I resent that comment
Not aimed at V6 drivers you understand
In answer to your second question...
Took the V6 for a run down to Somerset and back today
She performed faultlessly following just a couple of tadettes of bother during the week.
The first was a small coolant leak from the transmission cooler outlet where it joins the rad. I noticed the hose was rock-hard and then found the top and botton hoses rock hard too
I was a tad worried but the fault was simple. It was the rad cap. It had stuck itself up and was not relieving presure. When I removed it, it was like opening a bottle of cola! The hose at the rad was the weakest point.
The other was a worrying weep of transmission oil from the LH driveshaft again. Just a tiny one
The journey to Somerset and back today shows both resolved. No coolant used and no weeps fromt he driveshaft seal (and for that matter nowhere else either
I also gave it a few beans as well, where I could. Gosh does it ever go when kicked-down to pass something
It's scary how fast it reaches 90 from 50
I found a brilliant fun piece of road today as well. The A303 looked chokkers so I diverted off at Sparkford (home of the BoL
), past the Haynes Motor Museum and up to Frome via Bruton on the A359.
It was deserted, scenic, full of twisty bits and ups and downs. A real pleasure to drive and a real "Activa" road 8)
I was staggered at just how well the V6 handles. Granted it rolls a bit compared to the Activa but it's sure footed and very poised.
If you are ever in that neck of the woods, look out for the A359 and find a reason to drive it. You won't regret it