166 pictures


alfa1
03-11-2001, 07:31 PM
My favorite of the new Alfas.The more I look at it the more beautiful it gets.I would love to have one of these sitting next to my 164 Q4.Hopefully one day they will make a Q4 version of this before they make a new model.
http://www.micar.net/carnet/MODELOS/alfa_rom/166/lateral.jpg
http://www.micar.net/carnet/MODELOS/alfa_rom/166/Alfa166_1.jpg
http://www.micar.net/carnet/MODELOS/alfa_rom/166/tras.jpg
http://www.micar.net/carnet/MODELOS/alfa_rom/166/int.jpg

i_rebel
05-22-2001, 11:14 AM
That's a nice FRESH design for Alfa . . . although they still play with that line along the side of the body . . .


Very nice looking . . . mild, yet aggressive . . .

DVSNCYNIKL
05-22-2001, 11:37 AM
I hope they bring that to the States. That would definitely be nice to own and pimp around here.

crayzayjay
01-14-2002, 07:28 PM
I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
lol.. love the quote
as for the 166 though i have to say it is my least favourite of anything alfa have made in the last 5 years or so. the front end's fishy styling and the fussy rear lights dont capture the elegance seen in the gtv and especially the 156. Im sure a lot of people feel that way, as the car has not sold well at all here and its looks are slated farily regularly. still, im glad alfa are making great cars again

cheers
jay

icarlisle
02-20-2002, 07:52 AM
Crayzayjay, how can you say that about the 166's tail? The lights are fabulous.

The front end is not so good, IMO. One review I saw, said its "face is too small for the size of car" and I know what they mean.

Here in the UK, BMW 3 series are king in this class, but they are so common. 166's are much more stylish, and a lot cheaper (used, anyway).

crayzayjay
02-20-2002, 02:34 PM
icarlisle>

to each their own
we obviously have different opinions regarding the car's looks so i wont change yours and you wont change mine. I do however appreciate that you are going against the crowd and buying a different car. IMHO, i just think that the 156 is a better alternative to the 3-series than the 166. i do like the interior on the 166 though, very stylish & classy

cheers,
jay

Jimster
02-21-2002, 02:51 AM
Well I heard that the 166 is a slow seller in the UK but here in NZ the car is quite a strong seller even if it is not as big a seller as the E-class and 5-series

How does the 6O7 sell in the UK???? last year in NZ 33 of the 40 of the years supply sold

crayzayjay
02-21-2002, 04:57 AM
Over here the 166 and 607 are both extremely slow sellers i'm sorry to say, particularly the 607. I know theyre for sale and yet ive never seen one. That says quite a lot me thinks

cheers,
jay

icarlisle
02-21-2002, 07:02 AM
One of the more influential UK reviews of the 166 - Top Gear Magazine - pitted it against the BMW 5 Series, Volvo (V40?) and Saab 95. They though the 166 was best of the bunch (except that it ought to be rear wheel drive). So it's possibly more of a 5-Series competitor.

In the UK, the Peugeot 607 and Alfa 166 are both slow sellers, probably because of the British public's fixation with German cars in this sector. Pathetic. I know Beemers and Audi's are good, but they are a bit faceless.

crayzayjay
02-21-2002, 11:47 AM
hmm.. all ive read about the 5-series suggests it is a virtually perfect car in terms of its ability. Voted Exec car of the year something like 6 years in a row now? i dont know how the 166 was placed ahead of it :confused:

cheers,
jay

Jimster
02-22-2002, 12:24 AM
Originally posted by crayzayjay
Over here the 166 and 607 are both extremely slow sellers i'm sorry to say, particularly the 607. I know theyre for sale and yet ive never seen one. That says quite a lot me thinks

cheers,
jay

DAMN! never seen a 6O7!!!! I have seen 18 different ones just this year!
As for the 166 I have seen 7 this year. But that doesn't change the fact that every fifth car I see has a BMW, Merc or VW badge

crayzayjay
02-23-2002, 10:56 AM
18 607's and 7 166's? do you count how many of every car you see? :D
By some coincidence, i saw my first 607 yesterday.. thats.. err.. 1 and counting

cheers,
jay

Jimster
02-23-2002, 05:28 PM
Originally posted by crayzayjay
18 607's and 7 166's? do you count how many of every car you see? :D


No but I was interested in how much brothers my Peugeot had out there :D and heard Mr clarkson say he saw one 166 on the road throughout the whole year in one of his TG columns

If I counted all the Corrolla, Mondeo's and Commodores I saw then you could be worried

crayzayjay
02-25-2002, 02:43 PM
hehe... thats a little reassuring... Clarkson's column's great isnt it? the guy cracks me up.. his most recent article on the new Vectra is great

cheers,
jay

Ssom
04-09-2002, 05:51 PM
I know for a fact that 166's are all over the place in Auckland I drove down to Remuera (About 6Km journey) and spotted 3 166's and what get's me even more was they were all Silver.

I think the reason that Alfa's and Peugeots are reasonably popular here is because if you leave a 6O7 or 166 in a car-park in Mangere no-one will touch it, if you leave a BMW or Merc in the same park some-one will run a coin down it or kick a dent in there, since they are jealous off the German badge

PS. Jay what issue of TG is this in????? Gotta love it the way Clarkson dishes it to the Yanks.

crayzayjay
04-11-2002, 10:44 AM
it wasnt in TG mag, he has a column in the Sunday Times, at the back of the sport section (which is the auto section).. a recent TG issue talks about the way he destroyed the Vectra when it came out... apparently he would be lynched if he went to the Vauxhall factory! :D
gotta love the guy!

gemballa
11-03-2002, 06:16 PM
what is the vectra?:confused:

crayzayjay
11-04-2002, 07:53 PM
This is a Vectra:
http://www.lakeycars.co.uk/images/vectra%20turbo%20diesel.jpg

Jimster
11-21-2002, 01:37 AM
blah! I hate Vectras :(

crayzayjay
11-22-2002, 02:40 PM
Dear Lord,

Forgive me for I have sinned. Mentioning the V*ctra word in an Alfa Forum. It shall not happen again.

Amen :angel:

Stefanel1
02-15-2003, 07:55 AM
I do prefer a Peugeot or an Alfa to a BMW or a Mercedes because it's more exclusive and these german cars are a little bit "cliché" even if they are very good.

DVSNCYNIKL : you could buy an Alfa 166 in the USA, it's sold there.

This is the new 166 restyled :

crayzayjay
02-15-2003, 12:47 PM
Its definitely better, but the lights are a little Japanesey... i'll have to wait to see it, but its an improvement

Jimster
02-15-2003, 06:28 PM
The new front end is extremely sexy indeed- the 166 should have looked like that from Day 1:D

franzzz
11-17-2003, 02:42 AM
The new front end is extremely sexy indeed- the 166 should have looked like that from Day 1:D

Yess !

The "new" 166 is very nice !

The new 2.4JTD 175Hp is powerful !

jetchick
09-05-2005, 05:04 PM
Great forum and interesting set of views on a variety of cars, which got me chuckling because I have owned a 607 and a vectra, now I have an alfa 166, a mercedes slk and a volvo. Just don't ask..:)

Stefanel1
06-09-2006, 09:32 AM
http://files.automotiveforums.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=/501/31045166.jpg

crayzayjay
06-18-2006, 10:20 AM
You're still alive!?! :D

mitchell300
10-05-2007, 01:14 PM
My dad haves an alfa 166 from 1999 :D
its just amazing how it drives and looks
my mom haves an 147 amazing to and fast :P
its an 2.2

but alfa is just the best car ever :P

Stefanel1
10-06-2007, 01:12 PM
Crayzay : eh yeh ! But work takes me time so...
But not any more in Alfa :( Trahision : Bmw ! ;)

Michell : goededag ! ;) A 2.2 on a 147 ?... 2.0 TS you mean maybe ? Or 1.9 Jtd ? And what is the engine of the 166 ?

mitchell300
10-09-2007, 02:18 AM
Crayzay : eh yeh ! But work takes me time so...
But not any more in Alfa :( Trahision : Bmw ! ;)

Michell : goededag ! ;) A 2.2 on a 147 ?... 2.0 TS you mean maybe ? Or 1.9 Jtd ? And what is the engine of the 166 ?
an 2.0 Twins park on the 166
and an 1.9 JTDM
sorry :P
2.2 doesnt excist but ok i only look at the 166 :D
i have some pics maby if i look on my pc

Mitchell.

o en goedendag :D

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