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Were there any 5 sp Aleros ? Im getting ready to downsize, maybe.
 

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Yes, the Ectotech 2.2L I-4 could be had with a 5-speed manual. So could the earlier 2.4L Twin-Cam engine. The V6 can not be had with anything but a 4-speed auto. IMO, the Ecotech Alero with 5-speed, and the sport package is a pretty sweet ride. I wish you could get all the options, but keep the I-4 and 5-speed. It would be a fun, practical car. Plus, the I-4 seems like it would be put together better than the 3.4L V6. I never really liked that OHC 60-degree V6. My family has had a few cars with them, and they aren't that great. They seem to have a lot of leak issues and such. But that's all just opinion.

I like the Alero. It's not too big, not too small, looks sharp, has a nice interior, and it is cheap. I keep thinking how I could slot one into our lineup, but we have no need for one except as a beater for the Aurora (and that job is already filled by a 200SX). But they are neat cars.
 

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So the 2.4 was the decendant of the Quad 4 ? What year Aleros ?
Then the 2.2 ecotec is what kind of engine ? What years ?

I'm a 3.8 90* know it all and know little about any of the 4 cyl. engines. Im not very interested in the 60* family, its a Chevy to me.
 

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Yes, the 2.4 grew out of the Quad 4. It grew in displacement, and was toned down to be smoother. It's not as revvy and wild as the Quad 4 was.

The Ecotech is a global GM engine. It is pretty impressive IMO. They have good torque, economy, and reliability. Plus, they have a lot of performance potential. They showed up on the 2002 Alero. The 5-speed showed up in 2001.

http://media.gm.com/news/releases/011019ecotech.html
 

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Ecotec sounds pretty good really. I dont like the long stroke small bore but it really doesnt matter for a road car. So whats a 4 cylinder Alero weigh ? Thats probably the draw back. I think theres after market for the ecotec also.
 

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Originally posted by Aurora40@May 23 2004, 08:58 AM
Yes, the 2.4 grew out of the Quad 4. It grew in displacement, and was toned down to be smoother. It's not as revvy and wild as the Quad 4 was.

The Ecotech is a global GM engine. It is pretty impressive IMO. They have good torque, economy, and reliability. Plus, they have a lot of performance potential. They showed up on the 2002 Alero. The 5-speed showed up in 2001.

http://media.gm.com/news/releases/011019ecotech.html
A lot of people seem to underestimate the performance potential of the 2.4L. 2.3L W-41 heads are a direct bolt-on, increasing crank power output above 200hp.
 
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