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Old 01-13-2011, 05:27 PM   #1
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Wards top 10 Engines of 2010

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ward%27s_10_Best_Engines


Correction.. 2011.. Anyways..

Fords' Coyote 5.0L and GMs 1.4L TP Hybrid..

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Old 01-13-2011, 05:38 PM   #2
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Old 01-13-2011, 05:46 PM   #3
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Yep missed that one..
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Old 01-13-2011, 08:42 PM   #4
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I cant believe the new aluminum 2011 GT500 engine with its plasma-transferred wire arc cylinder liner's didn't make the list. It's an all new casting with all sorts of different parts, unlike the old cast iron truck block that was under the hood before. Oh well its just a list.

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Old 01-13-2011, 10:55 PM   #5
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In an early post some months back I was verbally castigated because I stated I drove a VW Beetle Turbo Diesel. The OP stated I would hate the car when I had to repair it and it was essentially a POS!

Lets do a recap shall we... my 2004 Turbo Beetle Diesel/5 Speed Manual, now has 145,000 miles. Never been touched. Synthetic engine oil changed religously at 3500 miles. Commuting a minimum of 120 miles per day X4 days week. Stop and go traffic and then the other extreme 65+++ (aka 80) depending on day and time.

The car shifts like a dream, original clutch disk, brake pads (4 disk) replaced at 100K miles with 50% left! I am 1/2 way through my second set of tires at 145K miles with still plenty of tread. And here is the clincher... I have been tracking diesel fuel use and the car CONSISTENTLY gets 47 MPG with the A/C or A/C defroster on. I paid HALF for the Beetle of what I paid for my new Orange Krate. Orange Krate is a special occasions driver and sits pretty in the garage waiting for fair weather and good times. Orange Krate is LUCKY to get 18 MPG.

My point is... the money I spend (or don't spend) on "Kermit" (yes he is Cyber Green) goes towards the goodies for Orange Krate.

Thanks poster for bringing the VW Turbo diesel up on radar and to the head of the class in this report. I really wish they made a Camaro with a TDI engine. You all might be surprised at what a 6.0L TDI would do in a car like this. It would plant you in the seat, haul a$$ and get good fuel range. I know it will never happen, nor should it, but it would be interesting.
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Since this list doesn't have anything to do with the Camaro, I've moved it from Chevy Camaro vs ... to General Automotive
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:05 AM   #7
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I cant believe the new aluminum 2011 GT500 engine with its plasma-transferred wire arc cylinder liner's didn't make the list. It's an all new casting with all sorts of different parts, unlike the old cast iron truck block that was under the hood before. Oh well its just a list.

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i believe the GT500 engine is too limited (units produced) and maybe too expensive. I forget what the exact criteria is for the Wards top 10 engines but they take a lot of different things into account like average repairs and such. Im happy to see the 5.0 made it already!
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Zee Germans always holding on to the top spots! To the guy who posted about the turbo VW - may have been more to do with the fact that it was a Beetle. Probably not a lot of Beetle lovers in this crowd LOL

In your defense, my fleet vehicle is an A3 TDI with a 6-speed DCT and I love it. It's fun as hell around town and still gets 45MPG on the interstate. If only it had Quattro...
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Zee Germans always holding on to the top spots!
It's going to be hard to beat the Germans in an alphabetical list....
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i believe the GT500 engine is too limited (units produced) and maybe too expensive. I forget what the exact criteria is for the Wards top 10 engines but they take a lot of different things into account like average repairs and such. Im happy to see the 5.0 made it already!
exactly - the article states explicitly "regular production vehicles" whereas the GT500 is a "limited production vehicle".
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