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Old 02-14-2013, 11:01 PM
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Yeah man. Him and hellcat.
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Yeah man. Him and hellcat.
Impossible.

I'm actually from 1927 and I've managed to time travel to 2013 in some way.

Or something.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:58 AM
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I do agree that this car is begging for a manual.

At 60,000 Euros, you'd imagine that this is going up against the Boxster and the Lotus Elise too. You'd think that it'd be smart to offer a manual as well, as they both have them too.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:19 AM
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Drug-dealer wheels (bigger at the back for some reason...) and ultra-low profile tyres.

A sure way to ruin the ride and the handling.

I'm out.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:54 PM
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I actually really like this little car. Enough Lotus to distinctly say it's in the same sort of class. Very nicely balanced design, it was instantly pleasing to my eyes. The rear even has a hint of Ferrari - must be that Italian blood. But $60k? Heck no.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:47 PM
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Drug-dealer wheels (bigger at the back for some reason...) and ultra-low profile tyres.

A sure way to ruin the ride and the handling.

I'm out.
I kind of like the rotary phone dial wheels. But I agree they are a tad large.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:37 PM
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Drug-dealer wheels (bigger at the back for some reason...) and ultra-low profile tyres.

A sure way to ruin the ride and the handling.

I'm out.
That can be fixed easily...won't stop me if I were to buy one...

Big wheels is one trend I agree that needs to be killed....but extremely unlikely....
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:48 PM
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That can be fixed easily...won't stop me if I were to buy one...

Big wheels is one trend I agree that needs to be killed....but extremely unlikely....
I suspect you are right. If you are really comitted a car like this, this is something that can be sorted out.

However if you are like me (a person who can't be arsed with all the trouble that involves modifying a factory car with aftermaket stuff to make it suit personal tastes) you'll test drive one, find the ride isn't right, that it grips too much and simply move on.

There's also another problem. I'm not mechanically minded enough to know what would I have to change in car to solve a problem I have spotted. The current BMW 1 Series is a case in point.

When I test drive the little Bimmer, I remember feeling that the car didn't take corners cleanly, at the limit when taking a corner body control wasn't well... controlled enough if you know what I mean. I though it was the tyres of the particular unit, because in every other aspect the car was still very good.

It was much later that, while reading a review in the spanish Autoblog site, I discovered that it wasn't the tyres but rather that the suspension was set up all wrong, which made the body move about the limit.

So you sometimes modifying isn't necessarily the answer if you are not expert (like me). You could actually end up with something worse.
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Apparently I was wrong. The car doesn't use the Dallara chasis, but rather a bespoke one designed between Alfa Romeo and Maserati. I guess that also explains the high price and makes the car slightly more interesting.

Still not enough to get past the automatic and the 60k price tag, I guess.
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Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition Will be Made in 1,000 Units, Cost 60,000 in Europe [w/Video] - Carscoops

60 grand and you don't even get power steering!
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Although I am not convinced by the looks and price tag, the driving set up and performance figures of this car are inspiring and definitely more then 'Alfa-worthy'. It would be better if they installed an option to turn off the power steering instead or made it adjustable for track or city driving.

However, I understand the mindset as modern cars' handling from my experiences is ruined by electric power steering, just like in modern Renaults, which just feels unnnatural. But mechanical/hydraulic power steering works fine for me (like in the 147). You get much feedback in the steering wheel, and after all we are driving, not floating on magic carpets!
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Judging by the current Alfa sales pace, it will take many, many years to sell the lot.

I hope it will happen before a commemorative edition arrives.
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One of the things for which the Lotus' are most praised is the manual steering.
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