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Why the hate with the 4 banger?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by sharkdude100, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. Nov 21, 2020 at 1:53 PM
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    sharkdude100

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    Bought mine in august. Loving it so far. Just towed my buddys Boston whaler at loaded at around 2200-2500 lbs as a test. It towed great! No complaints. This is a 2020 access cab model 2wd. I’m in Florida. The ramps were easy to handle and so were going over overpasses and bridges. Not sure why everyone on this forum hates the 4 bangers. If you are on the fence, I have no complaints and it does a great job. I was going no more than 76 mph. Gas mileage was 21.8. Highway and back road driving. Oh and it’s an automatic.

    Edit: actually not sure about using this in the mountains but I’m in Florida sooooo
     
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  2. Nov 21, 2020 at 1:54 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Some people want “fast” I guess
     
  3. Nov 21, 2020 at 1:55 PM
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    People are hating on it? Its a solid engine. I dont think anyone here is going to argue that. :confused:
     
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  4. Nov 21, 2020 at 1:57 PM
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    When I was doing research. Everyone kept saying to go with the v6 and that I’d be miserable. Well I’m not. It’s great.
     
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    I’ve gotta ask what you paid if you don’t mind (I’m looking)
     
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    V6 and 4 banger have roughly the same mpgs thats why. Easier to tow with a V6. Other than that, its a solid machine.
     
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    I paid 29,150 otd with tax title and fees all
    Include in that price. Tax was about $1700, doc fee was 75, dealer fee was negotiated. This is SR5 trim
     
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Thanks. Nice.
     
  9. Nov 21, 2020 at 2:01 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    If it’s a Third Gen it’s the only option anyway
     
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    Yeah I was told it was a good deal?? The v6 sr5 trim
    was about 4K more
     
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    Yeah 3rd 2020
     
  12. Nov 21, 2020 at 2:02 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Cheaper is better in this case. Cheaper insurance and tune ups. People don’t realize it’ll run with the big dogs all day. All damn day. Every day. Well done!
     
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  13. Nov 21, 2020 at 2:03 PM
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    Yeah almost went with the frontier 4 liter engine. Though couldn’t justify the 26k for Something that looked like it belonged in 2006. Plus I think I scratched the interior with my fingers for some reason.
     
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    True. But the 4 only exists to meet a price point. Some people make the mistake in assuming the 4 will get significantly better MPG. But that's not it's purpose
     
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    Higher altitude areas like mine paired to the auto makes it unbearable to drive.

    The 5 speed versions are fine to drive, but there's no way I could drive a 3rd gen 4 banger auto as my daily driver unless it was a work vehicle.
     
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    I’ve gotten 25-28 mpg with mine from
    Tampa to Orlando. I usually get around 22-23 when I fill up. This of course is not with towing and going 70-75 mph
     
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    I could get into the mid 20s with my 2.7s if I was easy on it. But like I said....price point is the reason for the 4
     
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    when gas prices start going up to $5 a gallon again you'll be gratefull you got the 4 banger
     
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    Yeah.... that’s never happened where I’m at lol the highest I ever saw it was 2.85. Again....Florida. Though I’ve see in it at 3.10 in Springfield, MO
     
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    in January 2021
     
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