^^^Wow, I guess you haven't read at all huh. It's not a "wanna be" 16v, he just swapped the 2.3 engine for a 2.6 when it blew.
yeah, that's what kills the deal. you can buy a 6cyl 190e 2.6 for a couple grand (or even less). what makes the 16valve 190's unique (and valuable) is the engine and the sportier body kit... in this case the engine's gone, so all that's left on the car in this case is the body kit... making it a wanna be.
if i'm not mistaken, the 2.3-16 makes like 180 hp and the 2.6 inline 6 makes only around 160 (i'm being generous here)... most people swap engines to make power. the previous owner in this case just did so to cut corners and save $$$... really makes you think about the rest of the car (that and the fact that he even managed to block the rock solid 4cyl in the first place).
plus the car has been lowered with H&R's, meaning the factory SLS (self leveling hydraulic rear suspension) has been scrapped (or it's a disaster waiting to happen if it has indeed been salvaged)
and I'm sorry to say this guys, but i constantly come across well maintained and unmolested 190e 2.3-16's selling for around $6-6.5K... Mint ones pop up occasionally for $7000-9000 (and we're talking about low mileage california cars in near show room condition in this case).
$6000 Canadian dollars - maybe (i haven't checked the exchange rates lately)
$6000 US dollars is way off
to the OP: I recommend you part this car... realistically you'll get more than the car is worth.
just the body kit, recaro seats and manual tranny will get you more than a few grand