My 'Fetta doesn't cause me any discomfort like my '87 Volvo did. I have to disagree with pedal placement too. In my Datsuns it is a real stretch to heel-toe the downshift, but with the 'Fetta, I can just roll my right foot for the blip. Sure, sometimes I hit the accel unintentionally sometimes, but I can live with that.
RYP: I'm a fan of the bumperless look as well. I don't have much of a choice, because the only additional parts that came with the car were misc. gaskets and a set of 13" RONALs. I'm running 14s on it now.
cia, Alfa's cause me to have chiropratctic problems with the far reaching gearshift, heavy steering and tight offset pedals and seating position, low seat and roof clearence entry etc ect... with a Sud i have to actually operate the pedals withe the side of my feet because they are so small and close together
how about you?