I’m afraid I must disagree. I have 2 of these, both with the 3.0. One has the three speed, one has the four.. And without a doubt the three speed is just awful. The 4 speed is a full 3 seconds faster to 60, has a dramatically lower cruising rpm, along with the very noticeable increase in mileage that comes from it. As well as having noticeably improved shift quality. Both have been reliable for me... but the 4 speed is just a ton better to drive. But that’s just my opinion.