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Join Date: Aug 2004
Re: View to an Alfa
Congrats on your "restructuring" :-)
The 156 V6 is a good car - the engine is arguably tougher / more reliable than the 2.0, tho ignore cambelts on either car at your peril...
Like all multi-valve engines, it starts to give of its best over 3000 revs, but is probably torquier at low revs than the 2.0, so a little more flexible - tho oddly enough come with a six speed rather than a 5-speed box....
The V6 sounds glorious when it starts to sing :-)
MPG - depends on your right foot, but typically around 30 for a 2.0, probably 25 for a V6....
Some say the V6 doesn't handle as well, because it nose-heavy...but the engine weight difference is pretty marginal...
Try both and see what you think :-)
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