[200q20v] Re: [V8] V8 and 200q20v difference

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Mon Feb 4 21:17:14 EST 2002

I drive both although the V8 principally is my wife's car and the 200q20v
is mine.  I consider the V8 a great cruiser,  but I miss the clutch and
gear choice options when I'm not on the expressway.   I know I could play
with the V8 shift lever, but the reported history of transmission problems
makes me hesitant to do so.  If I had a 5-speed (or the 6-speed) V8, I'm
sure I'd prefer that to the 200.  The 200 is a bit more "raw", and I'm old
enough to appreciate the cushiness of the V8.

At 02:06 AM 02/05/2002 +0100, Eyvind Spangen wrote:

>How big is the difference in driving a V8 and a 200q20v? I understand
>the turbo engine and manual transmission is different from V8 and
>automatic, but what about the driving characteristics, noise
>insulation, "feel" etc.?
>I want a 200q20v because the norwegian import tax on it is a lot lower
>than on a V8, mainly due to engine displacement..
>I have driven a '90 V8 a lot (I own one, but the import tax is not
>paid yet) and I'd like to hear something about the difference between
>200q20v and V8..
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