The folks from Alfa Romeo invited me to San Francisco to try out the new 4C, the automaker's return to the U.S. market after a 20-year absence. Well, I have good news and bad news.
First the bad news: I hated the the new 4C. It's an inconvenient and uncomfortable car. I drove the hell out of it and I couldn't wait to get out of it.
Now the good news: I absolutely loved the new 4C. It's a super-sexy car that's outrageously fun to drive. I drove the hell out of it and I couldn't wait to go back for me.
Now, before you accuse me of having spent too much time in Haight-Ashbury, let me explain.
I'd spent hours behind the wheel and nearly wore myself out driving this car. As I drove, I compiled a list of complaints that grew by the mile. The Alfa Romeo 4C isn't anyone's idea of pleasant.
But then a funny thing happened as I was leaving my San Francisco hotel on my way to the airport to fly back home. A line of 4Cs was parked out front and I just really wanted to get in one and drive it some more.