Re: 1.8T vs. VR6??? pros and cons (surfcity21)
Aww..c'mon! Don't axe another 16v GTi! Those things are getting rare! Find a cheap 1.8 digifant Golf/Jetta, and do that. Please Please Please!
With that said, VR6s are relatively easy to come by. I chose that for my swap, mainly due to the fact that I knew I wasn't planning on turboing it, or doing anything MAJOR after the swap. I just wanted a fast, normally aspirated car, without a bunch of plumbing in the the engine compartment, Hence, my A2 received the VR6.
The 1.8T is somewhat cheaper to upgrade, and is prolly a bit lighter, but I can't remember how much. There is some more work involved with pulley clearances, if I remember Scooterman/Montana Green Machine's project. If I had the website for it, I'd put it here, but I can't remember. If you want a fast, reliable, out-of-the-box car, I'd say the VR6 is great, but the 1.8T may be the ticket if some upgrading is in your future. You know the old saying, though...Speed costs $$$, how fast you wanna go??