AO Car Of The Year Winner 2015
Join Date: Dec 2003
5 months I was searching for a 156 GTA and I bought a 147 GTA. Basically because of the color combination I liked and full options. My problem is that now I have two 3-door 147s whatís a little unpractical, but I think I would go for 147 GTA again.
I have driven 156GTA as well and I find 156GTA a more balanced car. With the shorter wheelbase and other weight distribution a 147 is a little more nervous at heavy braking and in corners, itís a wilder car but I guess the 156 would be a tiny bit faster as the driver could take it further to the limit and still feel safe.
But the differences are so small and I find the cars identical to such an extent that I think you could decide on looks only, what you like more and what car can you find in better condition. If you really donít need the boot space and rear doors, decide on looks, you canít make a mistake. I prefer 156 as itís a saloon and I already have another 147 but I prefer 147GTA for seats, interior and style of front and rear bumper. Itís all about personal taste.
147GTA,Grigio Metallico,Imola leather, 3.75l conversion,F360 TB,ported heads,Balduzzi cams,GTV manifolds,EQ pipes,Supersprint silenced cat back,18" GT multispokes,KW V3,Galfer 6pot 355mm,Brembo sport rear, Blaupunk NewYork 800 + Focal
147 1.6TS, Nerro,Beige Interior,Galfer Extreme Brake kit,2,0TS intake manifold,Custom ex. manifold,200CPI cat,Supersprint silenced center + OO backbox,GTA spoiler,GTA side skirts,GTA headlights,Blaupunkt LA MP74 + Focal + MacAudio + Dynamat + HERZ subwoofer