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post #1 of 62 (permalink) Old 02-02-2009, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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Why are people recommending the 4.7?

Why is it that I see people recommending the 4.7 over the Hemi? Is it because of milage only?

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I believe that would be it.

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Maybe lower cost to purchase or maintain. I think most or all who have the Hemi like it. But the 4.7 is also a good choice for horse power and torque. Both have good towing capacities.

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I've always recommended the Hemi. And I don't think anyone who has the Hemi has recommended the 4.7, have they? Maybe I missed it.

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Honestly the 4.7L seems to live up to its respect. My first test drive of the XK was flawless, especially the amount of power that I felt on the fly (4x4, fully loaded w/ passengers (wife, sis and bro-in-law, salesperson and myself). When we headed to the freeway, I floored it, and it howled with perfection. Thereafter, wanted to see if going to a 3.7L would be 'okay'... but was a bit disappointed on the overall quality difference on the performance and options (sport vs limited). I had reviewed the MPG and engine specs, as well as my long term use for this XK (wife's pick of course over my ideal 4runner). Seems like I only sacrified ONE mpg between the engines, and another ONE mpg between 4x4 and 4x2. At the end, wheel and dealed a 4x2 HEMI, b/c here in Houston, didn't really have a need for 4x4. It's really a driver's preference.

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I didn't think there was a HUGE difference in mileage between a HEMI and a 4.7.
I chose the HEMI simply because it was the whole package that I wanted.

I wouldn't disuade anyone from getting a 4.7 but I love my HEMI, and it's tried and proven... I would recommend the HEMI to anyone!
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Why is it that I see people recommending the 4.7 over the Hemi? Is it because of milage only?
THanks,
-Eli
I haven't seen anyone recommending the 4.7 over the HEMI for any other reason than cost to purchase and maintain.

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I could see that if were ordering a New '08 / '09 Sport optioned right with the 4.7 it would be worth it - (305 hp vs the hemi 330hp)- I 've heard the new 4.7 called the semi -hemi.

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I figured the hemi would also last longer or if I decide to trade up to a newer modle it would retain more resale / trade in value.
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