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Cost of ownership, 4 cylinder vs 6 4wd

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Thinking about upgrading my 2007 4 cylinder manual to a 2006-08 6 cylinder 4wd manual. Truck I end up with will probably have around 100k miles.

Mpg seems like the biggest cost. my current truck gets only about 19. I drive in town mostly and I am fairly hard on it and Go 70+ on the freeway. V6 mpg on here seen to vary a lot. People claiming low 20 while others say 14. What should I expect?

Any other costs I should be thinking of?

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From what I have found with an internet search there isn't much difference in mileage, maybe 2 or 3 mpg between 4 and 6 cyl 4WD models. That means the 6 cyl will cost a couple of hundred dollars more in fuel per year, in my opinion not enough to worry about. I think even with the higher purchase price of the V6 it is still well worth the extra money, plus it will have a higher resale value. The V6 would definitely be more drivable due to the extra power and a lot more fun.
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