... The fact is that most of GM's pushrod engines give excellent power
and performance completely on par with the OHC and DOC variable valve
timing competitors. They do tend to not rev as high (nor do they need
to), but I personally prefer low end grunt over having to rev to 6
grand to get any power any day of the week on a daily commute.....
Cool Jet wrote:
<<When you're used to the sweet music of the American V8, those high
revving engines that scream like banshees sound more like sewing
machines than boulevard cruisers! <lol>>>
Couple comments on this thread:
(1) We have owned a 2005 G6 for about 6 months and have nothing but
good things to say about it. It has great power, handles as well as
our previous Audi A8, gets good mileage, is pretty quiet while having a
great sounding stereo and cost us $20K - pretty good value, I think.
(2) My daily driver is a 1990 Avanti 4-door which came with an anemic
305 V8. I'm looking to upgrade to a "stroker" motor for more power.
My research has me believing a well set-up 350 with Vortec Heads and
TBI or EFI can provide 350+ HP, 375# torque and 20+ MPG, run on 87
octane, weigh less than 400 lbs and can be had for less than $3K.
Pretty good, don't you think. Before I sell this thing for a new car,
I think I'll try that set up to see what it does for the driving
Happy New Year, everyone,
2005 Pontiac G6
1996 Toyota Camry (daughter #1)
1994 Honda Passport (daughter #3)
1990 Avanti 4-door
1966 Mustang (daughter #2)
1964 Avanti R-1
1990 GMC 3/4ton P/U
2001 Suzuki Marauder
2004 Piagio LT150