Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Aussie in Sweden
Personally I think the facelift makes the car look like it has a massive under-bite and made a beautiful car look horrific. Its like when you see a woman with a rocking body and then you see her face and notice she's missing half her teeth and has a lazy eye.....it just doesn't suit the rest of the body. Its the same with the phase 3 GTV. The grille is just out of proportion and clashes with the rest of the styling.
Fetta said it looks modern, and it certainly does align with the current grille designs Alfa are using. But when you're using it on an almost 20 year old design......it just looks like a Frankenstein of mismatching design philosophies.
2000 Alfa 156 Sportwagon 2.0 TS CF3
2002 Alfa GTV 2.0 TS CF3
1983 Porsche 944