In my opinion, the V6 much more durable that the four. By 2002, most of
the nagging design problems (other than those inherent in the 2.4L four
cylinder engine) had already been worked out. The only thing I can
remember that's been a recurring problem is the power window regulators.
But that's only a small issue, and the new regulators are redesigned, so
they shouldn't fail prematurely.