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Nissan V6 or Honda v6?

jonwhuntjonwhunt Member Posts: 1
I'm currently building a car that I plan to drive daily AND enter into car shows and magazines. I hate the engine that comes standard in the vehicle so I plan to do an engine swap. I was planning to buy a Nissan v6 engine because I love its torque at lower rpm's. However I read where people were having problems with the 2.5 Nissan engine. How are the 3.5 Nissan v6's holding up? Would it be safer to go with the Honda v6 even though it doesn't have the low end torque that the Nissan has? I plan to add a turbo to the engine as well, which engine would you guys advise me to get based off that? I test drove a 09 Accord Coupe with the v6 and it just didn't have the power that the Nissan Altima coupe had... or it didn't seem to at least.

Anyone know if a Mazda 6 speed automatic transmission with sport shift can be used with either of these engines? I don't like the CVT transmission that Nissan uses and the Honda transmission is just boring. The only thing I don't like about the Mazda transmission/engine combo is how when you let off the accelerator it feels like you downshift, like the car is fighting against the engine or something. I'm use to driving my Grand Am GT and when i let off the gas I just coast, is there a way to achieve that using the Mazda transmission?

Guess I should let you guys know what I'm trying to do so you can answer me better lol. I have a Mazda RX-8 that I want to do an engine swap on.. and since its a 2004 I also want to swap transmissions because it has a 4 speed automatic, I want a 6 speed auto with sport shift. I'm hoping to find a way to put a better (more reliable, more fuel efficient, more powerful) engine in it. I would also love to find out if I can tweak the steering a little because this RX-8 is TOUGH to steer lol. I love the super smooth steering of my Grand Am GT and would like the steering in the RX-8 to be similiar. Any suggestions?


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    dajanidajani Member Posts: 10
    Nissan makes altima V6 SE with 6spd manual transmission too. it is just not easy to find at the dealerships. test drive the infiniti G37 with 7 speed AT or with a manual transmission, u will love it. I drove both the 2009 Accord V6 and the Altima V6 SE. I purchased the Altima V6 SE a month ago. CVT transmission is okay, but i prefer a 6spd or 7spd AT transmission.
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    dajanidajani Member Posts: 10
    It is easier to find at the Nissan dealearships a 2009 Altima V6 Coupe with 6spd manual transmission than an Altima V6 SE Sedan with a manual transmission.
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    rondholrondhol Member Posts: 32
    V6 Honda accord and Acura TL have big number of transmission failures since 1996 until now. The worst is 2003 http://www.carcomplaints.com/Honda/Accord/2003/transmission/index.shtml
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    fred_martinfred_martin Member Posts: 3
    Guys, everybody chooses the best variants for themselves ) I adore my Nissan Patrol, and don't plan to change it!
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