In-depth Reviews

Alfa Romeo Giulietta owner reviews

“The Alfa Romeo Giulietta is attractive and characterful, but lacks interior space and feels a bit dated”

Carbuyer Rating

3.1 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.5 out of 5

89%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 2reviews
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Common Problems

  • Other (9 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine (2 cases)
  • Engine (3 cases)
  • Electrics (6 cases)
  • Suspension (3 cases)
  • Electrics, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine, Other (1 cases)

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

Exclusive 150 bhp jdtm 2.0

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Review
This is a car that puts a smile on your face, and is so much fun to drive. But it also has those annoying things that are just typical Alfa. The build quality is something of a let down, mine has a defective rear seal, so after driving in the wet or leaving the car in a heavy downpour I open the boot to find dribbles of water down the windscreen and in the boot lock area. The front windscreen seals end up falling off, due to the way Alfa pushes them in under the windscreen ( it requires the windscreen to be removed to fix). some what of a shock when on the motorway at 70 these things start flapping!! The rear passenger door when it rains, shows up the inner seal has failed behind the door trim. So you have nice little puddles left on the sill. The rear driver-sides passenger door outer seals has failed, too, leaving water between the inner and out seals. If you like a quiet drive to work, forget it, the squeaks will mean you have to drive with the radio on. Certain cable protectors under the bonnet get worn away by the engine cover, too. I recommend you keep an eye on things under the bonnet. Mine has only just done 42,000 miles, and within the period i have owned it, always starts first time and -depending on the was I drive, travelling to work on B roads I get around 60 mpg. Using the Dynamic modes on the motorway I get low 40s. The driving modes change the whole feel of the car, with Michelin cross-climate tyres a good match to the alfa it had no issues getting to work in the snow of 2018. As others have commented the start-stop doesn't start or stop in the winter, because the minimum battery voltage seems to be set far too high. In the whole the car is so much fun to drive, and really responsive which outweighs the build issues. My previous Golf was much better built, but no way near as fun to drive.
Reliability
Very reliable, just a shame about the poor build quality
Performance
Good economy and dynamic mode really changes the car feel
Running Cost
Bear in mind that dealer service costs don't always include all necessary parts, so bills can be bigger than you might expect. My 42k service was around £420

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

2ltr 170 diesel

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Review
Bought the car when it was just 3 years old and only 12000 miles covered. Squeaks from the plastic dashboard area soon started and can be annoying. Be very wary of the water pump failure, mine started to squeal around 24000 miles so took it to the local garage to find the pump bearing had collapsed and the cam belt was half off the pulley! Not long after that had been replaced, the car went into limp home mode after one of the exhaust sensors failed. Next the rear de-mister packed up, quickly followed by the near side rear light cluster. This turned out to be the wiring loom thats broken between the tailgate and the point where it enters the car, the Alfa garage said they could replace it for £840 . The warranty ran out when the car reached 3 years old and alfa will not entertain a good will gesture on anything once its 5years old, the car is just over 5 years old now. Newest issue is the front wing mounted indicators, they've just stopped working, apparently another common fault as are all the other faults according to the Alfa garage......not impressed

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Sprint

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
This is my second Alfa, I had. Mito jtd. It's excellent and a joy to drive. The DNA is fine if you use it as needed. I see in most reviews journalist complaining about it. Probably if it was on a German car it wouldn't be an issue. Comfort great a lot better than the Mito. Get it on a nice road & it's really enjoyable. Fuel consumption is good considering, I was used to a Diesel. I've read some Car magazine reviews & I don't get why they don't like it better. Would I buy another absolutely. The only down side is the lack of dealerships. Everyone I know who has commented on my car, is pleasantly surprised. No reliable issues at all. In fact I owned a Nissan which had a lot of break issues, who would have thought.
Reliability

5 out of 5

No issues at all.
Performance

5 out of 5

Just a joy, a back road in Dynamic mode, is just great. I look forward to driving it. And it looks great. Really wish I could afford the new Veloce with 240bhp..!!
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Better than I expected.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.0 JDTM Exclusive

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

54
Review
Brought a 14 plate 2.00 JDTM-2 with 26k on the clock, I have owned a Brera 2.4, GT, and a 147 (all diesel) must say this the best Alfa model out there, mine is white and the facelifted version, not as much poke as the Brera, but is even more economical than the 120 bhp 147. Considered a SEAT Leon FR, but that was more expensive and a bit bland. the styling is superb, looks cool in white with LED running lights, sound system matches the BOSE in the Brera, its quiet, great economy, roomy, and an engaging drive (not quite so chuckable around corners as the 147 though), power when you need it, best diesel engine ever, brill styling, no regrets at all, and always puts a smile on my face. If you are considering one, get it, you will not regret it, if this car was branded as a VW it would have been a top seller, also other manufacturers tend to mimic the pseudo 3 door look of the G and its other styling highlights, my only issue is that the start stop is reluctant to kick in, but not a showstopper for me

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1750 QV 240 HP TCT Launch Edition

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Just a brilliant car! It looks great, has massive power and it's very good to drive! Although the interior has some not good materials, it's stylish and smart. All passengers have enough legroom and headroom, but tall rear passengers may say that it's a bit cramped. Also the practicality could be better, but all these are not main reasons not to buy a car (at least for me). I recommend this car for sure, especially if you want a Italian super-fast, great looking road machine which can carry all the family!

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
An excellent drive and I throughly enjoyed my time with this car. However the experience was marred by a complete failure of the MultiAirr unit which had to be replaced under warranty. Looking on chat rooms this is not uncommon so I returned the car to Alfa. One month later I received a call in error telling me that the same unit had failed again! By all means drive this car but don't buy it.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.4 MultiAir 170hp Veloce

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

28
Review
A Real drivers car, the 170hp turbo engine creates a brilliant drive. Handling is excellent and the Brembo brakes are phenomenal. Sadly this is overshadowed by reliability. I have been back to the dealer numerous times for various issues with the car. Be wary of the Multi Air engines, they have some reliability issues, just have a look on the Alfa owners forum. It appears from the rest of the reviews here the diesel engine is much better, although for me I wanted the extra power you get from the 170 petrol engine.
Reliability

2 out of 5

* Multi Air unit failed after 1 month (~300 miles), repaired under warranty. * Clutch pedal fell off (~500 miles) took dealer 3 attempts to fix, 1st just refitted, 2nd replaced with new pedal, 3rd they glued it on. * Dashboard rattles above clocks (~1000 miles), dealer fixed but it returned a few months later. * Drivers door mechanism failed (~20,000 miles) * Multi Air unit failed a second time just after 3 year warranty expired, £600 to fix. (~28,000 miles)
Performance

5 out of 5

Brilliant fun to drive, sticks to the road wonderfully, good pull for the 170 petrol engine.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Lucky if I get 28mpg, dealer said it was 40. This doesn't bother me too much .

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 Lusso Jtdm2

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

61
Review
Best car I've ever owned, and I've had loads. First the styling, spot on, can't park it without looking back and thinking how good it looks. Next driving, the DNA switch gives me the engine map to match the mood I'm in, suspension set up is slightly hard, but It's an Alfa do it would have sports suspension. Inside never had any problem getting comfortable and lots of toys as standard ( the blue & me deserves a mention for working so well ). Engine, 1.6 turbo diesel 105bhp which doesn't sound much but note than enough to hustle the car along at speed if the mood takes you, especially in Dynamic mode, it could quieter on tickover in traffic. I'm getting on average 60mpg and road tax is £30 a year, service only needed every 21,000 miles so running costs are quite low. What's gone wrong, nothing, yes that's right nothing, Alfa Romeo have in the past had a reputation of being unreliable but Alfa have put more research and development into the Giulietta than any other car they have built. So don't let stories of Alfas always breaking down put you off buying a underrated car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.6 JTD Sportiva

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

53
Review
First of all the pluses; looks great (black with titanium alloys), engine is excellent particularly mid-range and the leather seats are comfortable. On the downside, I didn't get the 60mpg promised by the dealer and there is no foot rest, so despite comfortable seats I struggle on a long drive. People talk about Alfa Reliability issues, but I think that is a thing of the past; it has been in the delaership once to try and resolve a SATNAV problem (the dash repeat keeps displaying km when it should be miles), but other than that no problems. It looks better than a 1-series and is more exclusive than an A3, so not a bad choice.
Reliability

5 out of 5

No problems.
Performance

5 out of 5

Great torque.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Come on, give me that 60mpg promised.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.0 JTD (170bhp) Veloce

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48
Review
Distinctive looks, comfortable interior, excellent performance, handling and brakes. Some of the minor controls are a bit fiddly and visibility (especially when reversing) is not the best, but it's tremendous fun to drive on the twisty roads where I live in the Yorkshire Dales. A couple of minor issues were fixed by the dealer soon after purchase and since then nothing has needed any attention at all other than the usual consumables, even the front tyres are wearing well after 21,000 miles. My first Alfa after a long string of Saabs!
Reliability

5 out of 5

One screenwasher jet replaced under warranty. No mechanical or electrical issues at all.
Performance

5 out of 5

It's plenty fast enough for me and the roadholding and handling are excellent.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Very reasonable costs, long service intervals and seemingly good tyre life.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.0 JTDM-2 Lusso (170bhp)

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
Well, where do I start? What a fantastic car this really is. The interior is stylish and modern to say the least. Makes me smile every time I sit in it. It is b****y fast for a diesel and I've owned a VW Golf GT TDI. And this would beat it hands down. It has Sport mode/Normal and Rain mode too. It handles well and sticks to the road. All whilst averaging 50mpg. Cruise control is a pleasure for those long trips. Everything is easy to use inside. Don't go putting this car in the 'coz it's an Alfa it's bound to go wrong' category. I have had no issues with this car what so ever, but you won't be digging holes in your pocket if it does, Alfa aren't as expensive as they used to be. The twin exhausts and daytime lights make it look sleek and cool. This vehicle is larger than it looks in the photos! It mimics a Golf in size rather than a Fiesta or Polo. Auto headlights, rain sensor wipers, mp3/USB/bluetooth system all come as standard. I've owned a Porsche, an RX-8, a Golf as I said earlier. And this car easily beats them hands down. You can have the fun, fuel economy, handling, reliability, impressive looks, stylish interior and comfort all rolled into one Italian road eating machine! Fantastic.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Perfect, no issues.
Performance

5 out of 5

Fast and great at handling!
Running Cost

5 out of 5

50mpg! You can't go wrong!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.4 TB MA 170 HP TCT Lusso Petrol

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Review
Just completed 2,000 miles trip on Continent. This car is excellent. Comfortable - no aches or pains. Smooth, quiet (dependent on good road surface) almost no noticeable or disturbing noise from either wind or engine. Excellent engine. TCT gearbox excellent on mountain passes. Well-built, no rattles. Suspension well controlled with very good ride comfort. 38.2 mpg door to door on motorways and country roads in Dynamic mode over 2,000 miles. Stop-Start needs fully charged battery (town driving kills it) - I have trickle charger to take care of this and all is 100% thanks to peak battery condition. This a very nice, well-made car - and it's so good looking.
Reliability

5 out of 5

No problems over 11 months (36 months guarantee not used so far).
Performance

5 out of 5

Very satisfying when set in D mode. Nice and calm in N mode, but always ready to jump if asked to.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Euro tests are known to be "not real". This car seems quite thirsty idling in town traffic - 27 mpg - but 41-45 can be achieved on quiet open road/after midnight in town and town driving is OK provided you keep the Stop-Start in peak condition.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
NO FAULTS SO FAR
Running Cost

4 out of 5

UNDER WARRANTY

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36.5
Review
The car is 18 months old and in the year I hav owned there have been no significant problems
Running Cost

4 out of 5

The mpg is better than my previous car which had a similar performance

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

39
Review
Had coolant leak fixed by dealer
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Insurance and tax very low for bhp. Servicing intervals over 20k and covered by Alfa for first two services

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

58

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
like all my Alfa's its been 100% relaible

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
1 minor problem with the heating sensor. Repaired in 5 mins.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Only had petrol t pay for. No other costs incurred.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

46.8
Review
One breakdown. A clip on the turbocharger came loose and the pressure drop caused the car to go into limp home mode. Car was collected by Alfa, repaired and returned in a couple of days.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Good mpg. I average around 46/48. Best so far has been a long distance trip at a steady 60/65 mph. Car did 57 mpg over a distance of 185 miles. Only one service needed so far, cost around Ł250.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

39
Review
Faultless really, does what I want and want I expect, and more.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Veloce, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Early days, but great so far, no problems.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Veloce, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
It's excellent - the best car i've owned in the last 20 years.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
A very attractive and comfortable car with very good acceleration, whilst up to date some simple things have been overlooked such as visibility for the driver partially blocked by headrests and poorly located dials

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Lusso, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Fantastic balance between design, performance, style and practicality that is great fun to drive but with good eco credentials with it's advanced and efficient multiair engine

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Lusso, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

New
Reliability

5 out of 5

I am impressed with it's build quality having previously owned 5 Audi's
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Excellent MPG and free first year tax and £30 therafter

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Veloce 170bhp, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

Couple of squeaks from the trim, sorted by dealer. Weatherstrip on passenger door worked loose, fixed by dealer under warranty.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Fantastic mpg for the performance. Usually averaging 50 - 55 mpg.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

4 out of 5

problem with particle filter blocking
Running Cost

4 out of 5

fuel efficient

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.4 TB 170

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
Bought this car second hand with 45k on the clock for £6500. I'm now up to 80k over 3 years so I've done my fair share of driving in it. Driving: Very fun to drive, especially on a great B road in 'Dynamic mode' The 1.4TB 170 engine is great and the gearbox shifts beautifully. I bought this when I was 21, as it has a lot of power for a small engine and made it viable to insure. On motorway trips you can get 45MPG if your carefully, with my typical commute/travel I get just shy of 40MPG, which includes the odd B road where you can open it up a bit. Cabin: I love the half leather interior on my model, seats are comfy and it's a nice place to sit. Cabin build quality isn't bad but i've got some rattles from dash plastic and speaker covers now, which can be fixed temporarily with some WD40. My older model had bluetooth calls but not media, but I bought a £20 kit to install an aux port and add a blue and me bypass to allow aux input. Rear leg room is ok but not as good as some competitors. Running Costs: Relatively Cheap to tax and insure. I have had the car for 3 years and I have had no MOT issues or advisories other than consumables (Tyres, pads ect). Only issue I had was some of the cables snapped in the rear wiring loom, but it was a very cheap and easy fix. Overall I love my Alfa, it's a great all rounder and still puts a smile on my face on the right road. I've had no mechanical issues with it and it's aged beautifully, as unlike competitors it has changed very little styling wise. I've got a private plate on mine and most people are very surprised when I tell them how old it is!
Reliability

5 out of 5

Other than one minor electrical fault I have zero issues with the car.
Performance

5 out of 5

In 'Normal' Driving mode the car is pretty sensible with muted throttle. In Dynamic mode the steering and throttle response are super sharp.
Running Cost
The 170 Petrol is one of the thirstier variants but can still get 40MPG+ with careful driving.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.4 MultiAir 170 ps TCT

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

46
Review
Super car Ride comfortable and yet very good handling Still an eyecatcher No problem after 20,000 miles You can also sparingly ride :)
Reliability

5 out of 5

No problem
Performance

5 out of 5

Great if you wish
Running Cost

5 out of 5

You can also sparingly ride, if you wish

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.0Jtdm Veloce

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

47
Review
Love my Giulietta! Over the past 2.5 years it's been amazing, such a nice car to drive with heavier pedals and heavier steering than most. It handles corners really well and the engine punches pretty well! Average 45mpg in town, 50-60 on long journeys although since opting for cheaper tyres I haven't beat 50mpg. It's been in and out of the garage a few times for headlight faults, driver's side kept not working intermittently (bi-xenon) £140 to have the bulb changed as it's made ridiculously that my local garage couldnt do it! When I first got the car a sensor broke in the gearbox but this was replaced under warranty. If you're after a driver's car then don't hesitate, my heart is what swayed me and my heart was right! All past cars I'd had for no more than a year and the Giulietta is definitely a keeper.
Reliability
Has been mostly reliable, only small but expensive faults with sensors, headlights and connections
Performance

5 out of 5

Put the car in to Dynamic mode and you'll have a blast, increases the throttle response and I don't know what it does to the handling but it makes it a lot more fun! 170bhp is enough, but tempted to remap to 200+
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Servicing, parts and labour costs are high as this car is extremely awkward to work on! Can get up to 60mpg on a run though!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.4 Sprint

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
It's very difficult to fault this car. It's fun, practical, beautiful and solid. It's DNA device (a cockpit activated engine mapping selector which incorporates Dynamic/Normal/and All Weather), means it's sort of three drives - and certainly two distinct personalities in one car. The Dynamic mode (for which read Sport) being most useful as a 'push to pass' which sees the car become extremely rapid and share handling. It's well appointed as standard, but with lots of options available, plus there's plenty of room in the boot and it's spacious enough in the back for adults without complaint. The insurance on the petrol version isn't through the roof either and best of all, it isn't an indistinct German exercise in box ticking - but rather a proper motorcar with a soul! So if you like to drive - and don't really care about spoon-fed notions regarding status, this is a storming ride with the character of a small Gran Tourer, but with the practicalities of a hatchback!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Sportiva 1.4 170bhp TCT Auto

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32.7
Review
Engaging and great to drive. Good road holding if a bit firm on suspension - but then you can't have it all ways. Engine is a joy and the auto gear box smooth and immediate. Got the paddle change which is brilliant when you need get rid of tailgaters. The steering is light and sharp. Lovely styling and a welcome change from all the boring Golfs and Audis around. Would never buy an Alfa before this one but I think they have got their act together at last. Only disappointment is petrol consumption. av 32.7 mpg. I could achieve this with my 200bhp turbo VW Eos which was a heavy solid car and I am not a boy racer either.
Reliability
No problems so far
Performance

5 out of 5

Really quick and sporty - Normal mode is plenty dynamic
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Nowhere near claimed average mpg and I don't have a heavy right foot

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.4 multiair

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
No problems, make me smile a lot. Have to be careful not to speed as it does it effortlessly and rapidly. Stop start is random but great in heavy traffic jams. Handling is the best in its class. Brakes are way sensitive but incredible stopping power.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Excellent.No faults to date
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Relatively low car tax and running costs especially having regard todriveability and performance

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
As good if not better than the Germans best certainly the best alfa romeo for a long time
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Much better than previous cars closer to predicted mpg

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Review
Apart from 12month from purchase Service I have not been anywhere near the franchised dealer. I did take the car in to a local non-franchised dealer to check out the alloy wheels and traction after experience with serious pot holes in the area.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Apart from fuel I have only had to pay Ł150 for a service at 8,500mls plus Ł200 for repair to rear end (hit & run)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32
Review
Never a problem of any variety
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Great MPG for powerful car - plenty of smiles per Ł

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Review
Impeccable.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Incredibly low for such a big car

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

51
Review
No problems
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Nothing yet 21000 between services

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

56
Review
No issues whatsoever in the two years I have had the car
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Really pleased with ave 56mpg; otherwise had a first service at 21k and next is not due till 42k. No spare parts needed

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
No significant issues.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Servicing excessive

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55
Review
2 Minor problems which have been sorted very quickly by the dealer
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Company Car -Running costs unknown

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
No issues at all, most cars have a niggle within a few months of ownership
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Great fuel consumption, only changed wipers and they were very reasonable

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Cloverleaf, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Best car i have ever owned!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

T-jet, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
I am very pleased with the car, i would never replace another.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

veloce, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
An excellent all round package and enjoyable to drive

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

lusso, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

Quality could be better. Great style but with the quality of a golf.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Has a good gas mileage. Didn't have no spare parts

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Veloce, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

Return to dealer once for a 5 minute repair to a petrol cap flap. Other than that, nothing. No problems, rattles bits coming apart.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

mpg for normal running is less than advertised. This is not an issue and relates more to the standard EU tests and is true of all recent cars.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Veloce, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Veloce, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

No problems with either reliability or build quality. No rattles yet.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Economical diesel

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Veloce, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Cloverleaf, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

4 out of 5

One self inflicted problem caused by circuit driving but that aside a brilliantly well made car. Alfa have really raised their game with each generation of models from my experience.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Huge service intervals, no maintenance, but I have had to replace the tyres frequently. To be expected with powerful fwd cars, as is 29mpg average

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

veloce, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

3 out of 5

I have had to contact the dealer because the brakes were squeaking loudly, the car was running rough like it was misfiring and the passenger side speaker has rattled loose
Running Cost

3 out of 5

The car is slightly thirstier than I thought it would be but this is the first time I have run a small engined car with a turbo

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

lusso, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

No problem so far

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Cloverleaf, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

4 out of 5

I have experienced no major failures, though did have some minor issues at one point with respect to glue quality, etc
Running Cost

4 out of 5

In its class it relates fairly well to its competitors (other medium hatches with 220 to 250 bhp), its cleaner (reducing company car tax, and can achieve relatively good mpg)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Lusso, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

4 out of 5

No problems with reliability or build quality
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Not as economical as anticipated , but new engine,and too many short journeys. Also tendency to prefer drive status in Dynamic mode. Lower Road tax & insurance costs good.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Veloce, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Better than our previous car, but no matter how gently we drive, we can't get anywhere near the claimed economy figures!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

veloce, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

4 out of 5

Gear knob fell apart. Apart from that no problems
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Expensive services - but I knew that

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Veloce 1.4 MA 170 TCT

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
Trouble-free car. Engine is very powerful and the TCT gearbox changes quickly and smoothly. At a constant speed, fuel consumption is low. It's comfortable, but with good handling and has a sporty and timeless design.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

29
Review
No issues so far
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Using far more fuel than advertised - even accounting for urban driving

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Review
Very good, thus far.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Very goodl fuel economy.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Review
It does what it says on the tin
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Cheaper than a 1.0 Lupo

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

37
Review
Faultless
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Free service offer for 5 years - great.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32
Review
There have been no problems.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

the fules economy is no where near that stated but I think that is normal

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Review
MINOR ANNOYING FAULTS
Running Cost

4 out of 5

PROBABLY TOO BIG FOR OUR NEEDS , BUT HAPPY WITH MPG CONSIDERING SIZE/POWER

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
good
Running Cost

4 out of 5

only petrol and oil

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

veloce, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
It has lived up to my expectations in every way

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Veloce, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
This is my 5th alfa so i'm bound to be a bit biased by now, but the new giulietta has far exceeded my expectations. It is a joy to drive and i don't need much of an excuse to jump in it and rack up a few more miles.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Veloce, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Brillant ,well designed and constructed motor car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Veloce, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

5 out of 5

superb! First class in all areas
Running Cost

5 out of 5

very good

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Veloce, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

New
Reliability

5 out of 5

So far no complaints with this excellent car. Very well put together, all buttons and switches in logical position with great retro feel and appearance
Running Cost

4 out of 5

gives good MPG

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

veloce, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

New
Reliability

5 out of 5

seems well built, so far reliable but a bit early to go nap
Running Cost

5 out of 5

too soon to say more

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Veloce, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Bought Car

Used
Reliability

4 out of 5

100% reliable so far. Build quality good but heated seat buttons flimsey and cheap. Panel around adjustable steering column not flush with dash and has a gap. Quality of instruments and dials good. Half leather seats which are good quality and comfrotable
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Hve the 1.6 109 bhp diesel. Advertises 64 MPG but I am getting around 52 - 54 which is good. Inever believe manufacturers MPG literature.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.0 JTDM-2 Veloce 5dr

Year of registration

2011

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Great car, economically efficient and reliable. Rarely has any problems and has a very good driving experience. Definitely recommend both as a city car or for long distance commuting!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Business 1.6 JTDM

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
One of the most reliable cars I've ever had. I've put 40k miles on it in two years, and no unexpected issues to speak of at all. It handles well for a hatchback, and put in dynamic mode, it can shift really fast. Usual lack of storage space for an Alfa, otherwise no grumbles at all.

Owner Review

5 out of 5