Re: Alfa 166 Opinions
I drove a 3 litre W reg yesterday with 70000 on the clock. I must say I found it slightly disappointing compared to my 166 TS. The acceleration, especially lower down where it matters to me, was not that much better, until higher up the rev counter. The higher top speed is academic to me, 100 mph is more than enough. The TS does that comfortably. However, the real disappointment was in the handling. The TS is sharper and the steering lighter and more positive than the 3 litre. Although I drove the six for only about 30 minutes, doing a few roundabouts on the A40 gave me the impression that the TS's roadholding was slightly superior. Speaking to a couple of Alfa service wallahs they told me the 3 litre was a scale or two higher in the expenses league. Fuel consumption, insurance, maintenance and service bills etc. I don't want to put anyone off, but this is my personal experience for what its worth.