The Milano has design uniquness in the drivetrain. The front engine, rear clutch/transaxle/differential layout
is a legacy of the days of Alfa racing cars from the famous designer Vittorio Jano. This layout helps to provide a balanced
distribution of weight front to rear. A penalty is the driveshaft running at engine speed which is sensitive to balance. The
two piece driveshaft has three rubber donuts for cushioning and a center bearing support. These are parts that must be in
"good nick" to avoid vibration.
The rear mounted transaxle also has a complicated gearshift mechanism which is prone to mechanical "slop" resulting in some
vagueness in shifting gears - a polished technique is to be developed!
Compared with other Milano models, the Verde benefits from having a limitied slip in the differential