OK, so let’s get this said right off the top.
Alfa Romeo’s 4C is loud, stiff, noisy, lacks power steering, is difficult to get into and out of, has very little trunk space, and no real interior storage space. You sit so low to the ground everything else on the road looks both huge and threatening. Even a Miata looks big from inside the 4C.
Of course, that’s if you’re looking out of the windshield or side windows. Looking over your shoulder to the rear ¾, you only see the Alfa’s interior. Further, the rear window is very small and the glass engine cover complicates outward visibility, so your view to the rear is severely compromised as well. Trying to ease into a road at an angle is an exercise in faith, because you won’t see oncoming traffic.
So, if you’re thinking, “Wow that’s a lovely little car, I’ll get one for my daily driver.” You’re only half right. It is a lovely little car, but trying to live with the Alfa Romeo 4C as a daily driver entails way too many compromises. We strongly suggest you reconsider that proposition.
Good, now that we’re rid of the poseurs, those of you who really love to drive—read on.