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Old 02-04-2019, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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i havent yet found a properly tuned engine that i dont like listening to. anything from a one cylinder engine to a V16 engine. its all in the exhaust tuning. the V12 in a jaguar sounds different than the V12 in a ferrari.
Agreed.
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Old 02-04-2019, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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Modern V6 engines offer the perfect balance of smoothness and power. My wifes Lexus ES350 is a perfect example. She will not go back to a buzzy 4cyl that sounds like it wants to self destruct whenever you floor it.
The V6 is smooth, but unfortunately the steering is numb and floaty. Id take an Audi A4 with its 2.0T 4 cyl any day of the week. Quicker and handles so much better.
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Old 02-04-2019, 08:02 PM
 
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They actually do. You can buy a civic with a n/a 2.0 4cyl. You also have the base CR-V equipped with a n/a 2.4 4cyl.

Acura (honda product) still makes a n/a 2.4 4cyl equipped in both the ILX and TLX.
Wheres my accord with the I4
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Old 02-04-2019, 11:35 PM
 
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I kind of think that my Kia Soul( 1.6 L) sounds a little like a box fan. Not loud and not annoying and not a bad sound like there's something wrong. But not a growl of a powerful engine, LOL.
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Old 02-05-2019, 01:52 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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4 cylinder sounds awful, like someone dying.

I had a brand new Lexus NX300 with 400 miles on it as a loaner the other day and it was my first sampling of the Lexus 2.0t. Impressive acceleration, but noticeable turbo lag, and that awful awful 4 cylinder moan.

Could not wait for my V8 back.
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Old 02-05-2019, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Central Mass
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The V6 is smooth, but unfortunately the steering is numb and floaty. Id take an Audi A4 with its 2.0T 4 cyl any day of the week. Quicker and handles so much better.
It's only smooth because of massive amounts of counter balancing, otherwise it would shake itself and the car apart. That's not very efficient.

Even though what everyone is complaining about is 100% exhaust and has very, very little to do with the number of cylinders or arrangement of them
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Old 02-05-2019, 01:55 PM
 
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The V6 is smooth, but unfortunately the steering is numb and floaty. Id take an Audi A4 with its 2.0T 4 cyl any day of the week. Quicker and handles so much better.
Which is true. The Audi is a sports sedan where the Lexus ES350 isnt. I still prefer the smooth power of the v6 over the turbo 4 though.
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Old 02-05-2019, 03:15 PM
 
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4 cylinder sounds awful, like someone dying.

I had a brand new Lexus NX300 with 400 miles on it as a loaner the other day and it was my first sampling of the Lexus 2.0t. Impressive acceleration, but noticeable turbo lag, and that awful awful 4 cylinder moan.

Could not wait for my V8 back.
Same here. They gave my wife a nx300 loaner and she hated it when comparing it to the 3.5 V6 in her ES350. Loud, raspy 4cyl that lacked refinement.

Now I drive a car with in inline 4 but it’s probably the best 4cyl that I’ve ever driven. Especially since its linked to an 8-speed dual clutch transmission. It is a 2017 Acura TLX with Honda’s tried and proven 2.4 4cyl. I’ll take that engine over any turbo engine that Honda currently has although I’ve heard that the 2.0t is pretty impressive. The 1.5t honda engines are suffering from oil dilution where gas is mixing in with the engine oil.
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Old 02-05-2019, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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It's only smooth because of massive amounts of counter balancing, otherwise it would shake itself and the car apart. That's not very efficient.

Even though what everyone is complaining about is 100% exhaust and has very, very little to do with the number of cylinders or arrangement of them
Its not 100% exhaust. I can hear the buzziness of a 4cyl coming from the engine compartment.
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Old 02-05-2019, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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It’s not 100% exhaust. I can hear the buzziness of a 4cyl coming from the engine compartment.
Have you spent any time with a classic 4 cyl sports car or sport sedan like the Alfas I posted before? They aren't "buzzy" in the slightest. Even the new Fiat 500 Abarth isn't buzzy, and has a nice little growl instead.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BuZmJmpTdk

Skip to 4:40 here and listen to Mercedes' 2.3 twincam rumble:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANv83OJk--4
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