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
Our car has the excellent, if dear, option of Recaro bucket seats, a stark (and, on entry, occasionally painful) reminder of this car's sporting focus. Everything else, however, with the arguable exception of the bright yellow seatbelts, is all maturity and class.
And this is where the Alfa starts to frustrate. The first thing you notice is that you sit too high in the Giulietta, especially for one with a performance bent. This seems to be a packaging problem that the Fiat group is unwilling or unable to circumvent. The 500 is similarly afflicted, a fact that really impacts on the potential brilliance of the little Abarth.