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Hi. I want to buy this car (2013 Genesis coupe r spec); I like it, but I don't know what engine to choose? Any advise?
Darn. Reread that and realized it should have said either miles between oil changes is less with the turbo 4 or it should have said the required oil changes are at a higher frequency than the V6 engines.Either one may suit you just fine.
I've always been leery of turbo cars because the turbo is harder on the engine components.
Don't believe it? The oil change frequency is less in the turbo 4 cylinder than in the 6 cylinder. To me that says engine operating conditions breaks down the oil faster, requiring more frequent changes.
I've got the V6. I like it. I didn't even drive the turbo 4 cylinder to see what it was like (hell, I didn't even test drive a V6 model before I bought the one I have).
Good luck with which ever one you choose.
This one comment, which I agree with, made my jaw drop I've been saying these same things over on the other popular Genesis Coupe forum and have been shouted down by a dozen guys at a time, including a moderator, because they have some strange problem with engine facts and displacement science. Sorry, just had to say thanks, interrex3,8 is the no brainer. 2.0 down the road will not have enough ponies so you will want to start to tinker. Turbo lag and boost will get in your veins so you will open your wallet for about 50 more horse. But to get 50 more horse it is going to cost $2500.. And you still will have lag and boost problems...2.0 was designed for the gas mileage. No one leaves the turbo alone so it ends up costing them.. 3.8 is easier to sell down the road where a turbo is not...
This is also true.I just purchased the 2.0T R-Spec. I am very happy with the power. Not everyone wants to tinker with engines and make upgrades...
I completely agree with you. I was also dead set on the 3.8 until I test drove the 2.0 as well. On paper, yes, the torque peaks at 2,000rpm on the 2.0, but you wont really feel the turbo kicking in until about 3,000rpm.Thank you guys for the answers. I made the question because I test drove both the 2.0 and the 3.8 and to be honest I think I felt almost the same power on both. At first I had my mind set on a 3.8 but when I tested the 2.0 it got me thinking. Could this be because the 2.0 puts out its 275 lb/ft of torque at just 2000 rpm? (according to specs)
What about 3.3 by turbo? Not sure if that is only in full sized and not coupe? Would have to be faster.. I wish my daughter wasn't 14. I still need a back seat. Coupe is ok people cheaper faster. Guessing corners handles bettenib. r than the full sized genesis.I completely agree with you. I was also dead set on the 3.8 until I test drove the 2.0 as well. On paper, yes, the torque peaks at 2,000rpm on the 2.0, but you wont really feel the turbo kicking in until about 3,000rpm.
What's your opinion on everything else in regards to the 2.0 vs the 3.8?
I find that the 2.0 is a smoother, less bumpy ride. It also handles corners better as well.