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Old 08-15-2005, 09:00 AM   #21
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Default Re: 2007 Outlook Powertrain Options

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I dont get it,with fuel prices now near $3.00 a gallon (latest figure as of 8/12 was $66.00 a barrel) how can the public even think of buying a V8 or large V6 engine in a new vehicle.I realize that some of the whealthy folks could care less how much a gallon of fuel cost, but most of those people are not driving Saturns.In New York you can have your pick any used Explorer,Jimmy,or other larger SUV you want. For Sale signs are everywhere on these vehicles.Sadly I dont think by October we are going to be back at $1.75 a gallon prices.Im concerned this thing is here to stay and 2007 dates for fuel saving vehicles seems just to far away for me.
For some of us it is hard to fathom, but to those that have them and love them, they could probably care less what it cost to put gas in the truck. Sad thing is that if everyone stopped driving these things because of their 'image' and realized what it costs to use one, maybe they would get rid of them. Oh what am I thinking.

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Old 08-15-2005, 09:16 AM   #22
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That will hold true as long as those dopes keep buying them. $2.50 cent/gal gas might wise up a few of them.

I highly doubt it. If they can fork over $40K+ to buy one, they can probably afford the gas for it.

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Old 08-15-2005, 09:24 AM   #23
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Default Re: 2007 Outlook Powertrain Options

I don't think the Outlook will have the 5.3L, but there will be a V8...

AH-HA, be careful with the term "better"...

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Old 08-15-2005, 09:33 AM   #24
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Forget the 5.3L, these sophisticated new SUVs derserve and will get something better.
Are you refering to the GMT 900 or Lambda, or both?

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Old 08-16-2005, 08:47 PM   #25
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5.3L DOD can be 300 plus HP and get 26-28 MPG highway

Who thinks this is a bad idea? please re-think

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Old 08-17-2005, 03:05 AM   #26
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Yeah! I Heard They Were Getting A V8 In 1 Of There 2007 Model SATURN WOW SATURN's First V8 Engine.

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Old 08-17-2005, 06:57 AM   #27
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5.3L DOD can be 300 plus HP and get 26-28 MPG highway

Who thinks this is a bad idea? please re-think
Not a bad idea at all, but like AH-HA said. They are getting something much smoother than that.

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Old 08-17-2005, 08:15 AM   #28
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I dont get it,with fuel prices now near $3.00 a gallon (latest figure as of 8/12 was $66.00 a barrel) how can the public even think of buying a V8 or large V6 engine in a new vehicle.
Because a vehicle that large will get the same or similar fuel mileage regardless of engine. Some people need or want a large vehicle and a too small engine can either be annoying or dangerous.

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Old 08-17-2005, 08:22 AM   #29
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Forget the 5.3L, these sophisticated new SUVs derserve and will get something better.
There is nothing better. The SB GM V8 is the best car motor ever produced.

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Old 08-20-2005, 10:56 PM   #30
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IIRC, the Aura will also have the 3.6L engine and the 6-speed automatic (co-developed with FORD, mind you). A hybrid option would be nice for those who need 6 or 7 seats, serious towing capacity, and still want to hug a tree now and then.

This Outlook probably won't be THAT much lighter than a Trailblazer, but with an updated, "better" engine, especially w/ DoD, mated to the 6-speed auto, it could probably get mid 20's in mileage, which is pretty respectable for a vehicle of that size.

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Old 08-20-2005, 11:28 PM   #31
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Because a vehicle that large will get the same or similar fuel mileage regardless of engine. Some people need or want a large vehicle and a too small engine can either be annoying or dangerous.
Your two posts are right on the money.
No better engine made. Just look at the Impala where the V8 blows in 50 hp and additional torque with the gas mileage of the 3.9L. Throw direct injection, lean burn combustion and weak/strong hybrid and you're gonna get fantastic mileage - in an engine correctly sized for this type of vehicle, as you pointed out.

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Old 08-22-2005, 10:58 AM   #32
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"Nobody EVER went broke UNDERestimating the American public." quote from a famous American

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