Day: June 24, 2021

V6 engine cars going away: Automakers discontinue 6-cylinder cars

These days, there are fewer and fewer cars. And fewer and fewer hefty engines in them.

As automakers increasingly discontinue passenger cars in favor of SUVs and pickups, they’re also moving away from the once-standard six-cylinder engine, also known to many as the V6 because of its shape.

In its place is the formerly dreaded four-cylinder engine, which is shedding its previously sluggish reputation after incorporating new technologies that improve its performance while maintaining respectable fuel economy.

In fact, only one midsize car that isn’t a luxury model still comes with a V6 enginel – the Toyota Camry – according to auto industry data source J.D. Power.

If you want a V6 in a car, you’ll have to buy a premium model like a Mercedes-Benz, a large car like the Toyota Avalon or amuscle car like the Dodge Challenger.

But Forrest Jewel, who works in Oklahoma City, gets to

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Computer chip shortage plaguing car dealerships across tri-state area

TURNERSVILLE, New Jersey (WPVI) — A major computer chip shortage continues to plague the automotive industry.

The shortage is impacting many dealerships across the tri-state area due to the lack of new cars to show.

“Apparently, the chip shortage has really depleted our inventory,” said Antonio Guzman, sales manager at Prestige Subaru in Turnersville, N.J.

Guzman says the dealership gets between 60 to 80 new cars a month from the manufacturer. Now, it’s down to 20-40 cars a month.

It has forced him to do something they’ve never done before.

“I’m forced to put used cars in the showroom to fill it up,” said Guzman.

Because of the chip shortage, used cars have turned out to be a very hot commodity.

Some dealers have been offering thousands to buy them back from customers so they can have something to re-sell.

“They did offer my brother-in-law $10,000 more to buy his

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