All my experiences with the odd fire V-6 have been in mid 70's Century's and Regals and I hated them with a passion. Rough, underpowered and just really unpleasant in 4000 lb passenger car.. But I had an eye opening experience last summer when I went Jeeping with my buddy's posse in the Rockies. I borrowed his 66 CJ-6 with a 225, and that motor was absolutely perfect for off roading.. I drove a bunch of CJ-3s with flathead and OHV 4's, and CJ-5's with the 258 all back to back, and hands down the Buick was the best motor of the bunch, once I figured that out they couldnt pry me out of it.. It had the torque to turn the wheels on a grade without downshifting and losing momentum, the HP to make it the fastest of the bunch on level ground and the best exhaust note of all... It was a stock .030 rebuild 2 bbl motor, with no tricks or modding. It's all about finding the right application I guess, and Jeep mad a terrific decision when they bought the tooling...I have newfound respect for that motor.