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BAse 3.8 vs 2.0 premium? which one would you choose?

Which one is better?
2.0- sound system, push start, sun roof
3.8- Motor, leather, auto air, fog lights
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Which one is better?
2.0- sound system, push start, sun roof
3.8- Motor, leather, auto air, fog lights
i think 3.8 is better choice.
some gencoupe.com user says, 2.0t engine power is not so poweful.(even if great fuel economy)

if you can ignore little bit fuel economoy difference, i recommend go to v6.
and include some after market parts, infinity sound audio, brembo brakes.

but, sunroof ... i don't know.
i do not recommend after market sunroof.

this is purely personal think.
2.0t also have great value in other ways.

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I would choose the 3.8 base. Leather looks and feels nicer in the long run. 3.8 motor, yes may sacrifice fuel economy, but you get that extra 100hp advantage. auto air and fog lights are a plus too.

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I would choose the 3.8base because you will have more power going out the door. (consdering you were to keep both vehicles stock) Ultimately its a personal preference of what options you value in a vehicle. I value performance over comfort so that would influence my decision.

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I contemplate this decision constantly. The base 3.8, doesn't come with sunroof, LSD, Brembos, HIDs, nor extra gadgetry or weight. It's an R-Spec basically, without the LSD, and Brembos, and suspension (which the tracks also have), obviously.

I'm more interested in power, and the 3.8 has it out of the box on a new car. New car warranties are what they are. You hate to have to break the warranty, unless you have to, so bolt-ons only should keep it intact as long as possible, unlike the amount you'd have to put into the 2.0t to get the same power.

Also, so far it's looking like an aftermarket turbo, intercooler, piping, turbo back exhaust, and tuning will be needed on the 2.0t to surpass what the 3.8 stock will do, but you'll also surpass (or about tie) the 3.8 plus bolt-ons and tuning at that point as well. We're talking $4K compared to about $0-2K. So, it's a toss up here. You get more with the 3.8 and goes into financing of the car, or you pull out an extra $4k from your wallet but maybe a bit more power and bragging rights. Toss up.

3.8 for me, so far. But it's close, too close to call really.

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Canadian or American?

If Canadian: 3.8 any day of the week, it's got all the gizmos people will want for resale and bigger engines are usually an easier sell for sports cars IMO. Plus it's more fun.

If American, the 3.8 base is pretty basic.
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We Canadians get a lot for the 3.8 no matter the trim. All the luxury niceties like heated seats, HIDs, LSD are all standard. Go with any other manufacturer and you're looking at those as options and costly ones at that.
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I was going to orriginally get the 2.0T. I just can't stand the sound of 4 cylinder engines. I need a V6. I don't plan on modding it and voiding the warranty on either.

The 2.0T is still a fast car. If you're like me... I'm comming from an 08 tiburon. Not a fast car but very agile and fun to drive. Either of the coupes will complete my old car + more. If you're looking for some luxury in your car, get the 2.0T Premium. It's alot of car for the money. If you're getting a V6 like I am, I can't justify getting a car and not getting things I had or wanted in my old car. If I'm ganna spend 25K+ on a car, then I damn well better get everything I want.

Not to mention another 2K on a car loan adds up to about 30$ a month. So if you're getting goodies added on to that, then 30$ a month more I can easily do.

If you want my opinion though. I'd still try to haggle down the dealer for the 3.8 GT under invoice. Invoice after destination comes to about 26,900.00. Most dealers will gladly sell it for that around where I live. I got mine down to 27,100.00. Just remember salesman make 25%(ish) off of gross profit. So invoice if it is 27000.00. Another 400$ added and the sales person gets to pocket a fast 100$ if you didn't spend too long on the deal.

But, if you're really low balling it and can't afford to get a better V6. I'd personally go with the 2.0T premium, BUT! Tell them to throw some leather seats in there, they'll up the price about 600$ (At least that was what my dealer offered). So another 600 on top of a 2.0T Premium is pretty good I must say! And then maybe you can do some natural add ons for cheap if you don't want to void your warranty but still get more power.
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I'm new on here so I guess I'll pop my posting cherry and say the 2.0T. I'd pick the 2.0T over the 3.8 because of the tuning potential. Its lighter than the v6 too so the handling is better. Hope I don't sound too noob~
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Drive both and see which feels better.
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I went with the 2.0T for fuel economy and price savings, I'm never gonna race the thing. The V6 woulda been hella nice, but I had to make some sacrifices. The extra money a month allows me freedom to do other things, I'm not all about my car.

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I was going to orriginally get the 2.0T. I just can't stand the sound of 4 cylinder engines. I need a V6. I don't plan on modding it and voiding the warranty on either.

The 2.0T is still a fast car. If you're like me... I'm comming from an 08 tiburon. Not a fast car but very agile and fun to drive. Either of the coupes will complete my old car + more. If you're looking for some luxury in your car, get the 2.0T Premium. It's alot of car for the money. If you're getting a V6 like I am, I can't justify getting a car and not getting things I had or wanted in my old car. If I'm ganna spend 25K+ on a car, then I damn well better get everything I want.

Not to mention another 2K on a car loan adds up to about 30$ a month. So if you're getting goodies added on to that, then 30$ a month more I can easily do.

If you want my opinion though. I'd still try to haggle down the dealer for the 3.8 GT under invoice. Invoice after destination comes to about 26,900.00. Most dealers will gladly sell it for that around where I live. I got mine down to 27,100.00. Just remember salesman make 25%(ish) off of gross profit. So invoice if it is 27000.00. Another 400$ added and the sales person gets to pocket a fast 100$ if you didn't spend too long on the deal.

But, if you're really low balling it and can't afford to get a better V6. I'd personally go with the 2.0T premium, BUT! Tell them to throw some leather seats in there, they'll up the price about 600$ (At least that was what my dealer offered). So another 600 on top of a 2.0T Premium is pretty good I must say! And then maybe you can do some natural add ons for cheap if you don't want to void your warranty but still get more power.
Is this an option? Can I, for example, request an LSD in a 3.8 base?
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I'm new on here so I guess I'll pop my posting cherry and say the 2.0T. I'd pick the 2.0T over the 3.8 because of the tuning potential. Its lighter than the v6 too so the handling is better. Hope I don't sound too noob~
Everybody was a noob at some point... lol.

The difference in weight between the 2.0 and the 3.8 is not much. As far as tuning potential, you're going to have to dump as much into the 2.0 to get it to the level of the 3.8 as you would if you had just bought the 3.8 in the first place.

And keep in mind, there's a thread running around here somewhere about a 3.8 with a turbo and a "rough draft" tuning that's making 496 hp. The 2.0 would take gobs of work and money to get to that point. Not to mention that you just can't get a 4 cylinder to have the exhaust growl that the 3.8 does. Ahhh, I love that sound, just can't get enough of it.

Of course, I'm kind of biased, since I own a 3.8 Track...
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Is this an option? Can I, for example, request an LSD in a 3.8 base?
Not officially but you might want to talk to the parts department to request an LSD and let them install it for you or take the part and go to a mechanic and install it.

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I contemplate this decision constantly. The base 3.8, doesn't come with sunroof, LSD, Brembos, HIDs, nor extra gadgetry or weight. It's an R-Spec basically, without the LSD, and Brembos, and suspension (which the tracks also have), obviously.

I'm more interested in power, and the 3.8 has it out of the box on a new car. New car warranties are what they are. You hate to have to break the warranty, unless you have to, so bolt-ons only should keep it intact as long as possible, unlike the amount you'd have to put into the 2.0t to get the same power.

Also, so far it's looking like an aftermarket turbo, intercooler, piping, turbo back exhaust, and tuning will be needed on the 2.0t to surpass what the 3.8 stock will do, but you'll also surpass (or about tie) the 3.8 plus bolt-ons and tuning at that point as well. We're talking $4K compared to about $0-2K. So, it's a toss up here. You get more with the 3.8 and goes into financing of the car, or you pull out an extra $4k from your wallet but maybe a bit more power and bragging rights. Toss up.

3.8 for me, so far. But it's close, too close to call really.
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