<HTML><FONT FACE=arial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=2>Gosh, that's a tough one. Biggest factor in either case is how well was the
<BR>car taken care of BEFORE you bought it. Those of us to be 'lucky' enough to
<BR>have experienced both ends of that equation much prefer the 'taken care of
<BR>before I bought it' side. I really enjoyed, flogged and maintained my v8 and
<BR>she stayed with me with minimal expense for the 117k miles that I had her.
<BR>My 91 200q20v on the other hand has been much more needy :-(. Main bitches I
<BR>hear on the s4/6 side are tranny and clutch. On the v8 it's usually
<BR>'neglected before I got it' and on the 200q20v --well, everything seems to
<BR>be a real pain to get to...of course doing the steering rack twice this past
<BR>weekend was no fun (one of the rare times that the first replacement rack was
<BR>My v8 was heavy, predictable autobahn stormer. My 200 is more nimble, but
<BR>not as solid in feel...must be that 50+ lbs (guess) extra metal
<BR>Yes, I still miss my v8q, and Ill probably have to get my turbo rebuilt soon,
<BR>but the 200 really flies. Now for my hybrid idea: S4 motor in the v8q. Now
<BR>that would be fun :-)
<BR>'91 200q20v with a few mods...