AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater Manchester
I've had my Veloce in Misano Blue with Performance Pack, Q2, yellow calipers, horseshoe alloys since January and just tipped over 9k miles in it. I am absolutely loving it. All the positives have pretty much been mentioned above. No squeaks, creaks, rattles. Not had a single problem that I can blame the car for - a truck stoned the windscreen and I collected a partridge while driving (ahem) spiritedly along the A70 past the Harperigg Reservoir on one of my favourite roads - this broke the lower part of the heart grille which is due to be replaced in two weeks.
The short service interval is a bit of a pain and with no local dealer - you can't expect too much in a small village like Greater Manchester - I was surprised that not only do I have the inconvenience of a long trip to get it serviced, they needed almost a month to book it in which is why I'm now just over 9k. I'd called them at 8k...
Loving the car. Decently quick, certainly has made me wonder how much more anyone genuinely needs in a daily driver. It handles a dream. I accept the economy is partly my enjoyment of driving plus a lot of slow commuting on the M60 kills it. It's averaging 33.8mpg. I've had odd runs where it's been close to 40mpg and it seems to get well over 40 on free running motorways in the 50-70mph cruising range but it doesn't show up on a full tank average unless you do all the miles at that speed, obviously.
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
Jan 2019 New Giulia Veloce Misano Blue
2008-15 New 159Ti experience: overwhelmingly positive. Reliable and fun over nearly 100k.
2015-18 147 1.6TS runaround
6/9/12 - 15 New Mito 135MA Distinctive - 100% reliable 37k