In-depth Reviews

Alfa Romeo MiTo owner reviews

“The Alfa Romeo MiTo is an upmarket supermini, but it can’t compete with the MINI hatchback or Audi A1 for design or driver involvement”

Carbuyer Rating

2.1 out of 5

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Owners Rating

4.3 out of 5

69%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

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Common Problems

  • Electrics (12 cases)
  • Engine (2 cases)
  • Other (9 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine, Other (1 cases)
  • Suspension (2 cases)
  • Brakes (5 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Suspension (2 cases)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

0.9 Twin Air Turbo Speciale

Year of registration

2017

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Jeremy Clarkson once said "everyone should own an Alfa Romeo at least once in their lifetime" (or words similar). Having recently achieved this goal, and become the proud owner of a MITO 0.9 TwinAir Speciale, I am a very happy lad. Before buying the car, I was really hard pressed to find any decent reviews. I think the only one to give this car a good report was the RAC review. Many reviewers are scathing, and give this car low ratings. I am bewildered. It is an utter joy of a car, and the only downside is that I may have future neck muscle strain, because every time I park it, I must look back at it a minimum of six times. It is a little retro feeling inside, having simple knobs for heater etc, but I like this, it has an old fashioned authenticity about it. The engine has a lovely little growl for such a small power plant, and while not blisteringly powerful, does a decent job. I have upgraded 18" wheels, which I'm so glad I pushed the dealer for (got free upgrade), as they are achingly beautiful, and just finish the car perfectly. All those reviewers that bleat about the bumpy ride? Shut it chaps (and ladies), that's rubbish, I find the road sensation spot on, I want sporty, not spongy. The car clings to bends and the low seating position adds to the sporty feel. My version came with carbon fibre effect dash, door linings, flat bottomed steering wheel, red stitching Alfa logo on head rests (gorgeous), and darkened gun-metal coloured mirrors, light surrounds and door handles, and finished off nicely with red brake callipers. I absolutely love this car, and I'm so glad I ignored the poor reviews and went my own way. I mean, some reviewers made comparisons to the Ford Fiesta.....please!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.4 95hp

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
I totally disagree with carbuyer's opinion: I think the MiTo has excellent driving characteristics, no problems with the handling, even at relatively high speed. It has superb brakes and my interior is rattle free after 7 years of use. I can't understand terms like "cheap plastics" _ would anyone prefer "expensive plastics" that rattle or crack or bend when left under heavy sunlght? One thing I would agree with is the DNA system: trying it on the test drive car I was dissapointed with the poor performance on A or N, so I ordered my car with no DNA, performance always in Dynamic.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Absolutely reliable, haven't change not even a bulb during seven years of constant use
Performance

5 out of 5

Takes corners as if it were a train on rails, acceleration is perfect for safe overtaking, brakes give you a high degree of confidence: they stop the car as you wish and ABS has triggered only once, when after an accident on the road there was oil spilled on tarmac.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

If I used on motorways with an average speed of 110km/h, I never get consumption greater than 5,5 lt/100 km. Serviced the car 3 times (as recommended by AR) at moderate to low cost.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Twinair qv line

Year of registration

2015

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
Well equipped and stylish. Was a good price as pre regersted With 50 miles. Fun to drive with nicely weighted controls, the TwinAir engine is far better than I expected it sounds great and good on the motorway with free road tax and low insurance. I like the firm composed ride but others might not. The seats have nice support for the lower back. The only problem I've had is an electrical fault with the rear wiper.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.6 JTDM Distinctiv

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
I bought this car at 3 years old with 37k miles and have since added another 15k. The car is superb! The engine offers brilliant pull and more than enough power. Even when fully loaded and driving uphill I can overtake without dropping from 6th gear. I drive it reasonably 'enthusiastically' and it still returns 50mpg with no motorway use. Motorway driving sees this climb above 55mpg. The suspension is firm but no worse than a Mini and it has fantastic grip. At 6'2" i find the seats/driving position comfortable. The car has excellent equipment with bluetooth, USB connectivity, cruise control, DNA system and a good AC system. There is enough space/storage for a car of this class. It impressed me during snowy/icy weather where it felt sure footed. To date the only issue has been a leaking EGR cooler which cost £70 to replace. My sister owns a 2010 Mini Cooper which I drove regularly before buying this. The Alfa is superior in terms of seat comfort, equipment, interior quality, style, space and performance. The Mini does have that extra inch of drivers fun but the Mito is still fun and does everything else better than the Mini.
Reliability
Over 50k miles and only one non-consumable £70 part needed replaced. Interior is solid and rattle free.
Performance

4 out of 5

Given efficiency this car has all the real world performance you will need to let you have fun
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Cheap road tax (£30) given performance on offer and great fuel efficiency.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.4 Lusso

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
Had it 2.5 years and only fault has been an electric window regulator which squealed a bit and was replaced by the dealer for free under warranty. Other than that no problems. Solid build quality, feel really safe in the Mito. Decent fuel economy unless you switch into Dynamic mode too much. Mine is not a multi air engine but is perky enough and handles motorway speeds with ease. Comfortable, well equipped and beautiful squeak free interior into which a lot of thought and imagination has been put. The exterior too is different and original. The ride though can be a bit bumpy on uneven roads. But still love the car.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.4 TB 155 VELOCE

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Review
Great car, not had it long but love driving it. Not great on fuel but puts a lot of other cars to shame at the lights. Blue&me works great. Looks fantastic. Love driving this car! Can't comment on the reliability yet but good so far.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.4 multi-air distinctiv

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
The car is a good looker. Many people have told me how good the car looks... Just a shame it doesn't happen very often as mine is always in the garage due to the amount of problems. Oil is the main one. Gone through two sets of valves! Disappointed, but it which is a shame because the car is a nice little driver and is reasonably quick.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Review
Only one issue with track rods..but that was caused by me not slowing for speed bumps

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

31.6
Review
Only owned for 3 weeks and broke down with steering Fault and heater motor failed

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32
Review
Only one minor problem (misfire) which resolved itself, but the dealer replaced the Coil after checking the car's computer data. The problem has not happened again
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Has cost nothing other than fuel. Consumption is OK considering 170bhp. At lower speeds over 50mpg has been seen on trip computer.

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

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

44

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Review
No problems so far

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Great car to drive. Often leaves with a smile on my face when i get out of it after a journey, but not as much of a smile when i have to fill it up again.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Veloce - (Highest), 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Love this car, pleasure to drive. no problems. would recommend to anyone.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Brilliant car, spacious, comfortabel, 3 yrs on still looks fresh, reliable, good performance,

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Lusso 120, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great looking and handling car. Responsive engine makes it a real pleasure. Interior styling is excellent and so important as it is what you are stuck looking at whilst you are driving. Our 1995 fiesta had better interior styling than most of the cars we looked at when buying the mito

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Pleasantly confident that italian style can come with a practical design and good build quality

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Veloce TB155, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great little car with really good performance in d mode. Let down by fuel economy and some minor niggles, but brings a smile to my face when i drive it.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
It is stylish with good perfomance and economy and stands out amongst other super minis

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

cloverleaf, 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 brilliant car underrated by the magazines. eg cheaper than the mini,better built,more practical,quicker and yet this is somehow not portrayed by the media. Best car in its class by far!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 JDTM

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

55
Review
Why this car gets such a bad press is beyond me. It's stylish, more practical than a MINI, great to drive and cheap to run - especially the 1.6 diesel. Ignore the 0-60 stats - in Dynamic mode the Mito accelerates brilliantly. The handling and grip are good - more body roll than a Fiesta, but at least you can feel it. Economy is fantastic - 60mpg easily if you drive carefully, and even thrashing it in dynamic mode you will still manage in the 40s. Great on the motorway too. Minor issues: some build quality problems - I sold this after 50k when the heating and interior lighting hit a couple of snags, and at 35k the rear third brake light cover fell off. My version also didn't have an aux port, USB, Bluetooth or DAB, but newer models will. So if you're after a stylish, fairly practical small car that's amazing to drive - pick up a used one if these.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Quadrifoglio Verde 1.4 Turbo

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

39
Review
I absolutely adore the Mito QV. Very solid, brilliant performance and beautiful to look at. In Dynamic mode it is fantastic fun but a roomy, quality car to commute in. Genuine Alfa fun and spirit. Highly recomended.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Faultless. Very solid car, no rattles or mechanical issues.
Performance

5 out of 5

The QV is outstanding performance with matching syspension setup. Such fun it reminds me of my old 147 GTA.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

With spirited driving MPG can drop to just under 40mpg but in the main it is very frugal.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

Sprint 1.3 85bhp

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

60
Review
Recent knocking noise required replacement of front suspension strut top mountings at a cost of £276.62. This on a four year old car with less than 24,000 miles on clock. Careful driver / normal roads. Never had this with any other car and suggest there is a design or quality issue. Forget the above average mpg this will need to cover almost 6,000miles to recover the cost.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.3 jtdm diesel 85bhp

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
This is my first car . I just love it . It handles very well . It feels safe and sporty . Very cheap to run . However, most plastics inside the cabin have bad quality and they make rattling noises sometimes .

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.4 TB 120

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Love this little car - had it for just over 4 years. Still looks good drive drives even better. Always got the power when you want to overtake. The only slight let downs are quite a hard ride, the paint work does seem to chip more than most cars and the hand break freezes on in a heavy frost. But even so I wouldn't trade for anything - it's class. Fun to drive, looks good and cheap to run.
Reliability

4 out of 5

Always starts feels safe even in icy and snowy conditions.
Performance

5 out of 5

Love that you can always seem to overtake without worrying about not getting by.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Cheap to run.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.3 jtd eco distinctive

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Most reliable and economical car i' ve ever owned. The only dealer visits are for normal maintenance intervals. Never had this experience before with my german cars. Looks good, nice firm sporty ride, steering feedback could be improved.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Zero problems
Performance

5 out of 5

It is a 85 hp diesel, what can you expect, but does it in a smoother way than its 3 cylinder rivals.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Not the promised figures as stated in the commercials, but Still very economical

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.3 jdtm2 junior

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

60
Review
this is my first Alfa and what a car it is. The styling is awesome and always brings a smile when I look at it. for a small diesel it is quick enough and quiet which surprised me. No issues so far

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

1.3 diesel

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Review
A very 'pretty girly' hot hatch. It has poor equipment and design. Steering controls wear quickly and get stuck, radio and dash is pretty ugly, the car feels cheap! The heating dials feel very cheap and flimsy, the gearknob feels loose and could come off in your hands after slight wear, the air vents are very delicate and do not take much movement over time before snapping the clips! The electric windows get stuck every now and then and shoot back down. Wipers move slightly up the windscreen at motorway speeds. Engine cover rattles on brackets/cover near the turbo. The glovebox is tiny and any sort of weight in it besides the owners manual means an annoying vibration/rattles. It's not spacious enough for a baby seat, the seats hurt your back due to a bar at the bottom and it's generally a poor driving position if you are above 4ft!! There are electrical faults galore and they completely stop the car from working. Scrapes on most bumpers due to the undercarriage and bumper. Underneath strut brace is weak and too low so gets damaged easily.
Reliability

1 out of 5

Awful don't buy one

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

37.1
Review
No reliability issues.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Maintenance costs are relatively high but this is my second Alfa so was expected. Fuel economy, while not brilliant, is expected given the performance nature of the car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Review
totally reliable so far
Running Cost

3 out of 5

not good on fuel consumption, but newer models are

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

35
Review
I have experienced no problems with my car, it starts first time every time, runs well and drives well
Running Cost

5 out of 5

All it costs is fuel, tax, insurance, and one pair of new front tyres

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
top notch, no faults and no recalls
Running Cost

4 out of 5

not needed ant parts, minimal servicing

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44.5
Review
Some teething problems at first but now settled to being a reliable car
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Servicing costly but not very often Oil change and 2nd service done seperatley but within 2000 miles of one another prompted by dashboard logo prompt

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

52
Review
Hd the car from new - just over 3 years
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Cheap to fule, tax & insure.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
So far so good
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Not bad

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Veloce MultiAir 135bhp, 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

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Makes you smile but its a long wait for the door windowa to defrost in winter (you can open a frozen door but you cant shut it until it defrosts).

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Cloverleaf, 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
It's an alfa, it puts a huge smile on your face!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Great - neven thought about an alfa before

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.4 135 Lusso TB

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37
Review
Mine is a 135 lusso 1.4tb, it's a peach of a car, if you look after it and maintain it. Just make sure you use the correct grade of oil and change the oil strainer, as that always gets overlooked, the only problems I have had are the heated rear window does not work and the radio reception was pants, upon investigation I found it has 2 aerials, 1 on the roof for the GPS satnav, and one in the rear window for the radio. The Italians in their wisdom, used crap wiring, and constant opening of the boot has caused the wires to snap for the aerial and heated rear window 1/2 hour with a soldering iron and some better wire for a patch and all was fixed. I love my auto lights and auto wipers the chromatic rear view mirror, I couldn't live without that one now. The brakes in my opinion are brilliant. The ride well mine has been lowered and on coil overs so can't comment what the standard ride is like, front seats are comfy enough, though I would've loved to be able to pull the steering wheel out a few more inches. The DNA switch well put it in Dynamic mode and the electronics take over no turbo lag power is instant its like you have an extra 20bhp it's mental, I love it. Fuel economy well around town and motorway driving for the past month I've averaged 37mpg, a couple of 30 mile runs sitting at 60 I've have got it way up to between 47 and 57mpg. It's hard to admit the best car I've owned, my previous car was an Audi 1.8 turbo and this little Mito, eclipses it!
Reliability

5 out of 5

More reliable than my previous Audi A3 1.8 turbo As with all cars with stop start, make sure the battery is good, slightest voltage drop in the battery as with all stop start systems in all makes of car, and it will fail, so I and after taking to other people with start stop systems, just turn it off.
Performance
If its in dynamic mode, brilliant.
Running Cost
Very good

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.4 TB 120 Veloce

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Great little car, I have no major complaints. Bought it in 2012 and only got rid of it as I was getting a newer more powerful version. The only real issue I had was with the rear brake freezing in winter which was fixed by changing the hand brake cable. Which I understand is common with Alfa's anyway. The ride is a bit rough but other than that it's been a brilliant little car. Always started without a problem, overtook without a worry and still looked very smart. I also always felt very safe in it even in snow and ice, stuck to the road like it was on tracks. There's also plenty of boot space which it's often been slated for. All in all I'd have another.
Reliability
Always starts and runs well.
Performance

5 out of 5

Love they way it drives never worried about overtaking.
Running Cost
Good economical car to run, low car tax, insurance and fuel costs.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 JTDM

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
I disagree with the Carbuyer review of the Mito. Uninspiring to drive? Put the Mito into Dynamic mode and it wipes the floor with those boring Audi's and Mini's. The ride is firm but it's a sports style small car so what do you expect? The Mito is a stunning car to look at and sit in. The number of envious looks you get from drivers of the boring, conformist Ford Fiesta lot alone tells you something. This is the best car that I have owned by an absolute mile and I wouldn't swap it for any other brand.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.4 Cloverleaf Sportiva 140bhp Turbo

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
I can't fault my Alfie, being my first car (i had a previous car for about a month before it blew up - oops) and only being 18 I thought it would be "too far" for my "first" car. My insurance is next to nothing and I have no blackbox. I also have a previous claim on my insurance. I have done 5000 miles in the last 3 months of owning it, 300 mile road trip and lots of motorway commuting. She's fast, smart and an definite eye turner. Only thing I'm not so happy about is the lack of lights, I wish she came with day time running lights. I recommend to all.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Totally reliable can't fault
Performance

5 out of 5

Fast in every mode, turbo is beast.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Efficient

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Review
NO ISSUES
Running Cost

4 out of 5

GOOD FUEL ECONOMY

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

52

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

49.9
Review
Generally very good just the odd minor niggle
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Acceptable

Owner Review

4 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

37
Review
No Problems to date
Running Cost

4 out of 5

No issues. service every two years

Owner Review

4 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

38
Review
Hasnt let me down but air con wasnt working when it was collected as a new car. Took 3 days to find the fault. Said it was due to a stray weld in the system. My view is that this should have been picked up on pre delivery inspection
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Five years free servicing but only serviced every 2 years , fuel fairly good insurane less than the Clio I 1.4 dynamique S that I traded in

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

49.5
Review
Perfect no problems to report
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Very cheap to run, tax and insure

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

42
Review
No faults as of yet
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Given the performance available the fuel economy is very good however it is some way off the claimed figures!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
not one problem at all
Running Cost

4 out of 5

mpg could be better

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
Does everything to show the outdated belief that alfa romeos are unreliable, is indeed outdated
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Parts can be expensive, but you pay for the quality

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
Far better than Alfa Romeos reputation would lead you to expect

Owner Review

4 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

40
Review
Had the AA out to it once due to a ignition coil which stopped working but a simple unplug and plug back in cured it but so far so good.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Very cheap car to run. Cheap on fuel and insurance.

Owner Review

4 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

36
Review
Owned from new adn no problems so far despite Alfa's reputation!
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Thirsty for a smallish car and servicing is very expensive

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.4 TB Veloce

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

44
Review
I've not had a car that I've been this attached to before. It looks good, goes where you point it and is just real fun to drive. The only downside is the ride quality is a bit bumpy but I still love this little car. It's different in a good way.

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
Excellent performance, great styling and a fantastic brand image.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
A very good car - stylish, reliable, ample performance and quality accessories. Also good support from franchised dealer.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
I describe it as my little monster...

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very happy with driving pleasure & ownership experience. New alfa romeos defy general opinion of unreliability it used to be identified with. Excellent dealership experience. I have just ordered the new giulietta to replace the mito for a bigger car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
I am more than happy with my alfa it is a pleasure to drive good performance linked with economy. This is my second alfa and i would buy another.

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
Brilliant

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Stylish, fun car with decent handling, practical for it's size and good performance and economy. Would definately buy another.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Cloverleaf, 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 great little drive with a brilliant balance between performance (170bhp) and economy (40mpg). Looks great too.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

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

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent overall but paintwork on the less then good side.

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
Typical alfa looks good if a little different. Nothing like all the other boxes on the road.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

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

43

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great, just as i expected for a small sporty car. Not bought for kids or shopping just for me to drive !

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent

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
A good car with a few minor niggles wouldnt be a alfa without them

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Best car i have owned so far, some minor faults such as brake squeal but was fixed easily and a courtesy car was provided also. I love it's performance as it is so effortless in and out of town and there it's a real head turner still after owning it for a year. Alfa romeo dealer has been also the best dealer i have had for a long time.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Rear windscreen washer hose became disconnected after icing up. I use this vehicle for daily commute and site visits rather than use my alfa brera. I love the dna control especially how the electronic q2 slip differential has a positive effect on roadholding on bends.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Bought for my partner for work an shopping.she loves it, possibly the best looking car in it's class, we love it.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent; fine blend of style, comfort, handling, performance and economy.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Nice car to drive, looks good, good price with lots of gadgets. No more problems than any other brand i have had in the past. Dealers are a bit lacklustre though.

Owner Review

4 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

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

1.3 jtdm

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
To start off, I’m the third owner of my car so I wasn’t expecting it to be perfect. However, the first year of owning it was brilliant, everything worked fine and it was good. But that’s when the problems started, at first it was just the back window wiper going off on its own EVERY single time my ignition was switched on and then at 56,000 I had a wheel bearing break which set me back a couple of hundred and I had a fuse blow on me. I had the bearing changed and that solved that so I was happy. The fuse however, now that’s a pain that hasn’t gone away yet. I had it changed and it worked for a few days until it blew again. I changed it and again it work ed but only for 2 days this time before it went again. So again, I changed it and it only took 1 minute to blow AGAIN! I’m not having to take it back to my mechanic to have the wiring looked at as that’s now the most likely cause of this hassle. My car's been on and off the road for days now so I would recommend staying well clear of a Mito as they just seem to have constant electrical faults in them as I’ve found. That’s all the bad stuff but on a nice note, the car is very good looking which I’m happy about and when it’s in the ‘dynamic’ mode it’s a beast to drive. I still would not recommend this car though due to all the problems I’ve had with a car that’s really only just been broken in as it’s only on about 56000 miles as I said before.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.4 TB 135

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
I do love this car but can't give it 5 as I'll explain. I had a 2009 Veloce 120TB and loved it so thought I'd upgrade a bit and get a 2013 Sportiva 135. Ok I'll start with the bad bits; When driving in All weather or Natural mode it really lacks power, pulling off at a junction can feel a bit dangerous, as it kind of does nothing until you put your foot right down. The only saving grace is that you can leave it in D mode and it will stay there when you come to it the next day, unlike the old one. However the 120TB had power in all three modes so driving this is a bit of a disappointment in that respect. The back seats are useable at a push but you wouldn't want to have to get out there in a hurry. It's definitely not a car to choose if you have kids even tiny ones, in fact especially if they're little as it would be very tricky getting a kid out of the seat. This isn't a problem to me as it's usually only me and my wife. I can't really judge the fuel economy but it doesn't seem as good as the 120TB other than that I can't say. Now the good bits; It looks really smart, I always look back at it when I park and am proud to get in it when I come back. Inside it feels like a lot more has gone into making it feel more classy. The doors are more solid and sound better when you close them. The seats are more supportive and there are plenty of adjustments to position to suit most heights and sizes. My son is 6'6'' and he can drive it with space above his head. The arm rest is better quality and feel stronger and better designed. The interior altogether feels much more substantial. The boot space is a good for the size of the car. The paint work seems a lot less susceptible to stone chips, unlike my old one. The ride is lot smoother and doesn't throw you around like the 120TB . Driving in Dynamic mode is great very quick off the mark and good linear acceleration. It clings to road around bends and feels very safe even when the roads are icy. I just like these cars, they're fun to drive and look good. If there's only 2 of you, they're reasonably practical.
Reliability
Always starts no matter what the weather is like.
Performance
Love it in D mode and hate it in N and A.
Running Cost
Road tax is cheap and insurance is ok too. Fuel consumption seems a little high but that may be my driving style.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

36
Review
No problems for an Alfa!
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Cheap!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

36
Review
Only minor problem with front bumper and wheel arch

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
Nothing major has gone wrong as yet. Just a mirror motor and steering rubber both were fixed under warranty and car was only off the road for a total of 1.5 hours.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Mpg fine. Cannot comment about spares as I haven't replaced anything yet.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
I'm prejudiced in favour of alfa romeos and this one pleases me though fiat influences are fairly obvious.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Brilliant unique great style very good performance would recommend the brand its a drivers car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Lusso, 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
Surprisingly good, beautiful car that is really different from the others. When i first bought it, i liked it. Now i am truly in love with it. Every day when i drive it and return back home, i turn the engine off and feel like thanking the car for the pleasure. It's an alfa romeo... and this sort of magic happens. Sounds madness, but it does.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

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

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great little car well happy with it.would recommend to someone after a small hatch back

Owner Review