Just bought my first Alfa!!
Hello all. I purchased a diesel Giulietta Veloce last week in Etna Black and managed to get a good part-ex deal with my Mk6 Golf. Although I would have liked the 2.0 litre engine, the car sits on the drive 5 days a week so opted for the 1.6. Having come from a 1.6 diesel Golf, the G feels a lot smoother as the Golf always felt like it was going to stall when pulling away. The G also feels a lot quicker (despite having the same bhp), especially in 2nd gear, although the 0-60 times appear the same. It must be quicker as I can make my daughter feel car sick within half a mile of leaving home, something that took a lot longer in the Golf. I was a bit concerned about the sports suspension, but this seems fine and if anything keeps the car more level round corners so should be better for the kids. I keep reading about the lack of a foot rest, but I can happily stretch my leg out down the left side of the clutch pedal. Am I missing something? Are my size 10's relatively small compared to everyone else? Anyway, I have a couple of issues to sort with the garage on Monday, but apart from that everything seems good.
Looking forward to reading and hopefully replying to more threads.