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Old 05-16-2008, 04:36 PM   #11
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sseis use a powertrain that'* been improving for over 20 years, they are smooth as silk
wait? Are you stating the 3800 powertrain is smoother then the Northstar powertrain?
I don't quite think he'* saying that...

But I do agree with him that the 3800 did and has improved over time... But being that it fires every 60* on a 90* bank, it causes some vibration...

The 90* N*, and the 60* Chevy Power plants do not have this issue... So the N* will be a naturally balanced engine like the 60* Chevy... This makes the Caddy engine very smooth

And a cylinder is fired upon every 45*, as compared to the Chevy V6'* 60* firing pattern... The fewer degrees you have between firing pattern the smoother the engine will run..

Every N* I have driven has been ultra smooth, and the Trans as we all know is very strong

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Old 05-16-2008, 04:43 PM   #12
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The heart pumps a bit faster when someone talks ill of my Northstar drivetrains
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I love N**

although my whip of choice with the N* would be this gem

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Cody.... I have just been turned on... And its in the right color too DROOL

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Old 05-16-2008, 06:03 PM   #15
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I must be weird 'cause that Caddy looks really old to me. I know the Bonneville isn't the youngest car but damn!
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The Northstar is a great drivetrain. Very reliable and no problems. Id like it best in a STS Seville flavor.

The car you test drove probably had some issues with it if it behaved the way you said it did.
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I have yet the pleasure to be given by driving one of the newer SSEi'* or the GXP'*. One day...one day...lol

And kinda off subject, some dude in a GP GTX spotted me and wanted me to play on the freeway, but I had other things to do. What the hell is a GP GTX, looked very similar to a GTP in body and stance, but instead of the horizontal wing we all know, it was flipped up, kinda like the monty'* rear deck wing. I saw it and was baffled??? Looked sharp, though, white, well taken care of.
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Old 05-17-2008, 03:54 AM   #18
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naw northstars are plenty smooth.
Just the question of what kindof power you want. I just hope CVTs don't take over the industry. Some people LIKE shift shock!. But thats a whole nother thing. I say either keep looking or get the dealer to fix the problem before you buy.
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N* are smooth, but no where as reliable as a 3800 and a nightmare to work on.
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N* are smooth, but no where as reliable as a 3800 and a nightmare to work on.

And after working on them, this is the reason I wouldn't have one... I know that sounds bad... But I would not own one

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