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Re: 944t

>the other rule of thumb is that 2.0 liters is the cut off point for
>acceptable levels of buzz. (which is why the unbalanced 2.4 pickup truck
>engine that nissan uses in the 240sx is so unacceptable for something they
>are trying to market as a "sports" car.  how dumb the masses are) anything
>smaller than that one can absorb with soft engine mounts.  the smaller
>honda 4's are smoother than many 5 and 6 cylinder engines, not because of
>good concept but because of good engineering. 

Another example of why BIG fours are a bad idea is the 2.4/2.5 liter chrysler 4.
I had one of these in a rental car for a few days.  It actually had a
satisfying amount
of get up and go for a cheap rental car, but the vibration made the whole
car seem
much cheaper than it would have otherwise.  These engines have a great
for durability, but even so, I don't think I would want to live with one for
any length of
Jason Douglas
MTS Dept G057                        
MITRE Corporation