courtster said:The ride is just as firm as the usual italian cars - feels about the same as my Alfa 147. As it has lower profile tyres than the rest of the range it is slightly firmer, but still felt very comfortable over pot holes and such like without crashing around.
courtster said:oooh thats a good question.....
Well the Punto doesn't have 80k on it for a start!
I love a powerful petrol engined unit alot of the time, the twin spark unit loves to rev and I take it very near the limit when i'm in the mood and it sounds fantastic for a 4-banger.
I prefer the steering in my Alfa, very nicely weighted and the 2.1 turns lock to lock I love (just a shame I have to do a 7 point turn in my office car park ) I also prefer ther clutch in the alfa, I'm not a fan of these girly clutches, but at the same time my leg does start to ache in traffic.
I'm just happy I get to drive my Alfa during the week and use the GP at weekends while Mrs Courster is at work, I can behave like a teenager again, kids don't want to play at the traffic lights when i'm in the 147 least i'll look like fair game in the GP