These are the 10 six-cylinder used cars that may turn out to be one of the worst nightmares. They may have engine failures or transmission issues, or other issues.
While the V8s have always been popular for their powerful performance, the six-cylinder cars are also decently powerful. Modern-day sports cars have become decently powerful with their V6 engines. But like the V8 engined cars, the ones with six-cylinder can also be prone to engine failures and performance issues. Here are the top 10 six-cylinder cars you should avoid buying used.
10. 2005 Porsche 997
Seeing Porsche in this list is really surprising, even for us writing it. The Porsches are known for their athletic driving capabilities. And if you are thinking of buying one, then you should avoid the 2005 model year. The 2005 Porsche 997 was prone to engine misfires, and IMS bearing issues. It came with a 3.6-liter flat-six engine that made 325 hp.
9. Pontiac Fiero GT
The Fiero GT became popular for appearing in the Fast 9 movie. With a 2.8-liter V6 engine that made 142 hp, the Pontiac Fiero GT was a really good car. But it came prone to leaked weak frames, engine failures, and even a proclivity to catch on fire on some models.
8. 2010 Nissan 370Z
Just like every good car, every company had a bad model year for a car. Nissan had two such years with the Nissan 370Z from 2009 to 2010. It came with a 3.7-liter V6 engine that made 332 hp and can accelerate from 0-60 mph in under five seconds. The 370Z was capable to achieve a top speed of 155 mph. The car had complaints such as steering locking up and not starting up.
7. Aston Martin DB7
During its time from 1994 to 2004, Aston Martin sold over 7000 DB7. It is no doubt one of the most powerful and best-looking cars from the past. The Aston Martin DB7 rocked a 3.2-liter V6 engine handled by a manual transmission. The DB7 was very expensive to maintain with some parts compared to other cars.
6. 1999 Plymouth Prowler
With a 253 hp 3.5-liter V6 engine, the Plymouth Prowler was a very good car with a retro feel. While everybody hoped for a V10 or a V8 under the retro-themed hot rod, a less powerful V6 felt underwhelming. The Prowler was very expensive to maintain and had very poor handling.
5. 1997 Subaru SVX
The 1997 Subaru SVX was a good fun driving car that came with a robust and powerful engine. It came with a 3.3-liter V6 engine that made 230 hp. Butt the SVX had some major issues with transmission failure, wheel bearing failure, and brake rotor issues. Subaru SVX was a heavy car which contributed to the wheel bearing and rotor issues.
4. 1994 Ford Mustang V6
The Mustang you know now, had come through a very dark phase in the 90s. The company decided to enter the affordable car market and launched the cheaper Ford Mustang in the 90s to cater to its needs. it came with a 3.8-liter V6 that made 145 hp. But the transmission was laggy and rough and got worsened over time.
3. Hyundai Tiburon GT
The Hyundai Tiburon GT came with a 2.7-liter V6 engine that made 170 hp. But the car was so bad people avoided buying it new, so buying it used could be your worst decision. The car was prone to engine failures, had poor transmission, it was loud. The Tiburon GT was so bad that it was listed as America’s Deadliest car for several years.
2. DeLorean DMC
While we all are waiting for the new Delorean EV, the old Delorean DMC is still considered a pioneer in terms of design. It came with a 2.8-liter V6 engine that made 130 hp. You will be thankful if you didn’t buy the old car as it had poor handling and had any driving issues. It is good that we all remember it as what it was made for the Back To Future franchise.
1. 1994 Ford Probe
The Ford Probe was a good car that came with popup headlights, good design, and really good interiors for the price. It featured a 2.5-liter V6 engine that made 164 hp. Apart from the good design, the car was let down by its electrical failures, lack of power, and sometimes even caused fires. Ford really killed the by a poor marketing campaign.
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