[V8] Well, it's spring....

Tony and Lillie tonyandlillie1 at earthlink.net
Sat Apr 19 06:35:32 PDT 2008

> Roger Woodbury wrote:
>> So, help me out here.  Recite for me please all of the reasons why the 
>> late
>> model cars are superior to the early (3.6) cars.  I have had both, but 
>> can't
>> for the life of me remember any REAL difference, aside from the cosmetic.
> Bastian Homburg had a nice write-up.  But for you, Roger, given what I 
> know
> about you from your posts, my guess is "no reason".  You like the V8 for 
> its
> ability to handle Maine back roads in any weather. You are not into 
> stoplight
> drags. It seems to me a 3.6L will take you serenely down that road.  As 
> long
> as the AC works (and has been converted to R134a), the upgrade to the 4.2L
> doesn't get *you* anything.  Someone who wants the extra power/torque when
> pulling away from a toll booth may "need" the 4.2, but I suspect you are 
> not
> one of those.  For you, a pristine 3.6L may be the better car than a 4.2L
> with too many miles, and a little too worn.

There are two things that stand out. First, Bastian, the sport seats that 
you are talking about in the later cars........we didn't get them here. The 
4.2 cars came with the connely seats only. Second, the glove box on the 4.2 
cars is pathetic. I don't know if that can be directly changed with one from 
the early cars. however, if I had one, I'd find out.

For me the standout difference is the climate control. If you aren't an 
*Auto* sort of guy (I'm not) then the adjustability of the later system is a 
big advantage. If you mostly leave the CC on auto anyhow, there's really not 
a big difference between them.

Tony Hoffman 

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