What do you call clunky???? anything that doesn't drive like a Mario Kart arcade???
If your "standar" for proper driving physics is GTA 5 you're part of the problem.
"Mafia is not the game that should require skills, its a storytelling game and if you want hardcore go play dark souls"
You don't understand what Mafia is about then, that's what you want it to be, not what the developers intented when they launched the game which still stands as a masterpiece.