6i weighs more, get the 3s-same engine, the 3 will move quicker and handles better, IMO.
Yep, test driven the 3 and the 6-I happen to own a 6 b/c it came out first . Didn't know about the 3, don't know that I would have waited that much longer. Truthfully, I didn't test drive the 6i auto-seemed to slow, but numerous 6i auto drivers claim that it works for them.margomaps said:While I can't vouch for the 3 moving or handling better than the 6, I wouldn't be at all surprised. I've been in an auto 6i, and from the passenger seat it felt like a dog compared to even the 3i with a 5-speed. Since the 3s has the same engine as the 6i but weighs less, I'd think the 3 would be a bit quicker.csweeney said:6i weighs more, get the 3s-same engine, the 3 will move quicker and handles better, IMO.
I was enamored with the 6 until the 3 came out...and suddenly the 6 doesn't really do much for me anymore. Very nice car, but the 3 just seems...prettier to me somehow.
I guess they are somewhat similar cars, and you'll have to buy the one that drives better. You have test-driven 'em both, haven't you? If you drive them both and come away thinking they're equal, then go for the 3 as it will likely have cheaper insurance and better fuel economy.
I think you mean bigger turning radius than the 3. From what I've heard from other members on the 6 board the turning radius was compromised by the handling. In other words, to get the handling that the 6 has, the turning radius became larger. I don't know much about the 6i, I have a 6s, but I would think this was the same regardless of how many cylinders it has. As for stability on turns-this could have been a result of the loaner 6 not having the 17" wheels, and the possiblity that you aren't used to driving a car a little bigger than the 3. It took me some time to get used to, and that's coming from a 626.nerf said:Well, I just finalized on my 3 friday, but it's in the shop getting the leather installed right now, and the loaner car they gave me is a 6i. I don't like it Suprisingly enough it doesn't seem to handle as well, seems a bit less stable on turns, and has a much smaller turning radius than the 3