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If given a choice buying Gen 1, which engine would you have preferred?

  • Traditional V6 (VTEC, no VCM)

    Votes: 7 20.6%
  • Efficiency V6 (VCM, idle stop, etc)

    Votes: 1 2.9%
  • Turbo 4-cylinder

    Votes: 2 5.9%
  • High Output Gas V8 (like Ford Coyote 302)

    Votes: 10 29.4%
  • Turbodiesel (4 or 6 cylinder)

    Votes: 13 38.2%
  • Prius-like hybrid

    Votes: 1 2.9%
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One of the vehicles I test-drove when shopping was the Ford Explorer SportTrac. The one I drove had the V8, and I have to say, the torque was really really nice. Merging onto the highway was effortless.

I now have a V8 in the Lexus, and the torque is still addictive. But the 13.5 mpg is not.

How to get lots of torque in a fuel-efficient package? Hmm. Something like a turbo-diesel, perhaps.

Chip H.
^^^^^^^^^^^^ ... My sentiments exactly! ! ! !
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