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Old 10-26-2018, 07:46 AM   #81
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Well you can't have something for nothing, every time there are changes there are growing pains associated with them until they get sorted out and provide a real benefit in the long run.

I am not worried, my small engine turbo NX has been on the consumer reports top 10 list for reliability for the past couple of years. I do have the issue of a crappy infotainment system, but I don't really use it for anything other than playing music which doesn't require use of the touchpad.

https://www.consumerreports.org/car-...reliable-cars/
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Old 10-26-2018, 09:35 AM   #82
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Consumer Reports take on turbo engine reliability: https://www.consumerreports.org/car-...e-reliability/
Summary: Some are reliable, but many are not.
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Consumer Reports take on turbo engine reliability: https://www.consumerreports.org/car-...e-reliability/
Summary: Some are reliable, but many are not.
This is true even of naturally aspirated engines, but I do think brand matters. Toyota/Lexus was very slow to bring in the 10 speed automatic and turbo engine to market because they tend to do extensive testing.
On a side note my brother has a 2013 Ford Taurus SHO with the 3.5 ecoboost engine in heavily modified form. It is putting down 400+ hp at the wheels and he has about 110,000 miles on the car. Just a few small issues in that time. In the case of the ranger the 10 speed has been out for a few years already and I think they have it running well.
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Old 10-26-2018, 01:34 PM   #84
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I'm thinking of getting Frontier 6cyl (260HP) (possibly the long bed crew cab) from the coming scamp 19.


I see Ford has the 4cyl Ranger coming soon which has more (270) HP.


Thoughts on towing with the 4cyl turbo assuming I can get the hitch mounted in the truck bed?
So after all the discussion.... You have decided to consider the best two midsized pickups on the market, either will do the job well.
I would choose the Ranger, and will when the time comes to replace my 2001 which will go on to serve a new owner with distinction.
Not much has been said about the Frontier due to the thread chasing the Turbo canard, but the choice really comes down to which one you like best.
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