Yes indeed, in the new version of the engine, the 3.5L that the Equinox didn't get but the new Malibu did.Originally posted by Roser@May 16 2004, 09:39 PM
I am not a follower of the history of this engine, but I am sure the problems that existed in the past have been taken care of.
It would be crazy for GM to make this 3.4L any different from the domestic one. If Equinox sales explode or there's a problem in the supply from China, I would think GM would want to be able to just ship 3.4L from Tonawanda rather then hold up the line. With sales of GM vans off and the Alero now dead, you would think the NY enigne plant has extra capacity to build engines for the Nox rather then import.Originally posted by Ming@May 17 2004, 03:16 PM
But on a less redundant and repetitive note, I wonder if the China-sourced 3.4L is actually improved or any different from the 3.4L engines sold in the states? I'm assuming it will have a different engine "code", but I wonder if all the parts are interchangeable?
What State do you live in? Urban Area? Dealership incentives.... It all adds up!Originally posted by Chops@May 19 2004, 07:00 PM
You can get a nicely equipped RSX Type-S for around $23,000. You're about $9,000 off.
The Sorento costs less, gets 4 mpg less, is slower, has less room, and has uncertain build quality (according to C&D). Yes, light years aheadOriginally posted by sheithappens@May 19 2004, 09:05 PM
Actually the equinox lags considerably behind the competition. For example just take a look at the kia sorento. It's light years ahead of the equinox and costs less.
This started out as me bragging on GM for using an old setup and still out powering alot of the newer more technologically advanced engines.Originally posted by thehemi@May 20 2004, 06:48 PM
Acura RSX Type-S starts at $23,865 MSRP.
But why would someone want to compare a
compact SUV and a 2-door coupe? If this is
a OHV vs OHC comparison, I can get into an
OHV 345-hp V8 for $24K (before rebates).