So this is probably a very boring discussion that has been had countless
times before, and I do send out my apologies for cluttering up this section with more of my ill considered and inexperienced nonsense.
I am curious to know what the ownership of say, my 1.6TS would be against a 2.5V6 Busso engine.
With the TS being on what I would refer to as 'half normal mileage' intervals, and by this I refer to the 36,000 km intervals against the Busso V6 on 76,000km (perhaps a little less).
Now it sounds like nonsense to compare the two engines together, but I was wondering if the costs and relative sturdiness of the Busso engine means that it can be in some cases, as cheap to maintain as my CF3 1.6?
With my car going in for its young-life refit (36,000km) service, it got me thinking that against the 156 2.5 V6 on an older age, I have been somewhat of an idiot. I purchased my 1.6 TS (2007) because of its colour and interior; but I sadly, despite my broadly informed knowledge on the TS I do sometimes wonder if I may have been only fractionally
worse off with the 2.5 V6 compared to the 1.6TS I now own. This of course has nearly the same tax band as the 1.6 (£290 against my £265) because of its age.
It seems that in the world of GTAs and 3.8 tune-ups, the 2.5 V6 as been somewhat overshadowed in both consideration and merit, and as I tautologically mention, I wonder if I have indeed made the same error when considering only my 1.6 TS (let us for the sake of argument assume the 1.6 and 2.0TS suffer the same issues, perhaps with a few minor details).
So given various peoples' experiences with these engines, I do but wonder and launch an minor inquiry into the relative costs of owning these cars and contrasting them (I leave the 3.2 Busso out of this, as I am very much confident in there being a massive disparity between my 1.6 and this, no matter which way I look at it