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Hah, that's a fun review!

This section made me chuckle:
"Also, some drivers may be confused by the transmission controls. It’s operated by a series of push-buttons on the center console. Reverse is labeled with an “R” but for some reason drive is “1.” A third button emblazoned with “A/M” switches between automatic and manual modes. But most distressingly there’s no “Park” setting for the transmission."

And yet the reviewer claims he misses the fact there is no manual option!

The good thing is he 'gets' the car. It's not there to compete with the comfort and sophistication of a Porsche.

How is that the Amercians can get a 4C for $55k? Why do we have to pay so much more for our cars?!?!?
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Also, what's with those awful 'pods' either side of the rear licence plate ? must be some American add on. Fancy saying there's no glove box when there's a perfectly good elasticated pocket full of cables...
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How is that the Amercians can get a 4C for $55k?
Very low tax rates, no VAT and no car sales tax (depending on each state).
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Also, what's with those awful 'pods' either side of the rear licence plate ? must be some American add on.
Those are American safety obligations for all cars (something to do with crash testing and/or safety features).
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https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...8/Foto0249.jpg
Here is a link to a pic of what's under there!
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Very low tax rates, no VAT and no car sales tax (depending on each state).
Oh well. Looking on the bright side, at least my 4C is 10% lighter than the American model.
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https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...8/Foto0249.jpg
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That picture makes it look like somebody wasn't happy with the additions, fabricated in 5 minutes springs to mind.
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The XJ aluminium body shell displayed at Gaydon didn't impress me very much either but that's production and this 4C image appears to show a lash prototype. The core bits like the castings look quite elegant. I suspect the production US add-ons are a bit neater.
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The XJ aluminium body shell displayed at Gaydon didn't impress me very much either but that's production and this 4C image appears to show a lash prototype. The core bits like the castings look quite elegant. I suspect the production US add-ons are a bit neater.
Bit defensive?

It wasn't a pop at the 4C you know...
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Not really defensive. I'm just saying, you can see from the office chair in the picture,that it shows work in progress!
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