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No HF 3.6L for the Aura (untrue rumor)

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SaturnFans have since pull this story.

AURA Expected to be More Powerful than Competition

According to SaturnFans the Aura will initially be offered in two trim levels: The XE will receive the 230HP 3.5L V6, while the XR will be powered by 275hp 3.9L V6 with to a 6-speed transmission. A 4-cylinder hybrid-electric AURA Green Line version is rumored for 2008.

I'm not sure how I feel about this. I know that OHC engines are necessarily better than OHV ones but the portion of the general public that knows there is a different favors OHC engines. Not to mention the fact that I thought Saturn wasn't going to be watered-down. So much for brand differentiation. Even Olds used DOHC engines during its time as an import fighter. I was afraid something like this was going to happen when I was the G6 GXP using the 3.9 not 3.6. Also who chose XE and XR as trim designations? I think something more original could have been chosen.

Edited by stickmax

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STUPID MOVE GM!!!! (If this is true)

If they strap a HV engine in there, then kiss the Aura goodbye... Besides, why would anyone want to buy an Aura when you can get an IDENTICLE G6 for cheaper... The styling is good, but not that damn good.

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STUPID MOVE GM!!!! (If this is true)

If they strap a HV engine in there, then kiss the Aura goodbye... Besides, why would anyone want to buy an Aura when you can get an IDENTICLE G6 for cheaper... The styling is good, but not that damn good.

Yes it is. I'm a Pontiac fan, but cant get over the styling of the G6. I'll take the Aura anyday, even at a higher price.

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Hmm...well, you can't say you didn't see that one coming, at least on some level.

At least reviews of the 3.5L and 3.9L in GM cars have been pretty good so far, but you just know how the whole OHV thing will be played out...though the 6-spd should help a TON.

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Um... did I read that right? 230hp in 3.5L?? Is it the one from the Impy?

BTW, the link doesn't work.

And please, don't post this on the front page before it gets confirmed.

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I guess they are saveing the HFV6's for BUICK + CADDY. 275HP from a N/A 3.9L HVV6 sounds FINE TO ME! Now take the 3.6L HFV6 up to 270HP for BUICK and 300HP for CADDY--WERE IT SHOULD BE TO BE COMPETITIVE--and I would have NO COMPLAINTS!

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The six-speed auto and the high output numbers look good, HF or HV or no engine at all. I just hope the styling and interior are not dumbed down. I agree with Stickmax, though, the model designations blow.

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SaturnFans has pulled this story and insiders at other boards are saying that its not true. The Aura will still be receiving the HF 3.6L along with the HV 3.5L. It seems the rumor mills have been in overdrive at Saturn the last few months between this, the Sky automatic transmission, and the Outlook stories.

Carguy brings up an interesting point. Which brand should get the HF engines and which shouldn’t? I would rather have the HF 2.8L than the 3.5L however. Given the markets that Saturn is pursuing I think it is more important that Saturn (along with Cadillac and Saab) get the HF engine than Buick. There are Buick customers who would rather stay with the 3800 than move to the HV engines let alone the HF ones.

Edited by stickmax

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Guest Josh

WAsnt this originally a GMI Scoop as I saw it on their web-site? The faslified information that was leaked, that is.

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So now I am admitedly confused. Is this the same 3.6l out of the CTS? You would rather the Aura show up with a 255 hp engine, than move to the 270 hp engine? Or is the Saturn up model going to be available with more power than the CTS or V6 STS? If you have read my posts in the Aura 6 sp forum, you already know I have an issue with some non luxury model getting something new and great before the Cadillacs.

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I love falsified information that is solidified without confirmation.

That is a really interesting Outlook on the situation.

Edited by evok

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I will be the first to agree. If people are so hellbent on accountability, you'd expect the walls torched over there too.

But you see, people don't care about accountability. They just care about making my "cocky, unappreciative, attitude" and making me look bad. I present exhibit A (this story by GMI) as proof.

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This is really not the proper format for that discussion, guys.

However, I will say this info sounded fishy given all we knew about the HF 3.6 - along with the 6-speed - being the centerpiece of the AURA. This is why the story wasn't featured on C&G until proper confirmation was made.

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I will be the first to agree. If people are so hellbent on accountability, you'd expect the walls torched over there too.

But you see, people don't care about accountability. They just care about making my "cocky, unappreciative, attitude" and making me look bad. I present exhibit A (this story by GMI) as proof.

Maybe people wouldn't jump all over you if you treated everyone else with a modicum of respect. Yes, Josh, everyone is just out to get you and you are just the saddest boy in the world innocently getting sucked into all this drama. Make this all about you. :rolleyes: Gimme a break! [/John Stossel]

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Good to hear that this news is false...I kinda expected it to be anyway. Sounded too fishy and too contrary to "known" fact to be true...

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Maybe people wouldn't jump all over you if you treated everyone else with a modicum of respect.  Yes, Josh, everyone is just out to get you and you are just the saddest boy in the world innocently getting sucked into all this drama.  Make this all about you. :rolleyes: Gimme a break! [/John Stossel]

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Good to hear that this news is false...I kinda expected it to be anyway.  Sounded too fishy and too contrary to "known" fact to be true...

Seems like Evok opened his mouth first.

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Maybe people wouldn't jump all over you if you treated everyone else with a modicum of respect.  Yes, Josh, everyone is just out to get you and you are just the saddest boy in the world innocently getting sucked into all this drama.  Make this all about you. :rolleyes: Gimme a break! [/John Stossel]

Again, Croc, this is neither the time nor the place to continue this line of discussion. Frankly, if you're so inclinded, have it with Josh over AIM. Its not needed here anymore. From anyone.

Back to the AURA's engine, it will have a very respectable engine selection.

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Wasn't this originally a GMI scoop as I saw it on their website? The faslified information that was leaked, that is.

For the record, I saw it first on CamaroZ28.com which had a link to GMI though SaturnFans.com was reporting it as well and is usually accurate.

Edited by stickmax

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Again, Croc, this is neither the time nor the place to continue this line of discussion. Frankly, if you're so inclinded, have it with Josh over AIM. Its not needed here anymore. From anyone.

Back to the AURA's engine, it will have a very respectable engine selection.

I completely agree. Let's 'shelve' this discusion right now!

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