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3.9L detuned... again??

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Northstar    11
Since the new rating system has to be done with everything connected to the engine that could rob power, I'm guessing that some power is lost because of something that has to do with the convertible top. Just a guess, but that's what I'd venture to say is the reason.

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Paolino    99
Oh 227hp is just PATHETIC.

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Carguy    20

Oh 227hp is just PATHETIC.

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YAH from 3.9L's at that! :( Were are the 3VPC heads? Like the newest truck Engines it seems the VVT works more toward TORQUE at a LOW RPM then for HORSEPOWER!

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Drew Dowdell    4,938
oh who cares about HP!?! Really people it's Torque that is important. In the previous Jetta, the standard 4 cylinder had about 115 hp. The TDI had 90hp. They both did 0-60 in about 10 seconds. Say "227 hp is just pathetic" three times and then stop and think at how rediculous that sounds when the Camry is 189hp. Another point. Stop comparing engine displacement to HP. You want a 220hp Honda S2000 engine in your G6 convertible, be my guest. I'll be laughing at you growing smaller in the rearview mirror driving a "pathetic" Lucerne V6 anyday.

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Cory Wolfe    263
Guys... the conv has been rating as this for as long as I can remember. So, it's nothing new. I don't know why its lower for the conv. That and I'll agree with Oldsmoboi... Torque matters more as it is more useful for daily driving. Still... wouldn't you just love to have the S2000's 237hp engine with... 170 or so lb/ft torque? :lol:

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Drew Dowdell    4,938

Guys... the conv has been rating as this for as long as I can remember. So, it's nothing new. I don't know why its lower for the conv. That and I'll agree with Oldsmoboi... Torque matters more as it is more useful for daily driving.

Still... wouldn't you just love to have the S2000's 237hp engine with... 170 or so lb/ft torque? :lol:

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@ 2,000,000,000 rpm

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Paolino    99

oh who cares about HP!?!  Really people it's Torque that is important.

In the previous Jetta, the standard 4 cylinder had about 115 hp. The TDI had 90hp. They both did 0-60 in about 10 seconds.

Say "227 hp is just pathetic" three times and then stop and think at how rediculous that sounds when the Camry is 189hp.

Another point. Stop comparing engine displacement to HP. You want a 220hp Honda S2000 engine in your G6 convertible, be my guest. I'll be laughing at you growing smaller in the rearview mirror driving a "pathetic" Lucerne V6 anyday.

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Okay, first of all, the 3.3L Camry SE puts out 210hp. Secondly, the Camry is being redesigned and will certainly feature more hp than its current models. This is GM's excitement devision, and it's supposed to spark some enthusiasm. We have 250 and 260hp versions of the Altima. Hell, we have a 235hp Sonata!

When you try to make something sporty, and put something out that's rather half-assed, as is this IMO, then you're just continually setting yourself up for either failure or mediocrity. Then again, the G6 is that, at best.

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Paolino    99

The G6 Convertible still has the most power of this segment + plus a retractible hardtop.

G6 227hp > Camry Solara 210hp > Sebring 200hp

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Well, GM is doing a fine job then... it took them years to catch up to the competition and in what, 6months, a year or two? The competition will blow them away. :rolleyes:

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The G6 Convertible still has the most power of this segment + plus a retractible hardtop.

G6 227hp > Camry Solara 210hp > Sebring 200hp

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Gotta correct you there. Camry Solara's 225HP with the 3.3L V6.

But wait... the G6 is in that size class, but not quite directly competing against it... The G6 should be competing in the even higher performance classes.

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titan    0

Gotta correct you there. Camry Solara's 225HP with the 3.3L V6.

But wait... the G6 is in that size class, but not quite directly competing against it... The G6 should be competing in the even higher performance classes.

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The G6 competes directly with Camry. The G6 conv will compete with the Solara.

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Cremazie    11

LAMEEEE....

might as well use the 3.5L I5...

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I was seriously thinking the 3800, better engine and more oomph! (despite the lower ratings)

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I was seriously thinking the 3800, better engine and more oomph! (despite the lower ratings)

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Uh i dont think the G6 needs any more weight on it...

just slap a 5.3L in it... its all good... same gas mileage too... :rolleyes:

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jmore1276    0

I was seriously thinking the 3800, better engine and more oomph! (despite the lower ratings)

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Well by now we know the 3800 is on it's way out. It's an emissions issue more than anything...but the 90 degree design does give much torque...not sure about hp besides super charged. I would agree that the 3.9 is detuned...in my opinion (beyond detuned) I could be wrong, but I believe it has a STEEL CRANK. This would mean it could have a very high redline if allowed to do so. It seams to me GM holds back too much on what it's engines are really capable of...too conservative for todays "take a risk" markets.

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ponchoman49    23

oh who cares about HP!?!  Really people it's Torque that is important.

In the previous Jetta, the standard 4 cylinder had about 115 hp. The TDI had 90hp. They both did 0-60 in about 10 seconds.

Say "227 hp is just pathetic" three times and then stop and think at how rediculous that sounds when the Camry is 189hp.

Another point. Stop comparing engine displacement to HP. You want a 220hp Honda S2000 engine in your G6 convertible, be my guest. I'll be laughing at you growing smaller in the rearview mirror driving a "pathetic" Lucerne V6 anyday.

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You must be joking! a 3900 lb Lucerne powered by a detuned 197 hp 3800 with lazy 2.86:1 gears. This car is a slug and won't even peel out it's front tires when floored. I know cause I test drove a V6 CXL yesterday with no salesman on board. My 2000 Lesabre with 205 hp series II motor and 3.05:1 gears and 3500 lbs of weight would eat this thing for breakfast. This is progress?

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Paolino    99

Well by now we know the 3800 is on it's way out. It's an emissions issue more than anything...but the 90 degree design does give much torque...not sure about hp besides super charged. I would agree that the 3.9 is detuned...in my opinion (beyond detuned) I could be wrong, but I believe it has a STEEL CRANK. This would mean it could have a very high redline if allowed to do so. It seams to me GM holds back too much on what it's engines are really capable of...too conservative for todays "take a risk" markets.

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The 3800 has an emissions issue? It's rated SULEV in the LaCrosse! :unsure:

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avro206    1

Well by now we know the 3800 is on it's way out. It's an emissions issue more than anything...but the 90 degree design does give much torque...not sure about hp besides super charged. I would agree that the 3.9 is detuned...in my opinion (beyond detuned) I could be wrong, but I believe it has a STEEL CRANK. This would mean it could have a very high redline if allowed to do so. It seams to me GM holds back too much on what it's engines are really capable of...too conservative for todays "take a risk" markets.

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and what do you expect the crankshaft to made of??

A car like this will not have a forged crank......but it does have forged con rods.

Its the exhaust people! Extra braces that convertibles often cut a few hp. Nothing wrong with 227hp

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