I own the 1.4 135BHP Multiair TCT Mito Sprint. Personally, What Car's review is over critical of a great small car. This car is well specc'd with cruise control, air con, Bluetooth hands free, sports trim, Leather steering wheel with controls, MP3 compatibility, Heated Mirrors, Auto Lights, onboard computer, Alloys. The car is practical (i have 2 small dogs that fit in the boot, the space is better than the A1 (which is very basic), it is very well built and the layout is functional with a bit of Italian Finesse. On the road there is hardly any wind noise until you get over 100mph, it is very pacey, the auto box is very very good indeed and the it is fun to drive. It IS a little on the firm side and the ride height is quite low. I have covered 2500 miles since the 11 plate came out 29 days ago and the only problem I have had was when I first got it. The AA had to come out after the engine management light came on. This was due to a sensor in the exhaust picking up changes in CO2, it has not happened since. The build quality is comparable with BMW and AUDI and VW that I have all owned in the past 5 years. Infact the BMW 1 Series Convertible my Fiancé has is not built as well as this. If you want something different to a MINI, Practical, good to drive, well Specc'd and well built - this is the car for you. Don't let the ALFA history put you off, things have moved on. I looked at a Polo, an A1, a Fiesta, A Clio, Mini, C3, Punto - nothing came close for the money.
David Conte, Nottinghamshire, March 29th 2011