Just had my first drive of an "ordinary" car
it's experiences like this that make me realise how good the alfa is.
I was round at my mates house to help him fit a tailgate to his Fiat Bravo (1.6 16v "sx"), he had been drinking the night before and was still over the limit so i had to pull his car onto his driveway. In comparison to the alfa it was... weird. The throttle was more sensitive but not as precise, the clutch was very vague and the brakes very sharp. It felt like trying to park a boat.
The worst of it was the steering. In the alfa, one turn either way puts you on full lock, little wrist twitches help you adjust the line all the way in. In the bravo, 4 turns of a spoon in porridge from lock to lock, half turns to adjust the line. It was horrible.
Also, unlike the alfa, no torque wave to ride on and carry you over bumps etc.
Somehow the alfa just seems that little more special.
Alfa GT 3.2 V6 - Quaife diff, Wizard SS manifolds, Scorpion SS downpipes, Scorption GTA catback, Bilstein b4 Dampers, braided brake lines, MTEC drilled disks, Red Stuff pads.