Don't listen to stereotypes- Alfas ARE reliable!Giulietta Series 1 Distinctive (2014-2016)
Love the styling, economy and the zippy engine. Feels like a mini-Maserati. Quality leather seats and interior make it special. I don't understand why they say that the interior is not like the Germans because I cannot rationally see any difference. I love the sound of the motor yet it is quiet inside when cruising. I enjoy the manual gearbox and feel like a formula 1 driver. Had the car for 8 years and it has never failed- replaced the battery only this year since I bought the car. Love it! Diappointed that I cannot get into a level entry Giulia- need a lotto win. Definitely buy Alfa again.Show details
Impossible fun! Nothing betterGiulietta Series 0 QV (Quad Verde) (2011-2014)
Gorgeous to look at, impeccable build quality, excellent audio system, real Italian leather, amazing brakes, heaps of untapped performance and despite what the uninformed say, reliable!Show details
Wow..wow..wowGiulietta Series 0 QV (Quad Verde) (2011-2014)
Have owned my beauty for 3 years.
Daily commuter for two of them. Has not missed a beat.
Serviced regularly by a euro mechanic and I couldn’t be happier.
Simplicity in the cabin, small glove box , practical drink holders would be nice. But it’s a sports car right!
Phenomenal power and handling and it gets driven.
Well done Alfa Romeo the Giulietta has redeemed my faith in italian sports cars!!!
Almost perfect - Can't quite love it any more.....Giulietta Series 0 QV (Quad Verde) (2011-2014)
This car is used both for family, personal and work commitments and is used almost every day. The car is serviced through an authorized Alfa Romeo service centre always and on time.
Apart from the transmission getting pretty rough after a few years especially between 1st and 2nd, this WOULD be the perfect car. I used to look forward to driving it, now I still like driving it but with the jerky transmission the shine is a little off. It still starts every time no further hiccups or anything I just expected the transmission to last longer or at... Read moreleast Alfa to fix it (even at a cost) but they don't seem too interested telling me it's normal. It certainly isn't as it's far removed from when I drove it off the lot. I know cars get older but I've owned 5 cars in my life and none of the others were this clunky on the transmission after only a few years. Other than that the engine is still good and it can still be a bag lot of fun to drive acceleration and speed wise (the handling is SUPURB).
Long time Giulietta diesel reportGiulietta Series 0 Distinctive JTD-M (2012-2014)
Had my Giulietta Diesel from new since 2013. Has been a delight to own. Now up to 90000 k and not a real problem. I service it onece a year or 10000 km. Replaced belts once, replaced one engine mount, one rear door handle. Two sets of tires and a set of brakes pads. Mainly used on trips from Brisbane to Wollongong with fuel efficiency 4.5 lts / 100 kms. and daily driver in between. I love my Giulietta. My forever car.Show details
2014 Guilietta ManualGiulietta Series 0 Progression (2013-2014)
Best car I've ever owned. No problems at all. Manual gearbox is unreal. Put her in dynamic and she kills it. I've had friends smirk about it. I tell them, get behind the wheel and drive. When they finish they always walk away in awe. No smart comments then!Show details
Worst financial decision we ever madeGiulietta
Excited for our brand new alfa romeo giulietta in 2013, we unfortunately were sold a lemon. Within a few months the car began failing and within the first two years it was more than obvious that the car was faulty.
- Start-stop system disconnected as result of failed battery load test, battery replaced.
- Car switching off whilst driving or stopped at lights completely and not turning on, engine valve replaced.
- Check engine light on, start-stop disconnected, entire multi-air unit replaced
- Paddle shifts working intermittently, paddle shift
Nice car with typical Alfa issuesGiulietta Series 0 (No Badge) (2011-2014)
We've had our Alfa Giulietta (2013) now for about 5 years. My wife still loves it and although it's time to replace it she cant find another car she would prefer. We love the unique shape, it feels like an Alfa and it sounds like an Alfa.
Now for the bad bits:
If you really want enjoy owning an Alfa it pays to be or at least know someone handy with fixing things. Here are the things needed fixing on our Giulietta over the years that i was able to do myself. Some of these thing would have been a nightmare otherwise.
1: Rear passenger interior do
Not for the faint heartedGiulietta Series 1 Quadrifoglio Verde (2015-2016)
I've got 2015 QV TCT and loving it. Its my second Alfa after the 159 Ti. Alfas are stylish, classy and sporty. Not exactly trouble free (nothing is). I've owned many cars Japs and Germs. While my Japs actually had better reliability and cheaper to maintain, i never really enjoyed driving them. The Germs I had, didn't make me smile either; were expensive to fix, too common and just plain boring. I'd rather take the bus. Well the Alfas just made me feel special :-) Of course there is no such thing as the perfect car. Every car has its flaw. My Al... Read morefas have had its fair share of issues, like any other car brand would. What i've learnt is if you take care of your car, it will take care of you. If you don't care for your car (no mechanical sympathy) then may be Alfas are not for you. If you want safe and simple, don't think Alfa. If you want to live life a little, think Alfa.
Perfect car nil issues at allGiulietta Series 2 Veloce (2016-2023)
Nil issues at all. I love the way the car is. I would recommend this brand and model to anyone. Alfa is back bigger and better. Good work Alfa RomeoShow details
Never will I buy another AlfaGiulietta Series 0 Progression JTD-M (2013-2014)
Where to begin? I feel in love with the car as soon as I saw it and needed to have it. I knew that Alfa previously had a bad wrap but I assumed that after yrs of no Alfa that they would have smartened their act up, sadly I was wrong.... for the first year of owning it, it was pure bliss then the trouble started. It was recalled and had to have wiring fixed because of a fire hazard issue.... took the car back to the dealership in Brisbane to get the recall fixed, after 2 weeks of my car being there they called and advised that they didn’t have a... Read morell the correct wiring and it will need to be booked back in. The wiring finally came in and it was replaced which took over a week, after the new wiring went in this is when faults stated appearing on the screen... this stated off with the car screaming at me and beeping because even though all passengers and driver had their seatbelts on the car system said they didn’t and beeped, later on it said doors weren’t closed properly which meant that the car wouldn’t lock with the fob but had to be done manually, I had engine warning lights come on etc etc basically the dash board was like a Christmas tree.... all the times these faults happened I took it back to Alfa, they would reset the computer to make the faults go away but they didn’t know how to fix the problem, I called around to local machenics like Midas etc including ones that specialise in European cars and no one knew how to fix it including Alfa Romeos workshop form where I bought it from. During this time there was a rattle in the dash that was never possible to find just a rattle that drives you crazy. The DNA system is a load of crap, just the car holding it revs longer and the fake heavy feel in the steering wheel but it’s not a very engaging feel, it didn’t feel right to me and I never used it unless I was on the highway as all scence of steering went away it feels quite fauge which isn’t comphforting. No one knows how to service the car properly I’m always having to take it back because either wrong oil goes in or there isn’t any info on what things to use so it take them a while to let you know what’s happening..... there isn’t enough info on the car for a machenic including the dealerships machenic.... it’s a beautiful looking car but it’s cheaply put together with plastic that breaks and no info.... I’m truely sad to say that I wouldn’t recommend this car or Alfa all together as my mother in law has the new suv and it’s already causing her problems and she has only had it form 4mths
Think before you buyGiulietta Series 0 Distinctive (2012-2014)
Driving is ok. Uses a lot of 95 unleaded petrol and being 4cyl is slow to take off even when switched to turbo (which guzzles up heaps of petrol too). Rattling noise coming from dash. Sun visor came loose ages ago. Door handles are plastic and snap off, they're coated with silver alum which flakes off and cuts (replaced 3/4 times).Too much plastic inside. Archaic cumbersome manual turning wheels to lower seat. Top of windshield above glass peels off all on its own (making car look old and shabby). Car collects leaves and when heater is turned on, they set on fire. Usb port in glovebox - so u have to leave that open, if u want to use it.Show details
Don’t do itGiulietta Series 0 Progression (2013-2014)
Too many electronic, door furniture faults to mention, very expensive to repair and no one in Australia knows what to do with it when it does fail, so I suggest to stay away unless you like to fix cars for a living because nobody else will, good luck because you will need it.Show details
Wonderful all rounderGiulietta Series 1 Quadrifoglio Verde (2015-2016)
The car has been designed beautifully inside and out. With Dynamic mode switched on, the 1.75 engine responses well - turbo lag is non-existent, high power output at low rev and continue to climb all the way to 5,000 rpm. Handling is excellent however the electronic steering does not give much satisfaction around bendy roads - Natural mode is too fidgety and Dynamic is too heavy.
I owned the QV thus it is not the most comfortable car on bumpy roads - a bit stiff at times however extremely stable and flat going through corner at high speed.
Alfa LoverGiulietta Series 0 QV (Quad Verde) (2011-2014)
I am biased having owned 8 Alfa Romeos so far however I will try to be as objective as I can. Firstly the car is beautifully designed inside and out. There is a presence and aura you experience everytime you drive the car. And that feeling is just missing from other German or Japanese cars.
There is the heritage of the Alfa Romeo badge which is Italian exoticism no different to a Ferrari or Maserati. Its that which is what you are buying rather than anything else. And of course Enzo Ferrari used to work for Alfa Romeo when he was younger and... Read more then branched out with his own company. So you could say Alfa Romeo was the mother of Enzo Ferrari. In those days 30s-40s -50s or so Alfa Romeo was the supercar brand of its day. There was no Ferrari, Lambourghini or Porsche etc. There was just Alfa Romeo that made the most expensive and fastest supercars in the world. The Giulietta is very good compared to older model Alfas. The handling is very competent but not the best handling Alfa Ive driven. The comfort levels are very high and defitnely the most comfortable "sports" car Ive ever driven. And the brakes are brilliant. Defintely the best brakes Ive used on the QV model. They are 4 piston brembos that pull the car up from high speed beautifully. They can also be feathered lightly on fast carners almost like your painting with a paintbrush they really have a incredibly beautiful feel to them. 0-100K time I think is 6.7 secs or so which is the fastest in its class. So you can blow away a Golf GTI no problem. Now unfortunately the engine turbo lag is not the best in this car. I have come from an Alfa GTV V6 with beautiful V6 3.0L Engine and to get used to the 4 cylinder turbo takes a while to get used to. There is no smooth power delivery like a V6 but it all happens when you have a lot of revs built up. So takes a while to get used to the turbo lag.
Questions & Answers
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I’m looking at buying a low km (89k km) 2014 alfa Romeo guilietta 1.4 multi air. It’s been fully serviced by a specialist its whole life and mechanically checks out to be perfect. Would it be a worth while buy? If so is there any preventative maintenance I should do to it if I buy it? Cheers
Join the Giulietta enthusiast pages on Facebook. Quite a helpful bunch.
Multiair is relatively straightforward. Make sure the timing belt and water pump has been done recently (45000km, 4 years I believe on that engine).
Very nice little car! TCT is not something I have personal experience with, but I believe they’re okay with proper maintenance. I prefer the manuals. All comes down to price IMO! Deferred maintenance and a cheap car is t necessarily an issue as long as you’re aware what you’re going into.
This one is $9.5k, it is the base model but manual thank god and 1 owner. The first thing Ill do is definitely timing belt and tensioners then just service it regulary and drive it with some mechanical respect and see how I go! ill check the group out. cheers
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|Transmission||Dual-Clutch (DCT)||Dual-Clutch (DCT)||Manual||Manual|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||17" Alloy||16" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||6.8 L/100km||4.9 L/100km||5.5 L/100km||7.6 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 L||60 L||60 L||60 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.75L||4 Cylinder 1.4L||4 Cylinder 1.4L||4 Cylinder 1.7L|
|Max Power||177kW @ 5750rpm||125kW @ 5500rpm||110kW @ 5500rpm||173kW @ 5500rpm|
|Max Torque||340Nm @ 2000rpm||250Nm @ 2500rpm||250Nm @ 2500rpm||340Nm @ 1900rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Italy||Italy||Italy||Italy|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
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