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"Smooth" VR6

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?