For me there is one thing that's wrong with the design of 166:
the distance between the nose and the front wheels is huge (i suppose there's an exact term for this measure, but i don't know/remember it, maybe someone could advice me?). It makes the car look a bit like having a too big "carrosserie" installed on top of a small wheelbase. The same problem is actually also present in 156
Even with that flaw - I like the 166! Designwise it comes next right after the 156
Unfortunately Alfa has a tendency to create beautiful car designs and then step by step, year by year, to destroy the originally beautiful objects. I hope this will not happen to current range (for me 156/147 GTAs might be the first steps to that direction). To make my point clear, remember:
- 105 series spider. By the end of the 80s the car was destroyed with plastic and rubber parts badly glued all over. Luckily the last model was once again much more pure and all plastic sills etc removed.
- Alfetta GTV. Originally a masterpiece, then (-83?) ruined by putting plastic sills and spoilers on it.
Maybe they are wiser these days?