V6 motors, V8 motors, now let's do 4 cylinders.
B6 Passat 3.6 & 4motion Resource Thread
Now: 2008 VW Passat 3.6 4motion Wagon, 2013 Fiat 500 Sport
Then: 1987 Volvo 745GLE, 1989 Volvo 740GL, 1994 Volvo 940T, 1995 Infiniti G20, 2000 VW Passat 1.8T, 2001 VW Jetta Wolfsburg Ed (x2), 2004 VW Golf TDI, 2006 Jetta TDI
On the other hand, the 2.Slow while agonizingly out of date is not a 'worst' engine due to how robust it is... slow yes, not great on fuel, but durable as hell.
Ford 2.3 HSC as found in Tempo/Topaz (also in 2.5 form for Taurus). The worst aspect of a lackluster car, they sounded terrible, were slow revving and lacking in power. Apparently, it was easier for Ford to chop a third of the Falcon's engine off rather than reconfigure the Pinto engine for transverse duty.
Makes the Chrysler 2.2/2.5 seem superior (which it was in comparison).
Weren't the early Quad Four engines troublesome and sounded like a meat grinder?
But they did deliver on the power and economy promises.
It's easy to make power from a four banger when you don't have to worry about introducing extra rotating mass to keep the mill from shaking itself to death.
The 190 hp 1990 Quad Four Beretta was a surplussing potent car (for the price back then).
They reduced the power on later years to try and help the terrible NVH levels.
Who cares how much power an engine makes at XXXX rpm if the engine acts like it is destroying itself when run there.
Last edited by BRealistic; 08-11-2012 at 07:15 PM.
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