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Join Date: Jul 2005
Re: Help me! 164 V6 vs 166V6
When I had was faced with the option of parking the 164 and buying a 166.... I bought a GTV TS instead!
I'm thinking 166 for the wife's car but for me a 166 would mean a step down unless I went to a 3.2 (230bhp vs 220) but I was also after fuel economy for daily use, hence my baby TS option.
The 166 does everything the 164 does but it does it better and it does it in more style. It's a newer car, it's more reliable than the 164, especially if comparing 24v engines where the 166 has an updated version of the 164's engine. If I was in your situation, I would probably go for the 166 but my particular 164, does not come close to a standard 166 IMHO.
164 V6 24v "Zender Alfa Sport"
Past glories: Sud 1.5ti, Alfetta GTV, GTV6, 33 1.5ti, 33 1.7ie, 164 3.0 V6, 164 3.0 V6, GTV 1.8TS, 156 1.6 TS, 159 2.4 JTDm QTronic.