Well yaaar ... thing is.
The 4AGE 16v is a great motor, but for its time. Ofcourse it has more potential ... but availability is giving you problems na? But still ...
Are you buying a 16v because of the budget ? Or because you just like it ?
I gave my preference to 4EFTE due to budget.
If budget isnt the thing I would say Blacktop all the way ... the sound of 4 throttle bodies singing in harmony. Plus its downright more powerful, esp. since you are putting it in a Starlet.
Id love to swap one in a Sprinter 86 myself. My budget might JUST come into it next year ... if it does, Black sprinter with a blacktop inshallah
Yes I do realize that 4EFTE is an econo engine ... the 'F' tells that. Thing is ... 4EFTE is a strong motor and loves to boost. You can do 1bar+ easily on it with stock internals easily! It can easily go more too I guess. Good bang for buck ...
Hope im not making a fool of myself and talking sense