Giulietta Cloverleaf vs Megane RenaultSport
Can France and Italy offer credible alternatives to German hot hatchery? There’s only one way to find out...
Posted: 14 Dec 2010
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta Cloverleaf is the next in a long, long line of cars from that iconic stable which simultaneously stirs the soul and sets the alarm bells ringing in your sensible head. It's brilliant and rubbish all at once in a way that only an Alfa can be. Just the sort of car TopGear loves, but would we seriously encourage you to buy one?
To give the Cloverleaf some context, we’ve pitted it against its most realistic rival. In a market awash with excellent but fundamentally boring cars like the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Scirocco, the Megane RenaultSport – TopGear mag's own much-loved Lifer – is the only mid-sized hot hatch that can hold a candle to the Cloverleaf.