Unlucky about it Spider. How long will they take to repair it?
Well seeing as this is the fifth time they've had it since October, I've told them to keep it for a week, thrash it about, fix the next thing that breaks on it (it will, it will), thrash it again, fix etc etc.
So really I'm expecting to never get it back! But in all seriousness, I'm expecting them to have it for a week.
Let us know how the mito is?
This Mito is kind of cute, actually. I'm not sure that the pictures really do it justice, actually. The front is much better looking that I thought - less 'gurning idiot' than I first thought and much 'cuter'. I think it will appeal to women a lot! From the side view, wow it looks amazing - there's nothing to match it in it's class. I found myself looking a lot in reflections!
It's very easy to drive. It has a good small car feel to it but is actually very roomy inside. I've not yet driven it hard (how do you do that in London?) but it gives the feeling of quite a nimble little beast.
The build quality seems pretty good (and to be fair, I think that this is the case with 'this generation of Alfa'). It's a diesel and the first diesel Alfa i've driven - pleasantly surprised by that too! I tried the DNA thing that sits next to the gearbox. I don't know whether it is 'placebo effect' or not, but it certainly felt different when I put it in 'Diablo' mode. (That's what the D stands for, right?)
So would I own one? Dunno yet. The reason being that I don't (at first glances) find the interior particularly inspiring. Sure, it's nice enough, but to be honest, I felt more like I was sitting in a 'trendy's car' rather than an Alfa. That's not to say it isn't a good interior, it's just that it's not really my thing.... maybe it just ain't my spider? ;-)
I'll get some pictures over the weekend.