well in my opinion any b series is reliable, thats one of the reasons why they are popular. if it were me i'd go with the b16, 160hp vs 142hp, but i believe the b16 has less torque, still more powerful overall
I've never been a fan of the B16. Back when my d16 had just bolt on's I used to walk 99-00 SI's all day,from a roll and a dig. Afterwords everyone would make me open the trunk and hood so they could check to see if I had a bottle or something hidden on the car.