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Help needed - Which Giulia?!

Hi folks,

Not currently an owner but hopefully becoming one very soon. I’m looking for some advice on buying a Giulia veloce.

Basically it boils down to three cars:

Car 1 - 17 plate in silver with phone dial alloys
Car 2 - 67 plate in an unusual colour with (larger?) optional? alloys
Car 3 - 18 plate in my favourite colour with (larger?) optional? alloys

Links to all 3 are below, the advice I’m looking for is:

-Is the coloured interior part of the silver car part of an optional pack? If so what’s included?

-Are the alloys on the blue cars larger?

-Was there any change to the cars between the years 17&18?

-Anything to look out for when buying a used Giulia?

-Any general comments on the three cars and the differences between them that I may have missed!

Thanks in advance

https://www.arnoldclark.com/used-car.../arngz-u-38993

https://motorvogue.co.uk/used/alfa-r...-au_20591.html

https://motorvogue.co.uk/used/alfa-r...-au_20437.html
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The wheels on both of the blue cars are the option 19'' wheels, the silver car has the standard veloce 18'' wheels, the silver car has tan leather so also the dash and door panels, they are all later cars which have the tinted rear windows as standard and slightly higher emissions, 160g v 140g and I dont think will have the wider rear tyres unless taken as an option.
Its all down to personal taste and the right car for the right money but done decide on a car because of the wheels, they are easily changed.

I purposely went for an earlier car with the turbine wheels as it doesnt have the tinted rear windows which I really dont like and planned to change to the Quad style wheels anyway
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car 2 & 3 are the same colour. 19" design wheels are lovely dark grey with a diamond finished face. No 3 would be my choice.
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I agree cars 2&3 are Misano, just the way the photos are taken.

I'd go for car 3 as well.
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Avoid first one for the fact it's Arnold Clark. It's got the (then) optional (now standard) 18" matte grey wheels.

Second and third look similar spec although as with all these none mention optional packs. You should ask if any have these, as some were pricier options.

Both second and third have optional 19" diamond cut wheels and all have optional privacy glass, as said above. Also you can't tell from the photos if they have the staggered (225 front/255 rears) although they should all have as this was standard until about May 2018 when it became a paid for option I believe.

On your test drive you should check whether Start/Stop works and (if possible depending on weather) if heated rear window works. If either doesn't it could point to battery issue. If you buy one, you should check what alarm sensitivity is set to and whether car's had the replacement volumetric/tilt alarm sensor replaced under warranty. Either way, get alarm turned down to lowest they'll do (30% iirc). You should also make sure infotainment software is updated to latest available for the hardware you have.

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Help needed - Which Giulia?!

Cars 2 & 3 are in the higher tax band, meaning they were over the £40,254 threshold, so you’d be eligible to pay the additional £310 per year until 2024.

If that doesn’t bother you I’d go for the one with the more options/packs out of 2 and 3.

Things to look for to determine packs

USB in rear and rear vents - Climate Pack

Rear camera - Driver Assistance

Little warning triangles on mirrors -Driver Assistance Plus, (this also gives you electrochromic mirrors along with the rear camera amongst other safety things)

The later models could also have Apple CarPlay

Although Car 1 has the nicest (Tan ) Interior ... it’s the oldest car, with the oldest infotainment ... plus Arnold Clark’s ad is wrong (fog lights and headlamp washers) and it will have a horrible sticker on it by now


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2001 - 2010 (1999 S)156 2.5 V6 Sport Pack 3 Silver
2008 - 2009 (2004 54) GT 1.9 JTDm Azzurro Blue
2013 - 2015 (2011 61) Guilietta 1.4 TB Multiair White
2015 - 2017 (2011 61) Guilietta 1.4 TB Multiair Red
2010 - 2017 (2007 07) Brera 2.4 JTDm SV Misano Blue
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Thanks for the comments, the 67 plate has sold unfortunately, and I feel a bit ripped off paying an extra £2.5k for essentially the same car but with only 6k less miles ( there was only 1 month age difference between the 67 and 18 plates. I guess you pay for the “18”.

Anyway they are seeing what price they can do for the 18, but it’ll need to be a good deal!!
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Thanks for the comments, the 67 plate has sold unfortunately, and I feel a bit ripped off paying an extra £2.5k for essentially the same car but with only 6k less miles ( there was only 1 month age difference between the 67 and 18 plates. I guess you pay for the “18”.

Anyway they are seeing what price they can do for the 18, but it’ll need to be a good deal!!
you can get a new one for not much more
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And 5 years warranty with a new one. Plus lower interest than a used one.
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Last time I looked, IAM membership gave you 15% off a new Giulia. With their current sales figures I reckon you could probably match or better that with some haggling
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Unless I'm mistaken I would steer clear of the last two due it not being the latest build (for me the first DNA switch is horrible). Plus as above puts you in the higher tax bracket. Better off buying a new MY2019 on a good pcp (haggle them!) To the spec you want keeping within that threshold
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I recently placed an order for an in stock Veloce.
AR offer £3500 + dealer £2000. Couldn't get anything else but that is probably dealer specific on a PCP 4.3%
That's quite a chunk off.

Give it a go, what you don't ask for you don't get.
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So how much is a nice specced Veloce in the UK with some discount roughly? I paid 39k in Italy for mine which had a 14k euro discount, they are expensive here.
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So how much is a nice specced Veloce in the UK with some discount roughly? I paid 39k in Italy for mine which had a 14k euro discount, they are expensive here.
On the road price is £39,600(List price + Road fund)
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Noone would pay the on the road price though so currently you'd be looking at about a 15% discount. Not as good deals here as a year or so ago either.

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Certainly not the mentioned one-third off available in the home market!
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