The Alfa Romeo 4C is a wonderful car. The two-door, two-seater, mid-engined, and turbocharged car provides a thrilling experience around the track. Just take a look at our test lap down below. The 4C’s lack of power steering combined with the lightweight and extremely low to the ground seating position gives off an open wheel race car feel. Once you take the 4C off the track, those awesome features become the bane of your existence. You’ll notice the stiff and firm ride becomes the source of creaking sounds all over the cabin. The delightful mechanical feel and lack of power steering transforms the 4C into an unwilling Gorilla. And as we just recently discovered, maintenance, even the simplest ones, can be a big pain to do.
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If you own a 4C, chances are you won’t be putting a lot of miles on it. Therefore, topping off your windshield washer fluid should be an event rarer than changing your oil. Regardless, this operation should not be something extremely complex. Yet Alfa Romeo has managed to over complicate this simple procedure. According to the video below, topping off your windshield washer fluid requires that you unbolt a couple of parts, pulling a tube out to check the level, and using a funnel to refill.
The process isn’t too terribly complicated, and we’re willing to bet 4C owners are ready to tout this as a “feature”, or that it adds “character” to the car. But couldn’t there have been a simpler way to do this? It’s not like there’s an engine in the front to contend with!
Now for some Alfa Romeo 4C lap goodness, check our video below: