First drive in a 147!!
Took my 156 Selespeed Veloce in for its service this morning and got a 147 1.6TS for the day.
What do I think? Well I know Iím comparing a base 147 against a higher sport spec 156 but here goes.
Well the plus points first.
I like the looks, interior build quality seems better than my late 2001 156, I like the seats and the ride quality, low end power was stronger than I expected.
What I didnít like.
On my 2.0TS the engine note changes at around 3500rpm into a raspy growl and the power picks up noticeably. The 1.6TS just became boomy with little rasp and no noticeable step up in power. Perhaps something to do with no variable intake on the 1.6?
Steering wheel felt to big, I donít know whether its bigger than the 156 just felt bigger.
Handling nice and balanced but a lot less sporty, less steering feel and not as crisp turn in as my 156 but this probably down to the 185/65x15 tyres fitted to the 147, I have 205/55x16 and sport pack suspension.
Gear lever has far to long a throw, needs a quick shift and a shorter lever.
I will have to try a 2.0TS with 16Ē or 17Ē wheels and see what I think of that.