Originally Posted by BLVDRE
Thanks fellas, the 11 I drove was a standard (first one in a looooonnnng time) and I was happy with its performance. Still feel they are asking a little much for it.
I'm sure every year will have some problems. Just wasn't sure how sturdy the 3.8 engine was since they only made it for a few years.
We've had an '09 since new and its worked great. Does it lack acceleration when on the highway cruising at 60, sure. Is it a problem, no, you just plan and drive accordingly.
We also have a '14 and there is a difference in power and acceleration. Is it nice having the extra power, yes, but if I were considering an '11 versus a '12 there are many other factors to consider as well. The engine just being one of them.
It really comes down to your driving style and expectations. I would definitely drive both and see if the acceleration would really matter to you. As I mentioned there are many other factors to consider. Good luck!