Still missing the ALFA!
Hello again everyone! Some of you may remember our discussion of the driving position of my GT last year. In the end it all got too much and I took the reluctant decision to go for an Audi A4 in June. Fab reliability, great driving position and yet.... no real excitement or joy of ownership. got me thinking... was it something to do with leather seats on the GT, perhaps I was wearing the wrong shoes? anyway had a look at a GT Turismo yesterday (velour upholstery) sorry to report, no real difference. I then looked at the pedal positions more closely. The problem seems to be that thy are NOT offset! compared to my A4 the accelerator pedal is much closer to the line of the steering column which prevents a more splayed leg driving position which I find much more comfortable. On the Audi the pedal is significantly further to the right of the footwell giving more legroom while not compromising the clutch depression with the left leg.
Significantly I recently tried out a 159, it wasn't the right car but the pedal position was much superior to the GT certainly on a par with the Audi.
I think it wont be long before I return to the ALFA fold just waiting for the right car. Any tips on what to look out for would be very welcome. Cheers everyone and bye for now.