Looking for some advice on buying a used Giulietta
So right now I have a 1.4L Grande Punto, which I've had since I passed my test 7 years ago.
I'm looking to get another car, and the Giulietta is my first choice. I have a few questions though.
Firstly, I live in an area with a lot of hills, and often drive it around town. But monday-friday I also drive to work and back (12 miles each way). Not too fussed about speed really though. Should I be looking at the 1.4 (Multiair?) or a diesel version (1.6 or 2.0)?
Secondly, is there any particular year I should target? I see they updated the car in 2014, but not sure exactly what. Were these big changes? Just to the exterior/interior or to the actual mechanics as well? I was thinking about just getting an older one (11-12) with 60-100k miles, because most of the value has gone, and then expecting I would probably need to spend up to £1k to fix any issues straight away.
Which brings me onto my next question... is there going to be a huge increase in running costs? Not so much petrol and insurance, but things like servicing and MOTs? I use a mechanic who we know pretty well, and he is pretty reliable and doesn't overcharge. I would probably get most of the work done by him, not an Alfa garage.
Thanks for any advice.