can get by with chains, people do it. But just keep in mind the WORST possible vehicle to own in the snow is a 2wd truck because there's no weight in the rear, all the power is in the rear. A corolla does better.
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Since you're in a tacoma forum, most likely everyone would recommend a tacoma. I suggest you test drive both and see what you like best.
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I love my 4 banger! It's not a race car but I get where i need to go in a timely fashion. Also the first 9 years I lived here I drove a 2wd ford ranger. A good set of studded tires and some momentum will get you around town. Having 4wd makes the drive to work in the morning a lot less eventful. The power of the V6 would be nice, but I do enjoy getting +/- 23 mpg on a regular basis.
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