Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 03:48:07 GMT
From: "James Sweet" <>
Subject: Re: SAAB Quality Since GM?

"Steve Wade" <> wrote in message news:df27v2$725$1$ > > > > You might want to avoid the V6 9000s ( rubber cam belt ). Otherwise any > 9000 > > is just fine. They didn't get GMised ( other than the V6 engine which came > > from Vauxhall ) > > > > > Anecdotally at least, the GM V6 unit seems a bit suspect, as two persons of > my knowing have had major problems. > > Its the sort of thing which can't help but start a prejudice. > > Steve > Is there a V6 in existence that doesn't have a bad reputation? There seems to be a few good inline 6's, but many problematic V6's out there from every manufacture I can think of that's offered one. Not to mention they almost invariably are less powerful with poorer fuel economy than a turbo 4, while having the increased complexity of a V block without the huge torque of a V8. The worst of both worlds.

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