True and the buy price of a 4.2 puts them out of price for many of us. When I was looking, there was atleast 13k difference in the vehicles I looked at. Dont like the grumbly gnarly drive train thing with the 4.2 eitherA 4.2l also will cost more to service due to the 5k service intervals compared to the 10k intervals on the 3l
Neither do I. People can talk out their sphincter about the 2.8 gearbox BS "strength" but goddamn its a velvety smooth light shifting piece of gear. Last time I drove a 3.0L their gearbox which is the same as the 4.2 was absolute crap. Slow to shift, rumbled around town, got stuck a few times going from 1st to second (clutch to neutral wait a second clutch again slam into second) drove me insane.Dont like the grumbly gnarly drive train thing with the 4.2 either
I only ever service mine (oil and filters) every 10k and IMHO its ample. Todays synthetic oils are A1 and easily last well past that driving distance. Unless around any contaminats like water, then every 5000kms is not really achieving much. I would highly doubt there is any correlation between 5 and 10k changes and reliability.But you would do it at 5k anyhows, 3l are great lil motors, perform well, use bugger all fuel doin it.
Yep they do have a few issues with reliability, but service the **** out of it and enjoy.
I shudder when I hear people doin services at 10-15k, may be a bit different if you cant do it yourself but its not hard.