Having spent a long time perusing the threads on this (excellent) website and posting some about how much I love my GT - I had my first alfa-ism last night driving into London from herts we got near battersea bridge and DING the clutch pedal flies to the floor. Faced with a few seconds to stop the car in gear or out of it and not hit the traffic in front - then coping with the ever so friendly locals who decided I stopped in the middle of a major bus route on purpose. I seem to have become the latest victim of the frankly pathetic design flaw that is the clutch pin clip - as far as I can tell this has been the subject of a recall - although I have an 08 plate blackline it still seems mine had a clip of the quality of a cheap paper clip - she goes in for a (24k) service on Friday and now i know what is under my left foot - it does not fill me with confidence. Luckily we weren't travelling too fast or parking for that matter The JTD is the not the most accomodating when the clutch is stuck. I'm assuming mine was the redesigned clip - but it is the quality that worries me - this has been a fantastic car up to now but I hope the dealer doesn't just get another paper clip it's just gonna ping again cause the clutch isn't the lightest - oh well at least alfa assist AA cover worked fantastically!