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Old 11-06-2008, 03:07 AM   #8
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2014 EuroPinto 5MT


Originally Posted by quentinberg007 View Post
Yup, this will be a roller rocker, hydraulic lifter, dual VVT engine. I'm wondering when this will get into the Rav4. The best part is that they've mated it with the 6AT. They really need to get that transmission across the line to the Rav4, 4 cyl Camry, and possibly the Corolla.

I would love for the 2AZ-FE to die a quick and clean death. Along with Toyota's mediocre 4ECT automatic, it's an underpowered, inefficient and outdated drivetrain compared to Honda's quicker, smoother and more efficient K24 coupled to their 5 speed automatic. The only thing worse than the Toyota AZ is the Nissan QR25, which gets terrible mileage and seems to have a recall each year for engine fire issues.

Well, Toyota foolishly enlarged the current 2.4 engine to 2.5 liters for this year's RAV4, along with a impressive 4EAT automatic, so I don't think it's getting the 2.7 and six-speed anytime soon.

I would love a Scion xB with the new 2.7 though.
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