I had a 23 VR6 SEL loaner for a few days the other week and I did not hate it. Reasonably nimble on its feet, smooth etc. I even got like 22 hand calc’d mpg on a highway trip which makes it more cost effective than my 27-28 hand calc Touareg running diesel.
The only thing I didn’t love was the perhaps overly sensitive throttle? You couldn’t keep a constant speed with your foot. You were either accelerating or decelerating.
But yeah I enjoyed it, and would totally get an exhaust if I ever owned one (which I won’t)
I already warned the wife I fully intend to build a Valved CBE for it if we end up in a VR6 Altas.
All the WOOKIE sounds