I settled on the 2.4 with tech package. The dealer doesn't even have one in the pipeline for weeks. I don't mind waiting. They do have the car I want but it's 3.5 v6 with tech. It's $3200 more than the 2.4 I plan to buy. Dealer says in this class of car I should be buying the v6, better engine, better transmission, better resale value, better value overall. I understand he wants to sell a car before the end of the month. I don't know enough to know if what he says is true about the 6. Early reviews I have read by the experts seem to favor the 4 cyl. Any advice would be appreciated as I am making this purchase on my own and am not a car savy woman, although I did get this far on my own!