Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 20:35:04 -0600 From: "Walt Kienzle" <wkienzlenopsam.com> Subject: Re: Opinions on the new 9-3 engine
I found the last line of this paragraph to be particularly humorous, because GM in the US has the same poor reputation for diesel engines in their passenger cars. They were offered in large cars years ago and were so bad that people paid thousands of dollars to have the diesel taken out and a petrol engine installed as a replacement. GM doesn't offer any diesel engines in passenger cars anymore. In fact, they may have ruined it for everyone because none of the US brands offer diesel in anything except their trucks and even then, they usually buy the engines from someone else like Detroit Diesel, or Cummins Engines. Walt Kienzle "Bart Boer" <barboer.wilgeennopsamel.freemail.nl> wrote in message > The die-cast base of the block is a GM (Opel to be more specific) design. > Just like the old Saab engineblocks are a british (Triumph, to be more > specific) design, but Opel has a good name for making reliable engines as > well, as long as they're not diesels, which are not particularly good.