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I, for one, think pretty lowly of the VR6. Everybody rants and raves -
what the heck is the big whoppin' deal?!!! It's a BORING motor. You
talk about sweet sounds, I drove a '95 Passat GLX and hardly heard
anything (maybe that's 'cause of me being used the truly angelic sound
of my I5 w/Glasspak!). The VR6 has ABSOLUTELY NO TORQUE. I was far more
impressed with the BMW 318 (yes, read 1.8 litre 4 banger). Jeez, how can
you even compare the VR6 in the same sentence with the 2.5 Bimmer?!! I
love VW/Audi as much as most on this list, more than some. But I'd have
to say that the VR6 SUCKS in the Passat. I'm sure it's a good motor for
the Corrado. But give me a 2.226 I5 for the Passat, the A4. Heck, you
(eliot, I think) talk about wanting the VR6 for any car under 3000lb.
Get a clue - that's perfect territory for the ole I5. You want
character, torque, power - it's hard to outdo the I5 for all this AND
And what's the deal with all the WUSSES out there that want a quiet
motor?!! Heck, I turn the radio off to hear my motor very often.
And what exactly is a "silky smooth" motor? Call me ignorant I guess
(or at least broke). I've never driven one of these "smooth" motors
that everyone talks about. I, personally, want a motor that's mean and
quick and grunts. Maybe I'm just too young? I wonder how many race car
drivers complain that their engine isn't quite smooth enough. I think
you smooth folks need to start paying yen for your cars. Maybe I just
need to be converted to smoothdom by driving a 540i?
Just figured I'd share my opinion, seeing how everyone else has.
Jeremy R. King
1986 VW Quantum GL5
Audi at Heart
On Tue, 14 Nov 1995, Eliot Lim wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Nov 1995 PDQSHIP@aol.com wrote:
> > golf...... In replacing the four it did a great job, as a 6 against other
> > 6's it isn't as big a success.
> so what do you mean by "success"? who else besides yourself thinks lowly
> of the VR6?