<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Patrick Bonnici:
<strong>i quite understand john's logic,
when you do own a car and actually spend some time in the car etc, you will have quite a different opionion of it.
i never quite liked the 166's front, but about a month ago i had the opportunity to wash my friend's 166. from that day on i started to really appreciate and understand what the 166 is all about. i started to love its looks, front, rear, everything!
so no, you cant really judge it by just seeing it a few times on the road...i guess you have to experience an alfa to really understand it, hence john's remark.
cheers</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Ok then explain this.
My very good friend hated and I mean hated the 156 until I bought mine and in the six months I have owned it he has looked at it more and more been driven around in it and now thinks it's gorgeous!
On the other hand I know two people with 166's I am a member of the Alfa Romeo owners club have seen and continue to see 166's on a regular basis
have hired one more than once, I love the luxury and the way it drives but just do not like the front end! your logic falls down here, no matter how much time or (washing) I spend with a 166 it will not change my mind, this does not mean I don't appreciate the 166 it means I'm not keen on the front end.
My opinion is just as valid as anybody else's no matter how much time I spend looking at it, it will remain the same