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Old 05-28-2003, 09:19 PM
yhliem yhliem is offline
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2.6 is a more comfortable car to drive with a silky smooth 6-cyl.

the 16v is, in essence, race-bred and it shows. the ride is a bit stiffer and the 4 cylinder, twin-cam, solid lifter engine is very buzzy.

it all comes down to what your preference is. the 16v is an edgier car in all respects but a blast to drive.

with a few judicious suspension and performance mods, the 2.6 could probably give the 16v quite a run for its money.

good ones 16vs DO exist. you just have to be patient in your search. check out for more W201 specific info.
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