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Old 12-21-2006, 01:12 AM   #1
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Default anyone hear about the 3.5L V6?

my friend is contemplating selling his crappy elantra for either a 2006 Malibu MAXX with the 3.5L V6 or a G6 with that engine.

anyone hear anything about this engine and/or car reliability, good or bad? hes looking mostly at the malibu.
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Old 12-21-2006, 01:22 AM   #2
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I hear it ahsa some cahones!! (big aones)()
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The one I drove in the Malibu was pretty wimpy. No torque, no speed, boooring
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The one I drove in the Malibu was pretty wimpy. No torque, no speed, boooring
Its Torque Managed to H*** and back.... The 3500 is really more than the 4T45-E was designed for... After riding and driving a 2006 several times... I'm here to tell you it holds you back a good bit..

Sandrocks Malibu LTZ, is a great car to drive, rides good with a very mid grade firmness, not bone jarring stiff and not floaty, just a great mix...

The Fly by wire takes a bit of getting used to, and if you haven't driven a Modulated or highly controled trans Like the 4T45-E or 4T65-E, the way it acts will take a little getting used to..

Overall its a soild car, drives good, handles good, has more than ample power and is capeable of pretty good milage as well..

I would reccomend it

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Last night I helped pull that motor out of an intrigue...

Overall they are very durable and seem to hold up well.
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Last night I helped pull that motor out of an intrigue...

Overall they are very durable and seem to hold up well.
All right. I'll bite..........................Then why were you removing the motor?!?
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Last night I helped pull that motor out of an intrigue...

Overall they are very durable and seem to hold up well.
The 3.5 in the Intrigue is differnet than the 3.5 pushrod design in the G6.

Last year my wife and I had a G6 as a rental car. We rented it in Little Rock, AR and drove to Galveston, TX. That motor in the G6 is INCREDIBLE! Talk about quick. There'* tons of torque and it pulls great (for a Grand Am, essentially). I was impressed for the 1,300 miles we put on that car.
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My daughter has the 3.5 in her G6. I was duly impressed with the overall car including the driving response and power. It'* no SCed SSEi, but then you knew that.
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i drove it and it was peppy and loads of tq
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Last night I helped pull that motor out of an intrigue...

Overall they are very durable and seem to hold up well.
Thats a 3.5 Twin Cam( 6 cylinder version of a Northstar called the Shortstar )

The 3500 is the Chevt Pushrod V6

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