It's a V6 and it drives really nice! It's not the flashiest thing, but it's a good reliable car - perfect for someone who wants a decent ride, but doesn't want to break the bank. Since it is an older car, it tends to make some funny noises. If that would be unnerving to you, I would probably look for a different vehicle. I do keep up on maintenance, and I feel comfortable vouching for the car's reliability despite the noises and few cosmetic issues.