Greetings from sunny Sussex.
You guys may not believe this but I am seriously thinking about buying a Giulietta Cloverleaf.
So what I hear you cry. Well, wait for it - - - - - - I currently drive a BMW 335i convertible. twin turbo petrol, 305bhp and 0-60 in 5.9secs, 30mpg - not bad!
So whats the attraction?
Firstly the beemer is coming to the end of it's PCP and to be honest whilst it's a stonking performer it does not have enough space in the boot to take bottles to the bottle bank. in other words I want something more practical but still want performance and driving pleasure.
I thought about a Jag XF but whilst its a cracking car it's a bit big so I thought hatch back.
So mind set went - Golf R, Golf GTI, Focus RS, Focus ST, but my mind kept saying BORING.
I have a mate, he's dutch you know so you have to make allowances, who just loves, and drives Alfa's. I have always taken the micky about how his car should go wrong all the time but actually he commute 120 miles a day it it and it's fine.
He would die if I turned up in an Alfa and treats my BMW with contempt!!
Anyway - tele advert made me go hmmmm
And - the thought of a Golf,Focus etc made me feel quite ill so my heart has drifted towards the Giulietta whilst my head says Golf.
So to cut a long story short, last week I diverted into the Alfa garage in Guildford, averting my eyes away from the fiats
and the result
I'm test driving a cloverleaf on the 22nd Sept, I've spec'ed it already - fully loaded of course, read every scrap of detail I can and hope I enjoy the drive.
My current car has a flashy auto, sport , manual gearbox so it's going to be a bit of a joy using a proper gearbox again.
I'll let you know how I get on
hope it goes and handles well.