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Looks aside, Alfa’s most frugal Mito disappoints for its strangled performance and firm ride

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The Alfa Romeo Mito is a usable, fun package, but the DNA system frustrates

15 January 2012

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19 January 2012

The Mito is a car I always liked until I drove one. I was so utterly disappointed in it. I like the looks, although they aren't the best. But as the article says, the ride quality is shocking! I had a smart fortwo at the time, which has a dreadful ride, but it was much better than the mito. Then there was the steering. Worst set up ever. Only way to describe it was it was like the steering wheel was connected to the front wheels by elastic bands. In the end, I bought a MINI instead.

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10 years of Smart ownership over, sensible car mode activated

19 January 2012

Thanks but no thanks.

Sad when you only make two cars, and can't even get one of them right.

19 January 2012

I can't remember the last time I saw a Mito, is anybody buying them?

19 January 2012

Its always sad when a great looking car is let down by poor dynamics. I'm sure Alfa can do so much better.


19 January 2012

[quote Lee23404]

I can't remember the last time I saw a Mito, is anybody buying them?

[/quote] There is one I walk past every night when I take the dog out. Looks highly specced as well

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10 years of Smart ownership over, sensible car mode activated

19 January 2012

[quote superstevie][quote Lee23404]

I can't remember the last time I saw a Mito, is anybody buying them?

[/quote] There is one I walk past every night when I take the dog out. Looks highly specced as well[/quote]

Well that's one then.

I really do worry about Alfa. The two dealers I know have both closed and sales aren't exactly brilliant, even in Italy. The Giulietta was in the top 20 sales chart in Italy last year, the first Alfa in the top 20 since the 33 (which obviously means the Mito never made it to the top 20).

If Alfa can't sell a small Italian car sucessfully in Italy there's no hope for them.

19 January 2012

"The ride is fidgety and sports-car firm, no matter which of the three ‘DNA’ electronic damper settings you’re in"

There's a reason for that.

The dampers are only linked to the DNA settings on the Cloverleaf, on all the other versions the DNA affects the steering and engine mapping.

Autocar got this wrong when the Mito was launched and stil get it wrong.

Unacceptable, again, by Autocar

19 January 2012

Its a shame Alfa couldnt get this car right, otherwise im sure it would have sold alot better especially with sub 100g/km Co2 emsission. I think they almost needed to get it right to as they only have 2 cars in their range since Marchionne seems to be floundering about with the 159 replacement, how can alfa even be profitable at the moment?

19 January 2012

To correct my previous post, the Giulietta is the first car Alfa has had in the top 10 in Italy in the last 20 years, not the top 20. The Mito was the 23rd best selling car in Italy in 2011.

19 January 2012

Bring back the Alfasud, with a galvanised body, keep the flat 4, and all will be forgiven. I had one as a hire car for 10 days in the Lake District. Fantastic. Trouble with chasing low emissions is that this seems to seriously compromise usability. I'd rather pay the road tax and have more fun. I never drive into London, so saving on the congestion charge holds no attraction as far as I am concerned. I go by train.

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