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Old 02-03-2019, 04:43 PM
 
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I'm not a fan of mfg's nowadays cramming 4-banger turbos into all there CUVs and SUVs. No way some 4-banger will be as smooth as Honda's legendary J-series V6.
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Old 02-03-2019, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Podunk, IA
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I'm not a fan of mfg's nowadays cramming 4-banger turbos into all there CUVs and SUVs. No way some 4-banger will be as smooth as Honda's legendary J-series V6.
2.0T's are used for reasons that have nothing to do with how good the engines are... displacement tax avoidance and gaming CAFE.
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I have driven cars ranging from a 2 cylinder Fiat Bianchina to a V12 Jaguars, each has its own sound. Variety is the spice of life.

3 cylinder 2 stroke Saabs were really different, especially when the muffler blew out.
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Old 02-03-2019, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Central Mass
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V engines are the worst sounding engines, except the V12.

Inline engines sound better.

I6 sound best. V12 sound good cause they are two I6s.
V6 are the worst sounding engines. I3 MIGHT be worse, but I haven't heard one for decades.

It's physics, due to sound waves, valve timing, and cylinder timing
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Old Yesterday, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Florida Gulf Coast
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Turbo engines sound different. The putt putt sound youíre hearing is the turbo chop. The hesitation is turbo lag which should be really minimal as most turbos today are variable
The putt-putt sound I heard in the RDX turbo was no different from the putt-putt sound I hear when I rent a Toyota RAV-4 or Ford Escape when I'm out of town. It improved slightly when I switched to "sport mode" but still had the underlying putt-putt.

Oh, someone mentioned the automatic shutoff -- it also has that...wow, that's kind of shocking in the beginning. Feels like the car has stalled out. Then as soon as I lifted the brake, before I even had a chance to put my foot on the gas, the engine started up again. Certainly didn't mind that as much as the putt-putt.
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Old Yesterday, 01:58 AM
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Location: Naples FL
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I’m not a fan of 4’s .... much prefer i6’s to V’s and much prefer V8’s and V12’s to those. I’m a fan of some of the modern turbo V8’s because of the massive wide almost diesel like torque band you get. I’m not a real fan of peppy engines of any kind I much prefer smooth low down grunt to a engine you have to rev the *,^~ out of to get moving quickly.
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Old Yesterday, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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V engines are the worst sounding engines, except the V12.

Inline engines sound better.

I6 sound best. V12 sound good cause they are two I6s.
V6 are the worst sounding engines. I3 MIGHT be worse, but I haven't heard one for decades.

It's physics, due to sound waves, valve timing, and cylinder timing
Iím sorry but an I4 does not sound better than most V6ís, especially considering NVH tends to be much worse.
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Old Yesterday, 06:45 AM
 
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Have never, nor will I ever purchase a vehicle with a 4 cylinder engine. I prefer the power and don't care about MPG
If you know how to drive you don't need 350 HP in an ordinary vehicle. It would be good training for everyone to spend some time driving lower powered cars so they would learn how to use what you have.
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Old Yesterday, 07:17 AM
 
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If you know how to drive you don't need 350 HP in an ordinary vehicle. It would be good training for everyone to spend some time driving lower powered cars so they would learn how to use what you have.
I've driven the little 4 bangers and have a V8 now. I can use what I have, and I've driven some pretty decent 4 bangers, but it's much nicer to not have to rev the crap out of an underpowered 4 banger to get up to highway speed vs. just "going" with my V8 - nice and smooth.

The 4cyl in my wifes Camry isn't bad at all - other than being "different", it's not underpowered, just revs higher than my 8 does. The 4 banger I had in a Chevy Equinox as a rental was the worst engine I've ever driven - had to floor it on ramps to get up to highway speed, it was terrible.
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Old Yesterday, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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They make a system that plays fake engine noise over your sound system. It reads the RMPs and makes engine sound.

Soon no one will even know the beauty of the roar of a tuned V8. Eventually even the little angry hornet buzzy sound of 4 cylinder ICEs will be gone and your grandkids will have no idea what an engine "should" sound like.
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