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With these new Collezione models, which do you think looks better, old (pre-facelift) or new (facelift)?
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Im guessing that the ones who like the older model are a> blind b>mad c> jealous cause they cant afford one
 
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The facelift, looks a lot sharper & more aggressive

Time to lock this thread me thinks

P.S. by girly I presume you meant aggressive
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The facelift 147 was marketed in France
as a girls' car.

I only ever see them driven by women
therefore by pure logic: Girls' car.

On the otherhand I had an ol' pre facelift
acero verde 2.0TS: Blokes' car.

Simple when you lay it all out logically.
 
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Im guessing that the ones who like the older model are a> blind b>mad c> jealous cause they cant afford one
d> male

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Re: 147 - Old or new

Both are nice but I'd go with the facelift, just as I would with the 156 & 166
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Both are nice but I'd go with the facelift, just as I would with the 156 & 166
Now here is a impartial non 147 owner who clearly has excellent taste
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Now here is a impartial non 147 owner who clearly has excellent taste
He's facelift biased. clearly.

(Although he's right about the 166)


Lets face it. A blokes' car needs a "hot" version:


Prefacelift: GTA
Facelift: Some Ducatti stickers just aren't fooling anyone.


 
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Re: 147 - Old or new

I like the face-lift but love the pe-face-lift cos I have one
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Im guessing that the ones who like the older model are a> blind b>mad c> jealous cause they cant afford one

You're sooo wrong!
I'll be buying one 147 for my wife (to join my 147) and guess what, we can get the first and the second... we just want the first!
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Re: 147 - Old or new

Mine is pre, but I would love the the face lifted one :aaANYWORD:
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Another man with excellent taste
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Re: 147 - Old or new

I bought a pre-facelift 147 because I preferred the looks & I still do. The new version isn't as sexy as the older one (in my opinion)
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I agree



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You're sooo wrong!
I'll be buying one 147 for my wife (to join my 147) and guess what, we can get the first and the second... we just want the first!
everyone to their own taste, considering you can pick up a pre facelift for peanuts it may suit some, still you cant beat progress
 
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The leather and seats are also much better on the new one
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The leather and seats are also much better on the new one
Never been inside a new one but from pics, the dash material looks inferior to the original.
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Re: 147 - Old or new

I personally think the pre-facelifted one bears more retro resemblence to the 2500 Villa d’Este...and hence i like more. Although the new one does tidy it in line with the new-look alfa face i suppose (yet still less aggressive compared to the Brera and 159 IMO)
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Re: 147 - Old or new

I like them both but as I owned a pre-facelift, I have to say that's the better looking one
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Re: 147 - Old or new

Neither. The 147 is, was and always will be a girl's car. FACT!!
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The facelift, looks a lot sharper & more aggressive

Time to lock this thread me thinks

P.S. by girly I presume you meant aggressive
Prsumably that is why it has it's 'skirt' up at the rear showing it's panties
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Not this old chestnut again.......
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Prsumably that is why it has it's 'skirt' up at the rear showing it's panties
Translation Please
Do you mean that the exhaust can be seen under the back bumper, this is the same on the old generation & The Next Generation cars
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everyone to their own taste, considering you can pick up a pre facelift for peanuts it may suit some, still you cant beat progress
One thing you're right, the progress should have give a better build quality to the "new" 147.
My 147 (build in 2002) has done 116kkms and I think it has done the best test ever... showing its great quality, considering the darn roads I use to drive in, it's almost as new.
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