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  • Hybrid/Diesel - 4 Cylinder

    Votes: 56 5.5%
  • Gas - 4 Cylinder

    Votes: 203 20.0%
  • Turbo/Supercharged - 4 Cylinder

    Votes: 345 34.0%
  • Hybrid/Diesel - 6 Cylinder

    Votes: 5 0.5%
  • Gas - 6 Cylinder

    Votes: 74 7.3%
  • Turbo/Supercharged - 6 Cylinder

    Votes: 76 7.5%
  • Hybrid/Diesel - 8 Cylinder

    Votes: 11 1.1%
  • Gas - 8 Cylinder

    Votes: 138 13.6%
  • Turbo/Supercharged - 8 Cylinder

    Votes: 83 8.2%
  • More than 8 Cylinders

    Votes: 25 2.5%

  • Total voters
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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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2.3t
 

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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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8.2L if I ever find something worthy enough to drop it into!
 

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8.2L if I ever find something worthy enough to drop it into!
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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I love the Honda K20/24 swapped Elise that are out there... nasty machines!
 

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Can't vote on this one. Some nicer new cars like the Fusion don't come with anything BUT a 4cyl.

My first car was a 1973 (which I bought used in 1984) Buick Riviera with a 455. Hwy mileage was 12 mpg. Couldn't afford something like that anymore. Then I went to 4 cylinders. Then to V6's. When I went to a V6 I stayed away from 4 cylinders because they just weren't as smooth or quite as a V engine. A lot has changed. My Focus while still not quite as smooth at times as a V6, It is quiet. That is, I don't hear engine noise in the cabin. Big difference from 4 cylinders of the 80's and 90's.
 

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Can't vote on this one. Some nicer new cars like the Fusion don't come with anything BUT a 4cyl.

My first car was a 1973 (which I bought used in 1984) Buick Riviera with a 455. Hwy mileage was 12 mpg. Couldn't afford something like that anymore. Then I went to 4 cylinders. Then to V6's. When I went to a V6 I stayed away from 4 cylinders because they just weren't as smooth or quite as a V engine. A lot has changed. My Focus while still not quite as smooth at times as a V6, It is quiet. That is, I don't hear engine noise in the cabin. Big difference from 4 cylinders of the 80's and 90's.
Cool last yr of the boattail Riv's w/ the 455 grunt.
 

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Thats a mob car. 460's are awesome motors & have the hydro boost too.
 
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