Quote Originally Posted by dances_w_clouds View Post
In my mechanical days it was called a metal timing "chain" not a rubber belt as the newer ones have
Chain is "sporty".
Belts are quieter and are normally installed in normal cars as far as I know.
Chains are far more common in motorbike engines and probably in "sporty" engines.
Gear train is another "sporty" option. It would be too expensive and too noisy for a normal city car as far as I can remember.