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
A greater failing, though, is the lack of space for your clutch foot. This is probably a hiccup in the conversion to right-hand-drive, and while it was a common problem a few years ago, most manufacturers have designed it out now. That Alfa hasn't feels either like laziness or incompetence, and neither fills you with confidence. You're left to rest your foot on the clutch at all times on pedals that are already slightly offset to the right. This is infuriating during a day-long twin test, so what would it be like to live with?
You can dismiss such niggles with a good-natured Italian shrug, but a £25k performance hatch should have your bum on the floor and the pedals in the right place. If Renault can do it - and it has here - then so can Alfa Romeo.