Thoughts on facelifted 166??
Whilst we are on about facelifts, what do people think about the 166 facelift?
I think the old 166 looks terrific apart from the "sad" front but now it has more road presence, especially if seen in a rear view mirror! The back and sides are v sexy I think.
But...I've seen a few 166s with body kits and different alloys - what a transformation. I'm desperate for a 166 but my 156 is just too reliable and that's the bit I'm finding hard to justify when looking at changing right now. Hopefully the depreciation on new 166s will be rocket powered as well.
The prices of 166s vary a lot as well. e.g There is a basic 2.5 V6 166, 51 plate @28,000 miles for £8,500 which is a lot of car for a little money. Could always add wheels and spoiler to it. The other extreme is a full body kit + alloys 2.5 V6 @36,000 miles on a 52 plate for .....£17,000 and it doesn't have all the toys either 'cept leather.
I've had a drive of a V6 and a Twin Spark (Lusso, leather etc. £13,500, delivery mileage, reg Oct 03 53 plate) but whilst the 2.0 litre is very smooth to drive, it feels underpowered. I can't see the point of dropping the 2.5 V6 and retaining the 3.0 V6 whilst having a 3.2 V6 at the top end, however I can see why the marketing people kept the 2.0
Oh yes - black leather interior is very gloomy and claustrophobic. Cream leather and chrome is like being in a conservatory!
Starting to ramble now, so I'll shut up..........