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Why does everyone now call the VN-VR 3800 V6 a 'Buick' at every instance?
What do you a ground on a vehicle, Earth ? Because technically a vehicle doesn't have an Earth , an Earth is for building electrical and serves a different purpose......... Yet 90% of people call a ground an Earth....
 

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What do you a ground on a vehicle, Earth ? Because technically a vehicle doesn't have an Earth , an Earth is for building electrical and serves a different purpose......... Yet 90% of people call a ground an Earth....
Right for us and the Brits , when I talk to people on US forums I have to be careful- to them Earth is the third planet out from the sun.
 

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What do call it?
Well, it's a GM product, technically referred to as a BOC (Buick Oldsmobile Cadillac) V6, but used around the world.

Calling it a Buick is like calling the 6.0 in my SS a Chev.

Just call it a Commodore V6 -series, series 2 (then Ecotec).

Whit irks me most is the Buick thing is new -no one ever used to call them that when these things were around in big numbers.
 

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Whit irks me most is the Buick thing is new -no one ever used to call them that when these things were around in big numbers.
How new? Just before the V6 came out in the late 80s everyone I knew were calling it a Buick and then after they rolled off the line plenty were calling it a Buick V6, even references on TV and radio were calling it the Buick engine.
 

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How new? Just before the V6 came out in the late 80s everyone I knew were calling it a Buick and then after they rolled off the line plenty were calling it a Buick V6, even references on TV and radio were calling it the Buick engine.
Really? I obsessed over Commodore in the late 80s and 90s, read Motor and Wheels religiously to do with anything about VN-onwards and even saved up $11,500 to buy my first car, a 1989 5-speed VN exec. Never heard it or saw it written as Buick. "American-derived" 'GM V6" BOC V6 was pretty common.

Just call it a Commodore V6.

VN V6 ad:

VP V6 ad:
 

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Really?
Just call it a Commodore V6.
It wasn't the sales ads that I remember it being referred to it as a Buick, it was commentators. It was the big news at the time. Obviously where you lived it wasn't referred to as a Buick V6. I grew up in a small town of less than 1000 people but all the town folk I associated with referred to it as a Buick V6. My mates mum bought one and we all knew it as the new Buick engine Commodore. I wanted one but at 17 years old a new car was not something I could afford on my $120 a week bakery wage. I remember as a 17 year old who drove old HX's and Torana's, mates and I thought the new V6 Commodore was the bees knees...... Now 30 years on we all know they weren't that good.
 
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