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Old 02-06-2012, 10:39 PM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I love this thread because it's stupid.

Of course the V6 has plenty but the V8 has more, it's that simple, isn't it?
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:45 AM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Both engines are good choices and neither is a bad choice. It's all about preference. Fuel economy vs. more power. That is really simple.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Agree! It also really depends on what you plan on doing with it. I have a couple of V8 trucks for all of my towing/hauling. When buying a new vehicle I was wanting something with good gas mileage but not a small car. The V6 GC gets great mileage on the highway for a 5,000 lb vehicle and that is where it will be 70% of the time plus is alot better ride than my trucks.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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My main problem is that in order to drive home, it takes me sometimes up to 30 minutes to travel 1.5 miles. And i don't drive too much on the highway to bring up my average. Too bad I can't improve idling gas mileage haha.
I had a Hybrid Civic before my Jeep, so the difference in fuel economy is rather substantial to say the least . . . but . . . one thing I did learn is that idling time really kills the fuel economy, even with a Hybrid. You could watch the Average Fuel Economy display ticking down on the Honda about every 10 or 15 seconds just sitting at a stop light if for whatever reason the computer decided to keep the engine running. If Chrysler were to use a Stop/Start function on the V6 I'd bet that I'd see a 3 to 4 MPG improvement almost immediately because of all the commute traffic I have to deal with here in Los Angeles.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:19 PM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Here's an interesting thought. How much MPG are the SRT8s getting?

I'm not one to bother much about MPG (filling up in Kuwait costs pennies) but I would like to know. I'd search but I'm lazy and need to be up early tomorrow to figure out the MIL issue at the dealer.
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:32 PM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

SRT8 sticker says 12 -18 MPG. Got to see my first in the flesh on Thur. I am impressed.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Oh wow, 12-18 MPG is not bad considering engine size/weight etc. That does sound pretty impressive to me too.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I drove a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 for 15 years. The Inline 6 was a great engine with good power for most things, sometimes it was lacking. It averaged 19 MPG on the freeway.

The HEMI is suppose to average 20. I got the HEMI on my new Jeep and the extra power is nice. On the freeway I still get about 20 MPG, haven't taken her on a long drive yet.

The V6 is a great engine too, but no complaints on the V8. After having the HEMI for the past week, I don't think I would be ale to go to the Penstar.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

In addition to fuel mileage costs, the Hemi is tuned to mid-grade fuel, needs 16 spark plugs every 36,000 miles, weighs a couple hundred lbs more due to cast iron construction, requires more frequent oil changes than the V-6, and costs over $1,000 more to buy. V6 is aluminum construction, uses regular gas, goes 100,000 miles on 6 plugs and with lower weight will have tires last longer...

I would expect the V-8 to cost +/- $5,000 more to drive than the V-6 over it's life.
(That would pay for a couple pretty nice vacations or ...)
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In addition to fuel mileage costs, the Hemi is tuned to mid-grade fuel, needs 16 spark plugs every 36,000 miles, weighs a couple hundred lbs more due to cast iron construction, requires more frequent oil changes than the V-6, and costs over $1,000 more to buy. V6 is aluminum construction, uses regular gas, goes 100,000 miles on 6 plugs and with lower weight will have tires last longer...

I would expect the V-8 to cost +/- $5,000 more to drive than the V-6 over it's life.
(That would pay for a couple pretty nice vacations or ...)
You only make sense when looking at this from an economical point, you know that of course. In 50 years people will ask you about the V8 when only triple turbo charged 2 cylinders are allowed. Go for it, n-joy life, after all you're American and don't want to live miserably like the Europeans :-))
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:25 PM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

HEMI, no regrets!
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I went with the V6 and think it performs just fine. It's not a dog and I'm not out to race the guy next to me when I'm in the Jeep. Now in the Challenger WITH the Hemi that's another story......
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