Re: V6 engines vs. 4 cylinder turbo
After reading "less problems with the engine" part of your post, you'll need to go the V6 route. I got a fully loaded Mercury Milan (Ford Fusion) as a rental car - which is odd considering its a rental. 12 speaker sony system, all leather etc etc. I was hoping to get the 4 cyl 2.5L so I could have a comparison to my Mazda's 2.3 (though the Merc is heavier), however it came with the 3.0L V6 with 6 speed Selecspeed auto. It makes 240 hp and 223 tq. It doesn't sound like a whole lot....but the thing is this car FEELS a lot faster than the mazdaspeed3 for some reason! The brakes also feel much better and stronger as well. Using the selecspeed 6 speed auto, I could get going SO FAST and so quick, passing was TOO easy. To say the least I was very impressed. It was also smoother as V6s tend to be, and quieter. Isn't this 3.0 the same as the one in the previous mazda6?
Replacement for my stolen Audi S4. Just learning the ropes on this ride. Liking it so far!