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Old 04-18-2012, 11:06 PM
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Re: Sure glad I traded for the Hemi

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"Here's where I tell you the 2010 Nissan Muran 3.5L does the 1/4 in the same exact time as your 5.7 Hemi."

Yeah but but that guy drives a piece of shit Nissan, so even though we tie, I still win.

sweet! is that a new model
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:15 PM
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As several mentioned, its not the 1/4 mile or 0-60 times (unless you race), it is the every day driving pleasure, so your analysis is full of holes me thinks. The Hemi will cost more to run, but if you are already spending $45K, ehhh.

I rented a 400 mile old 2012 V6 while in Pittsburg last week, and that thing was annoying as heck in the hills, gutless unless you kept it wound out... which I would think doesn't do much for the mpg. The Hemi does not need to be wound out as much to be a pleasure to drive. On the level or at full throttle, the V6 felt good, although at full throttle it sounded like it was about to throw pieces all over . The mileage was great, however. I can see why some love the V6, that motor is no slouch at higher rpm and certainly adequate for most situations. You do have to beat on it a bit more on hills or curves, however. You don't have to work the V8 nearly as hard.

This V8 has been around for just a couple years, its far from the V8 monster Chrysler used decades ago. You could feel that thing coming blocks away.
Nah, spent less than 41, and saving another G every year pays for the fuel to heat my second home in the mountains. I don't have to 'wind it out' as you described to get up there either. Maybe the hills around Pittsburgh are higher that the we have in North Carolina and Tennessee, the 13 highest peaks east of the Mississippi. Or maybe you're just not being honest.
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Re: Sure glad I traded for the Hemi

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Nah, spent less than 41, and saving another G every year pays for the fuel to heat my second home in the mountains. I don't have to 'wind it out' as you described to get up there either. Maybe the hills around Pittsburgh are higher that the we have in North Carolina and Tennessee, the 13 highest peaks east of the Mississippi. Or maybe you're just not being honest.
I live in Pittsburgh and feel the same, the v6 struggles on the hills.

The only argument for the v6 is MPG. Everything else is a win for the Hemi. The v6 may get you there without winding it out, but it's a different ballgame with the hemi.

I heat my cabin with wood, it doesn't cost $1000 to heat it for the entire year.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:55 AM
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I live in Pittsburgh and feel the same, the v6 struggles on the hills.

The only argument for the v6 is MPG. Everything else is a win for the Hemi. The v6 may get you there without winding it out, but it's a different ballgame with the hemi.

I heat my cabin with wood, it doesn't cost $1000 to heat it for the entire year.
I'm thinking that you don't own a V6 GC, because mine doesn't have a problem on hills at all. Are the hills around Pittsburgh higher and steeper than the are in NC/ Tenn?

I heat my house with fuel oil and have a Vermont Castings stove that uses propane and looks like a wood fire. Turn the switch and it lights. I set the boiler to keep the house at 45 when I'm away, and a few hours before I arrive I use my smart phone to turn the heat up to 70, so everything's nice and warm when I arrive. If I have a tree to take down I leave the logs on the street and pickers haul it off in less than a day.
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I'm thinking that you don't own a V6 GC, because mine doesn't have a problem on hills at all. Are the hills around Pittsburgh higher and steeper than the are in NC/ Tenn?

I heat my house with fuel oil and have a Vermont Castings stove that uses propane and looks like a wood fire. Turn the switch and it lights. I set the boiler to keep the house at 45 when I'm away, and a few hours before I arrive I use my smart phone to turn the heat up to 70, so everything's nice and warm when I arrive. If I have a tree to take down I leave the logs on the street and pickers haul it off in less than a day.

hahahaha - I like the phone idea.

I don't know if the hills are steeper in Pittsburgh, but it definitely struggles. So does my 4 cyl fusion and my 4 cyl Jeep Wrangler.
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Re: Sure glad I traded for the Hemi

I don't have a mountain house....
But I do have a hemi, and it is divine!
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Is all about smiles per gallon not miles per gallon I'm worried about. 6.4L Hemi FTMFW.
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I'm sorry but it sounds like you haven't driven the Hemi V8.

I find that it has a LOT of power for passing. In fact, accelerating from 60 or 70 Mph is so smooth that one can easily find themselves coming close to hitting tripple digits if not careful.

There is No Replacement for Displacement!
Agreed, it's not just about 0-60 times it's 60-75 times. V6 is no match for the hemi, all the V6 does is make a lot of noise at that speed, the hemi delivers. To each his own.
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hahahaha - I like the phone idea.

I don't know if the hills are steeper in Pittsburgh, but it definitely struggles. So does my 4 cyl fusion and my 4 cyl Jeep Wrangler.
I've spent a lot of time in both areas and I think the mountain roads around Pittsburgh are definitely different than TN/NC. There definitely seems to be more elevation change in shorter distances up around Pittsburgh, which probably doesn't help the V6. Of course, this will vary depending on actual roads. Are you talking interstates or back roads up in the mountains?

Regardless, I rented a V6 WK2 to drive from Nashville to Houston and while I loved the WK2, the V6 was not for me. I am very happy with my decision to get the V8, but the V6 obviously works fine for others.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:08 AM
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hahahaha - I like the phone idea.

I don't know if the hills are steeper in Pittsburgh, but it definitely struggles. So does my 4 cyl fusion and my 4 cyl Jeep Wrangler.
You should take it back to the dealer then because it definitely has a problem.
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Re: Sure glad I traded for the Hemi

I own a 2012 T&C with the pentastar v6 and 6 true forward gears (not programmed that well) which weigh less than a GC V6 with energy michelin tires with less rolling resistance and the car feels sluggish at times.
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