Aaaah MJ2K - you make some excellent points there actually, I do hear you. And I totally agree about the 3.0 compared to the 3.2. I've had both (in GTV's & a GT) and I felt underwhelmed by it in the GT to be honest. Like you say it just doesn't have the same responsiveness, verve, joie de vivre, rawness etc (I'll stop with the adjectives, you get the idea.....) as the 3.0 in the GTV which really disappointed me esp as it had more power and I fitted it with a Q2. I put this down to the extra weight, size & gearing of the GT - it is a much more substantial car. However in saying all that, I reckon the nature of the 3.2 suits the 166 more being a mile-munching saloon/ lazier & comfier steer than the GT.
And agreed, the 3.2 is by all accounts a more potentially troublesome unit than the 3.0 esp at these sorts of mileages & age, even Autolusso Penrith have told me that. So even though I do ideally prefer a 3.2 manual, you (and Mufasa) have got me thinking more now about a pre-FL 3.0 Super manual which is a far easier route than potentially going to Europe etc for a 3.2. And crucially like you so correctly say the 3.0 a darned sight cheaper on ALL levels. And RHD easier to find. I do prefer the looks of the facelift..... but you've got to compromise on some things.
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