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We're about to retire our 2003 OB LLBean 3.0 and are looking into a 2005 OB 2.5. How does the 2.5 compare?
 

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I guess just an overall comparison. Reliability, power, and gas consumption.
 

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Meh.
I has wagons.
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Totally different animal.
 

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I guess just an overall comparison. Reliability, power, and gas consumption.


2005 isn't my favorite year as they were the first of the generation and have a few more kinks than other years. The 2.5 generally will get better fuel mileage than the 3.0 but you're going to lose power and you will notice it, especially with automatic transmissions.


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As a 2005 OB 2.5 owner I would suggest a 2006. As stated by asc0205 the 2.5 will be more sluggish and its even more noticeable between and 05 vs 06.
Not to mention parts for the 05 are way more unique then 06-09.
 
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