I actually might prefer a pre-facelift coupe to the facelift. Don't get me wrong, the facelift coupe is definitely more modern and the lines flow better, but I don't think pre-facelift coupes look half bad. Especially with an M-Tech II kit. Sedans are another story. Pre-facelift sedans look very dated.
1999 Techno Violet Metallic BMW M3
2005 Audi B6 S4 quattro 6MT
2004 BMW 330i
1986 BMW 535i