yes. end of.
the interior is the same apart from the horrible steering wheel in the facelift and the lovely(not) cream dash which clashes like hell with the cream/grey leather seats in the facelift
as for the front end of the facelift, the grille is nice but the rest whilst more modern makes it look like any other eurobox out there.
in profile the lines have been ruined by the higher wings to meet the higher front end, personally i think in profile the front end of the f/l, from the A pillar forwards doesnt match the rear of the car, it looks like a cut and shut.
the only advantage the f/l has over the original is the uprated suspension and the 3.2 engine, but they are rare as hens teeth.
when my w reg 166 needs replacing i wont be going for another 166, the originals are getting a bit old and i just dont like black leather which would be my only option in a f/l to avoid that cream dash.
my options will probably be a 147 GTA(blue or orange seat inserts), 156 GTA SW(anything but black inserts), a 3.2 GT(cream or red leather), or if funds allow a 53,54 plate RS6 Avant.
can you tell i hate black leather