Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Evo damns MiTo Cloverleaf with faint praise

It's not a magazine that praises form and function over acceleration, so this is a fairly predictable - but honest - review.

Alfa Romeo MiTo Cloverleaf review | evo
It’s the best Mito we’ve driven. Damned by faint praise, then? Well, it’s not a hardcore charger in the mould of the Clio 200, but instead trades outright driver appeal for a good measure of refinement and ride comfort. It strikes a good balance in this regard – even on Highland roads ripped apart by winter frosts, the ride never became crashy, the dampers never clobbered their bump stops, something that simply isn’t true of the standard Mito.

Vaguely mixed MiTo review from TimesOnline

It's not a bad read but I'm not sure what the reviewer is really saying, either. Good? Bad? Compromised? Or simply charismatic but odd?

Behind the wheel: the Alfa Romeo MiTo MultiAir 1.4 review | New Car Reviews - Times Online
The hatch is stylishly petite and stylishly high up, which means that to get anything into the boot you’re going to have to lift it almost to chest height and then sort of post it. And the back seats tip but don’t fold flat. But this disdain for practicality is historical, too. Alfa may be the only company to build an estate car that offered less boot space than the saloon it was modelled on (the 156 Sportwagon).

Thursday, March 25, 2010

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