Originally Posted by BonneMeMN
Was it the best V6? I don't know if i'd say that, but it'* the SBC of GM V6'*.
It'* in the top 10 of the 20th century'* best engines according to Ward'* AutoWorld. That'* no slouch considering that "during a 2-month testing period, Ward'* editors evaluate each engine according to a number of objective and subjective criteria in everyday driving situations – there is no instrumented testing. The selection takes into account power and torque output, noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels, technical relevance and basic comparative numbers. Each engine competes against all others."
No other V6 ever produced made that list.
Originally GM had set the date to end the 3800 for January 1, 2005, however due to the vast number of complaints from both investors and customers because of the popularity and reliability
of the engine, the date was extended. Production of the 3800 V6 is unofficially scheduled to end on January 1, 2009.
Here are the engines that made the 20th century'* top 10 list:
1. Ford Motor Co. Model T Inline-4 (1909)
2. General Motors Corp. Cadillac V-8s (1915)
3. Ford L-Head V-8 (1932)
4. Volkswagen AG Flat-4 (1945)
5. General Motors Corp. Chevrolet Small Block V-8 (1955)
6. General Motors Corp. Buick 90* V-6 (1962)
7. Porsche AG Flat-6 (1964)
8. BMW AG Inline-6s (196
9. Honda Motor Co. Ltd. CVCC Inline-4 (1975)
10. Toyota Motor Corp. Lexus V-8 (1990)
There you have it. So, I beg to differ... It is
the best V6.
Here'* a link to the article. It is very interesting reading.