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why have they done this?

bolted the bonnet down
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Because there is no room to put anything in there, supposedly.

It's a lot like the new Twingo, in many many respects.
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not even a louis vuittton toiletries bag
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Nothing at all. I saw a picture a while back and there is no way you could put something in there...

PS: I found the video of it
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saved weight on a bonnet release handle then
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saved weight on a bonnet release handle then
But cost weight for all the bolts...
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Where would you put anything in there????
 
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what happens if you need to get in there to repair something for instance, can you unbolt it your self or is a dealer job
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didn,t audi do the same with one of their models , only special bolts could undo the bonnet , i may be wrong though , it may have been the mercedes a class but i cant remember
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what happens if you need to get in there to repair something for instance, can you unbolt it your self or is a dealer job
dealer job. Washer fluid and brake fluid top up through access flaps near windscreen looks fiddly

To check the windscreen washer fluid
level, proceed as follows:
❒ to avoid any interference during the
procedure, lift the windscreen wiper
blade according to the "Windscreen
wiper" paragraph in the
"Maintenance and care" chapter;
❒ loosen the 4 self-tapping screws A
fig. 112 using the supplied
screwdriver. Remove the bonnet
grille;
❒ release the plug from the opening;
❒ leaving the plug close to the opening,
put a finger on the central hole B fig.
113 in the plug and remove it: the
level can be seen on the control pipe
C fig. 114 due to capillarity;
❒ after the check, reinsert the plug B
with the control pipe C in the initial
position;
❒ reposition the bonnet grille and
tighten the 4 self-tapping screws A.
WARNING Re-close the plug holding it
horizontally (not directed towards the
bonnet) to prevent the opening tang
from remaining locked in a position
difficult to reach.
It is recommended to check the
windscreen washer fluid regularly, in
particular in driving conditions needing
a heavier use of the windscreen washer.
If the level is not sufficient, namely if
there is no fluid inside the pipe, proceed
as follows:
❒ to avoid any interference during the
procedure, lift the windscreen wiper
blade according to the "Windscreen
wiper" paragraph in the
"Maintenance and care" chapter;
❒ loosen the 4 self-tapping screws A
fig. 112 using the supplied
screwdriver. Remove the bonnet
grille;
❒ take the white funnel D fig. 115 for
topping up the windscreen washer
fluid/fuel and its extension pipe from
the service kit in the luggage
compartment;
❒ take out the plug B fig. 113 with the
fluid control pipe through the bonnet
opening on the grille;
❒ introduce the funnel D fig. 115 and its
extension pipe in the reservoir neck
and top up;
❒ after topping up, remove the funnel D
with the extension pipe;
❒ refit the plug B with the dipstick;
❒ reposition the bonnet grille and
tighten the 4 self-tapping screws A.

To check the brake fluid level, proceed
as follows:
❒ loosen the 2 self-tapping screws E
fig. 116 and remove the protection
panel;
❒ check that the fluid is at the max.
level.
❒ after checking, reposition the
protection panel and tighten the 2
self-tapping screws E.
If the fluid level in the reservoir is not
sufficient, proceed as follows:
❒ take the black funnel for topping up
the brake fluid and its extension
pipe from the service kit in the
luggage compartment;
❒ loosen the reservoir plug and
introduce the funnel F fig. 117 with
the extension pipe in the reservoir
inlet;
❒ after topping up, remove the funnel F
with the extension pipe;
❒ tighten the reservoir plug;
❒ reposition the protection panel and
tighten the 2 self-tapping screws E.
WARNING Be very careful while
removing the plug from the opening to
prevent the plug from falling inside
the vehicle body.
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Audi did this with the A2 many years ago....
It is a dealer job to unbolt. To be honest I would not want to put my hands in there and wouldn't want anyone during the warranty period at least to put their hands in there unless they are an Alfa dealer

Alfa is extremely strict on who can service the 4C
 
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I appreciate that the 4c isn't your run-of-the-mill Alfa - but this is insanity.

(As for the Twingo - apparently their bonnet slides forward about 100mm for fluids replacement.)
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Audi did this with the A2 many years ago....
It is a dealer job to unbolt. To be honest I would not want to put my hands in there and wouldn't want anyone during the warranty period at least to put their hands in there unless they are an Alfa dealer

Alfa is extremely strict on who can service the 4C
We had an A2 and did not require tools or expertise to remove the bonnet, just somewhere to put it safely when removed .
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I hope they bring out a version with opening front and place to fit a bottle. And charge 10 000k extra for it.
No more discussion then.
 
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