Worth upgrading to a facelifted 146?
When I bought my 1996 146ti the 1999 (V reg) onwards facelifted 146s seemed pricey in comparison to the earlier models, and still I've seen a few of the very last up for £5,995. However for a moderate £3,000 the later ones are becoming more affordable. What I love about them is their rarity, the 146 is a rare car in itself but the later ones really are a treat. I saw one yesterday, a W plate 2.0 ti in Rosso Red, and with the all-colour coded bumpers and 5 hole alloys it really looked quite stunning, kinda resembled a miniature saloon Ferrari.
So anyway I've decided I want one, they really look the part and I felt quite inferior in my "old" 146 when I saw this one drive by. I've been looking at the various newer colours available too- some really pleasant metallic ones- did you know they did gold?! I'd go for cream leather too.
Any facelifted-146 owners care to comment? Is it worth the extra outlay? What's the extra 5bhp like on the 2.0 ti?