I've had my 1.9Ti for coming up to 22 months and 32k. I've loved it and when I try another car for a few days via work I'm always glad to get back into her.
I've had nothing bar a couple of minor niggles such as the rear light lenses showing condensation occasionally and a rare, soft but audible buzz from the rear view mirror overhead console which goes when you just touch it.
It hasn't been off the road* apart from for a couple of hours servicing (once a year or 21k
). However, I have to get my first warranty item fixed now. The tyre fitter spotted a slight nick in the NS CV joint. He reckons it looks like some debris may have just caught it but there's a tiny amount of grease getting out onto the shaft and rim.
In brim-to-brim checks over its lifetime I get 38.2 overall but I do a lot of heavy commuting. On an easy motorway run I get 43-46 loping along between 70-80.
It has used less than a litre of oil in 32k - contrary to what an earlier poster kind of infers by stressing the importance of checking fluids - and I do check it.
Tyres are an issue with Ti's because of the price as much as the propensity for wear but go in with your eyes open and budget accordingly and it is just one of those things.
It feels bigger and more solid than the Merc C class I have this week while she's in the bodyshop (see below).
It isn't bad but could be quieter at motorway speeds IMO. I think the tyres are a big factor but it definitely isn't as noisy as the Mazda 6 I had before.
Overall, I've been happy
with the Ti, the dealer and most importantly the driving experience and friendship that comes naturally with owning an Alfa so I'd recommend one.
Just try a couple first and chose carefully as with any car and get the newest plate you can.
*Off the Road - as in breakdowns - I am excluding the two days it will be in the bodyshop this week getting a bumper fitted because a Transit bumped me at lights. Not Alfa's fault!