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GT V6 engine heat

Hi all,

I have just been for a test drive in a GT V6 (oh boy), which was - predictably - great.

A couple of things I'd like to check, though -

First, both front wings were very hot to the touch after a short (c5 mile) drive - do they really all do that like the nice salesman says?

Second, there seemed to be lots of small paint scratches on a very low mileage car (metallic black), especially on the driver's door sill. Is the paint unusually prone to scratching, or should I be suspicious of the claimed miles?

Please send me good reassuring answers so I can justify buying the thing tomorrow!

Thanks,

Matt
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Re: GT V6 engine heat

i certainly find my V6 GT to have FAR more heat from under the bonnet than my old 2.0L TS 4cyl 156. seems to be normal.

door sill - directly under the edge of the door - is NOT prone to stone chips in my experience. though it is prone to scuffing from shoes.

however, the area infront of the rear wheel IS prone to stone chips, though this is not peculiar to the GT. the panel flairs out subtley here, which i think contributes.

hopefully the car meets your needs and expectations. loving mine. 8)

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What Shiny said....
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Great, thanks. I'm off now to take the plunge!
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The V6 gets pretty hot - you will notice the fan on loudly most of the time (but especially with air con on).
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Definitely right about the wing inparticular getting hot. In the GTA the expansion tank for the radiator is housed there
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They do run hot but are hot, IYKWIM
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Just collected it - am extremely chuffed.
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nice. now we want a pic.

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Hi all,

I have just been for a test drive in a GT V6 (oh boy), which was - predictably - great.

A couple of things I'd like to check, though -

First, both front wings were very hot to the touch after a short (c5 mile) drive - do they really all do that like the nice salesman says?

Second, there seemed to be lots of small paint scratches on a very low mileage car (metallic black), especially on the driver's door sill. Is the paint unusually prone to scratching, or should I be suspicious of the claimed miles?

Please send me good reassuring answers so I can justify buying the thing tomorrow!

Thanks,

Matt
The hotter that engines run (to a degree [no pun intended]), especially for modern cars, are a good thing.
 
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