<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by macp:
<strong>Welcome to the forum Sinisa
Ok bone of contention here the 2.0 and the V6 both have their strengths and weaknesses.The 2.0 is light uses less fuel sounds lovely and is a little less to insure.The V6 uses more fuel (19-25mpg)is heavier and costs more to insure but the sound and feel of the engine is
intoxicating.Drive them both and you will see what I mean.Believe me I agonised over this one but in the end I opted for the V6 because if I had bought a 2.0 I would have always wished I had bought a V6.Flish will bear me out here as we both have been looking for a V6 for some time, but unless you are prepared to spend at least £7k you will find it difficult to buy a nice one.There are cars for £4-£5k but my advice would be to stay away.A nice 2.0 will set you back around £6k.Final piece of advice if you are worried about fuel consumption buy a JTD. wink
Almost forgot the sport suspension really comes into its own on the open road but it is firm around town.I love it myself its a trade off you see you cant have both.One thing you have to remember is the Sportrack steering which is I think 2 turns lock to lock.Remember this in tight spaces but brill on the road.
</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Thanks for the warm welcome.
I drove the 156 back in late 1997, when I got the chance to test drive it. Since then I was behind the wheel of an 1.8 ts, 2.0 ts and 2.0 selespeed.
I posted my question here, mainly because I want to hear some real answers to the facts that bother me.
I have no problems about the costs of insurance because I have saved all my insurance bonuses to put them on the 156, so that's not bothering me.
I have read many things about the fuel consumption of 2.5 v6, and I wanted just to get the real data from you.
Of course, I'm not worried about the consumption, because my current car, in the city, consumes a little less than your v6.
I want to buy 156 with a 2.5 V6 motor.
but I'm not sure whether I will be able to find the right one, since I live in a country with no consumer protections and in a place where many cars which cannot be sold in the EU, end up.
The money limit is around £9k, and I want to be sure to spend the money right.
I was thinking the same when I compared 2.0 and 2.5.... if I choose the 2.0, in a long term, I wont be satisfied.... because i want the 2.5, and I don't want to settle for less.
One more thing, last time when I was buying the car in Germany, they tricked me and, two months later, the engine failed. This time, I have taken ALL measures to be sure the same thing doesn't happen again.
once again, thanks