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Hi Newbie from Sheffield,recently took possession of a Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce. Long story short,took the car on finance for mi' mum and she had to give her driver's licence up due to medical reasons so I needed a a second car and took over payments.

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Looks nice. What engine?
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In absence of Q badges... 2.0JTDM or 170MA maybe
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Twin exhausts would suggest not the 170 MA
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Unless the conversion kit to twin pipes has been fitted by an MA owner with Freudian issues.
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“Long story short,took the car on finance for mi' mum and she had to give her driver's licence up due to medical reasons so I needed a a second car and took over payments.”
A fine bit of manmaths got you a nice Giulietta.
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In absence of Q badges... 2.0JTDM or 170MA maybe
Thinks it's only the 140 to be fair mate

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What I want to know is,I've had mi' dad say 'dont touch the Alfa's they are money pits and I've had others say they go wrong,this car is brilliant to drive,smooth and as you can see sporty to look at,opinions wanted,are they just scare mongerin.

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Yes , they are, when it comes to the Giulietta.
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What I want to know is,I've had mi' dad say 'dont touch the Alfa's they are money pits and I've had others say they go wrong,this car is brilliant to drive,smooth and as you can see sporty to look at,opinions wanted,are they just scare mongerin.

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The Giulietta is on par with a VW Golf in reliability, i.e. better than average. It's just scare mongering by people who don't know better. As long as it has been taken care of (i.e. follow the service intervals) they are reliable.
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Personally I'd say much more reliable than a Golf, based on my friends who have had Golfs and laughed at my Alfas. One of them had a Golf that went through 6 wheel bearings in 2 years but there was no "quality issue" according to the dealers.

As above, keep to the service schedules and you should be fine, and make sure you/your garage use the correct spec of oil.

The G is (IME) a lovely car to drive, especially on A and B roads, and looks so much nicer than any of the German alternatives.
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Looks nice. What engine?
Thought it would be easier to take a picture lol

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I'm not to keep on the chrome bits of I'm been honest,I never have been with any car so I'm wonderin I should spray them a chrome parts (especially the wing mirrors) gloss black now to some Alfa owners this is next to blastphamy so tell me

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Thought it would be easier to take a picture lol

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👍good car with a great engine under the hood. Huge torque from it and scary fast if you get it remapped
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👍good car with a great engine under the hood. Huge torque from it and scary fast if you get it remapped
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Was thinkin of that,been lookin at it and I can increase it to 180 but will I need to inform the insurance.

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WHAT TO LOOK FOR!!

OK so rather than start a new thread I thought I would carry on with this one, I've drove the car back and I don't know if there's an issue with the exhaust, it only happens in 'normal' mode, there's a tap when I press the breaks but it goes in steps, really weird to explain....
Anyways what I want to know is what to look for, how will I know if my alfa has somethin major wrong with it, the reason I ask this is this car is way more advanced than what I've had in the past, it's got a light on the dash for everythin so I don't know whats major and what's minor, quite abit different animal from the vauxhalls I've been drivin in the past.

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I’m guessing you’ve not got a manual with it, so this may help: https://www.manualslib.com/manual/95...Giulietta.html
Unfortunately the actual warnings are messed up in that copy - unless it’s a display issue on my phone - but it should be helpful.

The 2.0 JTDm has relatively few problems and is in some respect similar to the Vauxhall diesel. There’s a buyer’s guide here: https://www.alfaworkshop.co.uk/alfa_...%20guide.shtml
It’s very short on regular problems - that’s a good thing!

I bought mine at 37k miles 15 months ago, now on 53k. So far it’s been serviced, including a cambelt as there was none shown in the history, and I’ve had to replace the EGR cooler. Apart from that, nothing. Well, a paint repair where I reversed carelessly, but that’s wasn’t the car’s fault.

I’d say it’s the same as with any car. Service it according to the schedule and keep an eye on the fluid levels. Don’t thrash a cold engine and give it a decent run every so often to keep the pipes clear.

Most importantly, stick two fingers up at anyone who says, ’Oh, an Alfa, that’ll break down’. You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life 🙂.
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Thanks mate, I'm lovin that car, apart from the airbag light and the other problem which I mentioned, it's a great car

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Generally with warning lights red means stop immediately and seek help. Orange means continue with care but again seek help asap
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So guys this mornin on the way to work, engine management light came on on dash, start stop not working and this light will not go off under the radio plus the DNA system isnt working, now I would show pictures but has it is sods law for some reason my camera isn't working on my phone so from what I've explained is there anybody that could could give me an inklin as to what's happening. I've just got this fear that's its gonna be a massive job that's gonna cost me a new mortgage to get it sorted.

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start stop and DNA disabled is a precautionary measure because a fault has been detected hence the EML. This may have been only momentary but the fault will be stored. If the fault does not reoccur then once the engine has been restarted a few times the EML will clear and the S/S and DNA will again work. However it might be worth getting the codes read to see what the fault is. It might be something minor or more serious. At least with it being diesel you can discount a multiair failure.

If you don't want to use a dealer then Northern Alfa (google them) are between Maltby and Blythe so not a long way from Sheffield and are a decent Indie.

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I think from memory that this may be either the DNA switch or the gear selector neutral switch. S/S only works in neutral, so there’s a sensor for that. The wires can break.
Giuliettas are notoriously sensitive to battery condition too, so maybe first make sure it’s fully charged and not ancient. Anything less than 80% charge and S/S is disabled. And low battery voltage can trigger warning lights.
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Well that is what I've been told has I was was onto work I've not had chance to check anythin, I'm gonna check oil tonight when I get home and pick some good quality oil on my way back, Im takin to my mechanic on Friday who has a code checker so I'm gonna see if theres any codes but he can also check the battery for meb

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Was thinkin of that,been lookin at it and I can increase it to 180 but will I need to inform the insurance.

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Yes you would need to notify your insurer of this.
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