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lasvegascolonel
lasvegascolonel

Deep inside the stats, you'll find M/T paid MORE for the lower line, less powerful V6 GC than they did for the top-of-the-line Overland V8. Maybe they would but I don't know of anyone who would do that, even though the V6 got a couple more miles per gallon. Of course, Ford is trying to sell that scheme with the new Ford Explorer, charging more for the less powerful 4 cylinder. P.T. Barnum's sucker quote rings loudly here.

lasvegascolonel
lasvegascolonel

Had to do a Search to get this Round Two, but it was interesting to see that though the GC was a fraction of a second less in the 0-60 run, it is the more refined, more comfortable vehicle...and it has a much longer powertrain warranty than Toyota. It's longer wheelbase probably enhances its comfort as well. All this said, both of these vehicles have a 5000 lb. towing limit. The new "crossover SUV", Ford Explorer, also has this same 5000 lb. limit. One may ask why you need an old-fashioned truck-framed Toyota, or a $45K GC, when the less costly Explorer will tow the same? Good report

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