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View Poll Results: Your next vehicle's motor size
Hybrid/Diesel - 4 Cylinder 53 5.60%
Gas - 4 Cylinder 189 19.96%
Turbo/Supercharged - 4 Cylinder 322 34.00%
Hybrid/Diesel - 6 Cylinder 4 0.42%
Gas - 6 Cylinder 72 7.60%
Turbo/Supercharged - 6 Cylinder 72 7.60%
Hybrid/Diesel - 8 Cylinder 11 1.16%
Gas - 8 Cylinder 125 13.20%
Turbo/Supercharged - 8 Cylinder 76 8.03%
More than 8 Cylinders 23 2.43%
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:05 PM   #261
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Thought for sure I'd end up with a turbo four. Turns out a transverse twin scroll turbo V6 driving all four wheels is what I ended up with. Wouldn't have guessed that!
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Old 04-30-2014, 03:13 AM   #262
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:47 AM   #264
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I like the 4 I have in the mk3. I am selling my Vtwin.
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:27 PM   #265
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Mustang Ecoboost is my next ride! Still several years away from getting it, but it'll be happy 40th to me!
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Old 05-25-2014, 07:28 AM   #266
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Aside from the 2.0L (gas) 4 cylinder Mazdea 3 sport that I just picked up for my wife last week. My next vehicle will have a naturally aspirated 2.2L 4 cylinder, '04 - '09 S2000.
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Old 05-28-2014, 05:07 PM   #267
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6.0L LS2 v8
This^^^^^^^^^^ Can't beat the chevy LS grunt.
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Old 05-28-2014, 06:56 PM   #268
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8.2L if I ever find something worthy enough to drop it into!
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There is, you just need to figure out how to get it to the deck. Next motor/car combo for me, looks like its in 4th place right now.
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My next car is likely to be a used Lotus Elise, which uses a 1.8 Toyota engine, or a '95/'96 Lotus Esprit S4S. There were 367 of these made for the entire world, and around 195 sold on North America. The stock 2.2 liter turbo puts out a respectable 300 hp, which was excellent 20 years ago when it was introduced. In contemporary tests they would Car and Driver did 13 flat at 108 in the quarter, and 0-60 in 4.4. Not that fast by today's standards but way fast enough to be fun. Very quick for a car with EPA figures 17 city and 27 highway. Top speed 168. Porky for a Lotus at nearly 3000lb on the road.

The Elise would be better for me, its a convertible, its got toyota power, its newer, and its lighter. Road and Track tested it in 2005, and got: "0-60 mph takes just 4.7 sec. and the quarter mile is dispatched in 13.4 sec. at 101.4 mph. Top speed is equally impressive, arriving just a few ticks shy of 150 mph". They EPA at 21 city and 27 highway. Of course, there are superchargers, and all that available, but it weighs close to 2/3 of what my SVT does, with 20 more horsepower. 1950ib on the road with soft top.

I like bare aluminum in the interior, too. I'm just drawn more to the Esprit for some reason.

Light cars are fun. I've owned 5 different Lotus over the years, and I intend to own more of them.
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