Originally Posted by Sol
In the fewest words possible...
they are built like tanks
My used-to-be N/A 3800 is about to roll over 220,000 miles and runs awesome. Can't really complain when an engine with that many miles is trapping 110+mph in the quarter and making over 300whp...
Our SSEi has been beat on with mods since day one, it has over 180k on it currently. We have had to do essentially no repairs to the engine at all and the transmission just had to be rebuilt at ~170k, which for that heavy of a car being beat on as hard as it was is pretty good IMO.
My dads GTP has also been modded since the day he brought it home from the dealer. It pulled off a 12 second pass the first time it ever saw a drag strip almost 4 years ago and is also beat on pretty hard. It runs very very strong 5 years later with no engine issues at all. This car traps over 115mph in the quarter and is making 340whp+.
While our '04 Monte Carlo still has lower miles on it, its also been modded since almost day one and the only issue we had with that car was a cracked flexplate at around 30k miles which was replaced under warranty. The engine is very strong and has gave us no problems.
I'm a big fan to say the least.