Why was this engine not used in the Saturn Sky/Pontiac Solstice? The base model i4 is fucking gutless and this seems like it could easily have fit and 242hp and 232ft lb of torque would have been fantastic fun in a Sky/Solstice instead of the miserable 177hp and 173ft lb of torque in the base model, which uses a high-compression naturally-aspirated 2.5l LE5 that requires premium (!!!) and gets utter shit fuel economy. The LY7 gets better fuel economy in a goddamn Buick Rendezvous, imagine how it would do in the lithe little Sky!

Fuck’s sake, GM. Swing and a miss with anything not-Redline.

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