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The engine is sublime in so far as the pickup, sound and flexibility. It will accelerate with ease and is a thing of beauty.
That said, I do miss the handling characteristics of the 2.0 which could be thrown into corners and on a twisty B road it was a joy and kicks the V6 into touch.
Fuel; well it likes a drink but it's worth the extra cost and to be honest it isn't that much more when driven as a second car but on a long journey I would chose something else to drive if it wasn't a show.
Running costs; early days yet, in my experience it's the rest of the car that needs expenditure rather than the engine; suspension, cv joints, brakes and tyres. Both engines are strong but plugs are half the price in a V6 and cambelts slightly cheaper due to 4-5 year change rather than 3 in the 2.0. Insurance was £60 more for me.
Verdict - I have a big soft spot for the 2.0 as have had a Twinny since 2004 now but the V6 is one of the all time great engines and something to experience whilst you can.