Torque, I agree with you. When I read a 'reputable' car website, I EXPECT it to have accurate information. Saying a car has a V6 when in fact it has an inline six is just plain innacurate - no matter what the underlying motive is. There is NO excuse.
In this case, I actually think that the author is just as uninformed as his intended audience. I have serious doubts that the auhor purposely used "v6" for the benefit of the uninformed masses. If you need to "dumb" things down, just say "6 cylinder models" insted of "V6" models. Don't say that a car has something that it does NOT. It erodes your credibility.
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