I understand the reasons behind your decission but would have to say that for everyday driving you cant beat the V6! I have two V6 75's at present, one with a Harvey Bailey kit and a 75 TS LE so have driven them back to back recently.
The V6 is just great for the noise and torque but when really pushing on hard the front does wash wide, you can feel its the weight up front causing it as well. However its nothing a bit of oversteer cant correct
. Suppose you have to ask yourself how many times you get to push on that hard compared to just cruising about between traffic jams.
The TS is possibly one of the best balanced RWD cars i have ever driven, and i have been lucky enough to drive quite alot of fast cas. The weigh is definately very well balanced and the TS engine is quite a powerful unit which likes to rev combined with the LSD. The car is great for low speed stunts and long powerslides through corners not just on the exit, inspiring confidence especially if your new to RWD.
If i was buying a car purely for track/sunday blasts where all out pace was the target then the TS with an LSD would be the weapon of choice due to the balance. Its the reason i run a 1981 Giulietta full house 2.0 on twin 45's for the rally car, better balance in all areas. However if i was to drive it in all conditions then wanted to blast down a road from time to time then the V6 wins hands down! The same arguement applies to the 164 but i've had a few and wouldnt even look unless it was a 24v Cloverleaf, not a 12v, its like a rocket for it size and handles very well if lowered on 18's.
I reckon the best compromise with be to turbo charged a TS with mild boost. Same power or more as the V6 but with the balance of the TS, you dont get the V6 growl but you get the turbo chatter instead, Turbo Delta anyone!! Alfa built it so the conversion details have already been refined.
Neejah, i would agree about the TVR. I had a 4.3 Chimeara which i loved more than any car i have ever owned, everything since has been slow and woolly. Had to sell it 3 years ago and STILL regret it. Love my Alfas but TVR is in the same bracket, cant wait to get another one day to park next to the Alfas (Sagaris and an Aston DBS if i win the lottery)