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#1 of 3 When is Spectra getting World engine?
Apr 04, 2008 (3:57 pm)
I was at a KIA dealer the other day looking at a Spectra5 and was disappointed to see a plastic timing cover which means it has a timing belt which means it is the older cast iron engine (correct me if I'm wrong here). I'm not in need of a car right now, but I like to play the "what would I buy if something seriously bad happened to my car today" game. My current ride is a Pontiac Vibe and the Spectra5 seems very similar. I think the Optima may already have the new 2.4 (all aluminum with timing chain) engine. Anyone know when Spectras are getting the 2.0 version????
#2 of 3 Re: When is Spectra getting World engine? [hal9001]
Apr 13, 2008 (9:02 pm)
They already did back in 2004.5. The Beta II engine will outrun the Vibe.
#3 of 3 Re: When is Spectra getting World engine? [jcj8008]
Apr 13, 2008 (9:46 pm)
But I clearly saw a plastic timing belt cover, and the world engines all have timing chains which use cast aluminum covers (I was a mechanic for 15 years,so I know what I'm talking about here)