Talk of a facelift for the GTV/Spider,next year got me thinking of what I would change,on the GTV and Spider
1)Leave the exterior,save for clear indicators,and make 17" wheels standard on all models.
2)Leave the interior design much the same,but improve quality of the plastics and switchgear.
Make more room for storage,and redesign the steering wheel.Needs to be smaller and less bulky.Give the seats more lateral support and improve the adjustment.
3)Tighten up the build quality and lose some of the creaks.Stiffen up the Spider to lose some of the scuttle shake.
4)Put the internal boot release somewhere more accesible.Make the boot unlock with the central locking.
5)Change the central door locking so that there is a definite clunk when the car is locked,so you know it is definitely locked!
6) Stick the Bose stereo,amp and decent speakers out of the 147 in it.Maybe the Connect Sat Nav too.Lose the external electric aerial.
7)Sort some of the electrical glitches.
8)Add a heated,glass window to the Spider.And maybe a hardtop.
9)Update the 2.0litre to JTS,the 3.0 litre to 3.2 GTA spec and maybe add the 2.5 V6as an option.
10)Tweak the suspension to smooth out the ride a little,(but not at the expense of the handling.)Lose or fix the problematic rear wishbone bushes.
And thats it.Can`t be too hard for Alfa to sort can it?