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  1. Buying car advice – mix of miles and kilometres common for Mito?

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi Everyone, Currently, I am looking to buy an Alfa Giulietta or Mito with a £5k limit (I am a Vauxhall owner and never owned an Alfa Romeo before so i hope this doesn't sound too stupid). I have been looking for about 3 weeks now and have been to see a few different Alfa’s (Yes I am being...
  2. Brera and 159 common parts

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, just purchased a 2006 Brera 2.4JTDM and what a beautiful car it is! So I have a few questions. As I understand it the Brera and 159 are based on the modular Fiat/GM premium platform so I'm expecting, hopefully, that these cars have lot in common parts-wise as, as far as I can tell...
  3. Quadrifoglio common issues

    Alfa Giulia
    I’m about to start looking at Quadrifoglios. Are there any common issues to look out for? Thanks in advance.
  4. Common faults? MA fault?

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi all. A few years ago I owned a 2011 Giulietta 1.4 MA 170bhp. I absolutely loved it, but got rid in the fear it was going to cost me a fortune. It had an intermittent issue with the turbo, if I hammered it, at times it would hesitate (almost like misfiring) then throw itself on to limp mode...
  5. Common fault?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Whilst driving the other day I had to pull over after hearing a horrible squealing and rubbing noise from the passenger side front. Couldn’t see anything obvious but thought I may have picked up a stone between the disc and the rear shield. Anywho, got home and feeling around noticed that the...
  6. Autolusso alternator common fail

    Alfa GTA
    Hello fellow GTA owners We all know the pain of the alternators failing on these car and what a horrendous job they are to replace Recently I managed to track down 3 new Bosch ones before that we have been fitting Lucas units and they have been failing. One of my customers has had 3...
  7. List of most common repairs in the warranty period

    Alfa Giulia
    Soon, the warranty period for my Giulia stands out. Which repairs are most commonly made on your Giulia's? I want to request all repairs before the expiry of the warranty period ... Especially the hardware! I found on this forum: - the luggage compartment cover hits the bumper (damaged color)...
  8. Are headgasket failures common on Cloverleaf models?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Have just come across a very nice 2010 Cloverleaf with 92k miles for £3k, the problem is that it has a headgasket failure. Is this a common issue on the Giulietta and is the dreaded alfa water pump the usual culprit? Anybody had a similar experience and be able to offer guidance on what else I...
  9. Common Air Con Issue??

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi everyone, So I've noticed over the last few days, when running the air con in the GTV, that the air coming out of the drivers side vents feels warmer than the air coming out the passenger side... Is this a common problem or is this a sign my air con needs regassing? The passenger side feels...
  10. Common Problems

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi there, Have had my Alfa MiTo 1.4 Distinctive (2013 plate) since about July. Have already had a couple posts on here but I was wondering if anyone could possibly tell me the most common problems with the MiTo from this year range and what I should be on the lookout for to hopefully prevent...
  11. Common 147 Electrical Gremlins - Ruining my Life

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, It looks like I'm not the first person to have this sort of trouble with their 147, but I'm hoping someone can give me some specific knowledge on the fault ... My 147 was dead. It's been standing for over a year. It has been run during that time, but the battery has gone flat a few...
  12. Which parts are common across 147 range

    Alfa GTA
    My apologies if this has already been covered lots of times but I couldn't find it in my searches. I did try, honest :( Which parts are common across the 147 range? Alternatively, which parts are unique to the GTA? In particular, I was wondering about the drivers door and bonnet.
  13. DPF and EGR problems. How common is it?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    As I am looking to buy a newer car to replace my old 156 the natural choice is to buy is a 159. I also have a 147 1,9-16 JTD and like that engine very much. I have been driving it for 7 years with almost no problems at all so I am considering buying a 159JTD. I have been doing my research and it...
  14. Common mito faults.

    Alfa MiTo
    Hello everyone after many years of owning fiats I have just bought a mito junior 1.4. As my first entry into the world of alfas. I have to collect it from the seller who is located 250 miles away so I thought the drive home would be a good time to look out for any problems . Therefore I am...
  15. Is this common?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi I have a 2010 159 JTD Ti and wanting to know if paint delamination on the 159 roof rails is a common problem? Refer to attached photos. Perhaps this was a problem on some models only? Refer to the attached photos showing paint issues. Only the x4 end sections are a problem. I have been told...
  16. Possibly a common problem.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello all, Can anyone recommend a good battery for my 08 2.4 JTDM 159 please? Do I need to spend more than £50-£60? I'm getting the dreaded struggling-to-start, turning over problem and with it not getting any warmer any time soon, i thought it a good time to change the old battery! Thanks as...
  17. Common problems?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, Alfa Romeo Giulietta Lusso 2011 1.6 JTDM 77k miles (cambelt and water pump done before purchase) Had my fair share of problems since purchase in June... People slate extended warranties but so far Autoguard have paid out for a gearbox sensor issue, and now a replacement heater...
  18. Known common problems with 2.0 JDTM 170bhp?

    Alfa Giulietta
    I'm considering purchasing a 2010 Giulietta 2.0 JDTm 170BHP and just want to know what I'm getting myself in for. Friends keep warning me off Alfa's because "they're unreliable" and "will cost more than they're worth to repair" I feel like this is an old reputation and I just want to know what...
  19. Common fuse for mirrors and temp sensor on 159?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My electric mirrors aren't working, they do fold in though. The temp sensor is also not working (reading -33). I've looked at the manual (57 plate 1.9 159) but can't work out what fuse it may be. Looks as though each door has a seperate fuse but may be wrong. I know the temp sensors have a...
  20. Pushed off the road - is that common for G owners?

    Alfa Giulietta
    For the 2nd time in about 6 months I've effectively had someone try to push me off the road. First time when overtaking a van on a narrow back road, an old guy pulls over and has a good try at pushing me in the ditch. Only succeeded in completely destroying his wing mirror together with fairly...