Morning all, I've just joined the forum as I picked up my new Giulietta a couple of days ago! It's a black 2011 2.0 JTDM-2 170, with Turbine wheels and it's lovely.....I got it from Second City in Birmingham, who seemed like a good bunch to me.
I drove it back from Bristol to home in Dursley, Gloucestershire and it was almost faultless, other than a stuck CD in the dash and no start/stop available. A garage had a quick look at the CD, but couldn't shift it, so I guess it needs to be removed from the dash. Second City have offered to pay to sort it - anyone know a recommended specialist round my way?
I understand from reading here that the S/S is likely to be battery charge related, and seeing as it's been sat on a forecourt I guess the level has dropped a little. I'm off to Devon at the weekend, so I'll see if it kicks in after a another couple of hundred miles.
What was great was that it seems to be really economical on the drive down the M5 back home - I averaged 54 mpg at 70 according to the dash readout. Not sure how accurate it is, but at least it's a strong indication!
It's totally standard, but I do love to gently tweak my cars (in the past it was often more than gently - I've had a few beasts in my car history!) so any suggestions would be welcomed!
I run a mountain bike holiday company, so drive all over Europe during the summer - so it's getting fitted up with a removable/ invisible tow bar to mount my bike rack on next week. I made sure I ordered one that leaves no visible parts or cuts...
I'm hoping that folks will be friendly on here at the moment, as the first impression I got from reading some posts was that there's a sometimes less than friendly element roaming around, which isn't a great projection to new members!
I use lots of forums, and I'm looking forward to chatting and getting involved