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Old 04-23-2008, 05:07 PM   #1
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I persuaded a friend to check out saturns, given the reliability and low maintenance. She found http://phoenix.craigslist.org/car/653610494.html on craigslist. The price isn't too bad, 01 is good for AT, but.. it says it has a Toyota Corolla powertrain??

Anyone know what that's talking about?

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Old 04-23-2008, 05:39 PM   #2
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It is a terribly misinformed person. A guy at work the other asked me "isn't that a Honda, or Toyota engine in those things?" No, it's not. People see a OHC 4-cyl and assume Japanese.

I fired off an email to the seller informing them of the mistake and giving them a cliffnotes history lesson.

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Old 04-23-2008, 05:39 PM   #3
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Looks like a DOHC Saturn engine to me.

Maybe this person has a Geo/Chevy Prism on the lot for sale and mixed the ads up.

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Old 04-23-2008, 05:46 PM   #4
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okay.. So there's nothing like that honda v6 they had in the vue a while back.

That's good to know. And maybe worth getting a couple hundred off the price when i disprove that ad

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Old 04-23-2008, 05:49 PM   #5
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Maybe this person has a Geo/Chevy Prism on the lot for sale and mixed the ads up.
Right. The Prizm not only had a Corolla powertrain, but it WAS a Toyota Corolla, inside and out, top to bottom.

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Old 04-23-2008, 05:53 PM   #6
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Old 04-23-2008, 06:40 PM   #7
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People see a OHC 4-cyl and assume Japanese.
Yeah, like the VW 1.7 that went into the early Omnis, right? Or the 2.2 and its descendents, that have been in virtually every 4-cyl FWD Chrysler product built for the last QUARTER OF A CENTURY!

Re. the ad: Sticker on the airbox -- K&N drop-in? And what's with the cheapo aftermarket wheel covers? And "FULL POWER" is a complete lie - manual windows, and it looks like manual locks. No fog lights, and I don't see any Cruise Control buttons. Everything else that could be described as "power" is standard. Actually, for an SL2, it's pretty stripped down; the only "option" is the least desirable one - the autotragic.

I'd generally be leery of ads from someone who either (1) feels the need TO YELL or (2) can't figure out how to use her/his SHIFT key.

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Old 04-23-2008, 06:52 PM   #8
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Yeah, like the VW 1.7 that went into the early Omnis, right? Or the 2.2 and its descendents, that have been in virtually every 4-cyl FWD Chrysler product built for the last QUARTER OF A CENTURY!
Hey man, you're preaching to the choir. I've had a few Chrysler 2.2L engines and I know they're homegrown.

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look like spam to me....anything w/ 2950..is usually spam...and hes on crack anyway...

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Old 04-24-2008, 12:21 PM   #10
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Stay away from THAT car.

Try this one.

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/car/654425570.html

And they are plenty more where they come from...

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/search...k=3000&addTwo=

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