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Question Getting an Automatic: 2.0T or 3.8?

Hi everyone, first post here. I'm looking into getting a new car soon and the Genesis Coupe seems, well, awesome. I definitely want to get an automatic and was wondering if it should be the 2.0T or 3.8. I'm not that obsessed with power and engine performance and won't be doing any racing. I love the look of this car and how affordable it is for what it can offer. I currently drive a '98 Neon so either engine would be a major upgrade. Easily getting the Nord Gray, that color is sick. Please let me know! Thanks
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I have Nord Grey 2.0T automatic~ I love it~ if you really don't care about the performance, I would say 2.o Turbo.

Nord Grey 2.0T-> dead...
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From what I've seen with the automatic 2.0T that we have, you'll get better MPG from the V6 automatic. The manual 2.0T will get better mileage than the V6 manual though. If you're not into modding I'd stick with the V6, budget permitting, even though you're not all that into speed or performance. If you are into modding or plan to get into modding though, 2.0T all the way.
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According to Wikipedia:

2.0T 5-speed auto [20 mpg-US (12 L/100 km; 24 mpg-imp)/30 mpg-US (7.8 L/100 km; 36 mpg-imp)]

3.8 ZF 6-speed auto [17 mpg-US (14 L/100 km; 20 mpg-imp)/27 mpg-US (8.7 L/100 km; 32 mpg-imp)]

The 2.0T gets better mpg. But I am not planning on doing any modding.

Decisions, decisions...

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I had 2.0 turbo premium, it never had that high milege. just get 3.8 proven zf mission. you never know about 5 speed tranny.

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I'm not that obsessed with power and engine performance and won't be doing any racing.

youve known the answer already lol! 2.0T it is
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Get the 3.8.

Go big or go home


... and nice color choice, btw.
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According to Wikipedia:

2.0T 5-speed auto [20 mpg-US (12 L/100 km; 24 mpg-imp)/30 mpg-US (7.8 L/100 km; 36 mpg-imp)]

3.8 ZF 6-speed auto [17 mpg-US (14 L/100 km; 20 mpg-imp)/27 mpg-US (8.7 L/100 km; 32 mpg-imp)]

The 2.0T gets better mpg. But I am not planning on doing any modding.

Decisions, decisions...

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Don't buy the ratings they put out for the automatic. I think only one automatic 2.0T on here is getting claimed MPG. Took 180 mile trip to Dallas with my wife, her driving a 2.0T auto and me following in a 2.0T manual. She got about 27mpg and I got 30+mpg. When I was driving the automatic I could barely get 19mpg in the city limping along. Use the gas at all and it'll drop pretty quickly. Pretty sure I saw as low as 17mpg in the city during the summer.
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The ZF transmission in the 3.8 should be a lot better quality-wise than that's in the 2.0. I mean, it's a german transmission. It's got to be good.

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I have the 3.8 Auto, and the mileage isn't that great with either of these cars. It all depends on what type of driving. Hwy = 25.5mpg avg. City = 13mpg avg.

Honestly, if you don't care about modding, get the V6. The turbo w/ the Auto is seemingly not worth it.

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I'm just curious, you like the looks of the car, but don't care too much about performance. You know of course it is rear wheel drive correct? Reason I ask is I thought pennsylvania had some brutal winters. You could get into a front wheel drive two door coupe that'd be much more stable for those conditions.

It's a terrific car and I don't see how anyone could complain with the 2.0T's performance. Might be the base engine, but it's as quick as a stock WRX, just is hindered in 0-60mph figures by having to shift 3 times.

In terms of a slushbox, you might be better off with the V6 to deal with the power loss that comes from having an auto. Definitely give each a drive, but remember the rear wheel drive vs. winter argument. Also remember if you get a track model, you'll need to buy all season tires within a few months, so factor in another $1000 or so into the price of the vehicle. Closer to $1600-2200 if you're getting wheels and tires.
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I'd say save the cash and go the 2.0 route.

You will see enough of a performance jump from a 98 Neon that you will be more than happy with that side of things.

And a big +1 on the nord grey colour!

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Test drive both.
But drive 3.8 first and then 2.0
Make sure drive on freeway too.
while u driving about 65miles, 3.8's rpm is on 2000..but 2.0's rpm is on 3000..

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Do you plan on keeping the neon for winter?

Cause as it was stated above, its RWD on wide tires. If you want to buy winter tires for it, people have done it and been just fine. But DD or not, its nice to put the car away for the winter to avoid driving RWD on snow IMO.

As for 2.0T or 3.8. I find it strange that you're after a sports car and not interested in performance. You may want to reevaulate your "wants" in this. Your choice of course, but I would think more into it before dumping money into a car and later saying to yourself "damn, this isn't what I wanted..."
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The V6 has better auto and enough power to satisfy if you don't want moding or racing. I get about 23-26 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. Granted where I live there is not a lot of traffic so my city mpg are pretty good.
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I would say that the V6 is the way to go. Mainly cause the trans isnt a hyundai unit and it will have all the power that you will want. As far as mileage goes, the v6 gets way better. Ive gotten as high as 29mpg on the highway. I went to Houston and back, from edmonton alberta Canada (about 6000 miles) for less than $500.00!!!

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Don't buy the ratings they put out for the automatic. I think only one automatic 2.0T on here is getting claimed MPG. Took 180 mile trip to Dallas with my wife, her driving a 2.0T auto and me following in a 2.0T manual. She got about 27mpg and I got 30+mpg. When I was driving the automatic I could barely get 19mpg in the city limping along. Use the gas at all and it'll drop pretty quickly. Pretty sure I saw as low as 17mpg in the city during the summer.
I happened to get this driving like 65-70 on the highway on my way back from Killeen.


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Get the V6 because like everybody has said the ZF is a proven tranny.
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yeah, that 32mpg must be on completely flat highway. In the rest of the world, where there are hills, it's not that efficient; 25.5mpg hwy average up here in NY

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I'd go with the 2.0T GT (or Track in US). If you don't care for performance then save some money over the 3.8. And the track comes with sick red and black seats!
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