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  1. Is a used Alfa Giulietta reliable? What Car?

    Alfa Giulietta
    What Car ? says “Is a used Alfa Romeo Giulietta hatchback reliable? According to our most recent reliability survey, the answer is a surprising yes. In our 2017 study, the Giulietta finished in 10th place in the family cars category with a score of 83%. Most reported problems related to...
  2. Alfa Romeo most reliable European car

    General Alfa Discussion
    We often hear of how unreliable Alfa Romeos are (from those who heard it in a pub) and more so how unreliable the electrics or electronics are likely to be. Whilst the link below is to a 2015 article, its still very relevant. Take a look, Alfa Romeo is the top European manufacture for electrical...
  3. Which Mito is the most reliable?

    Alfa MiTo
    Hello all, I've been looking at buying a Mito for quite some time, however I am not sure which version to get for a daily. My initial preference is to get one with the multi air engine - however it's quite easy to get scared away from these because of forum posts etc. I would like to stay...
  4. Giulietta- the most reliable European Car

    Alfa Giulietta
    What Car Reliability Survey- 1.Lexus 2. Mitsubishi 3.Toyota 4. Suzuki 5. Alfa Giulietta. I suppose Toyota and Suzuki might be Euro built, depends on the model. Mercedes were a lowly 23rd. I think we ought to be very grateful- given that a dealer visit can be so stressful!
  5. How reliable is your Alfa?

    General Alfa Discussion
    I have a 156 SW 2.0 JTS (2005) Since purchasing it in March 2017, other than the usual replacements, such as cambelt and ancillary belt renewed, it hasn't had a sneeze of a problem (fingers crossed): Engine/variator: Tick Suspension/handling: Tick. Lambda sensors: Tick Electrical: Tick...
  6. Most reliable car by brand

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Had to have a giggle at this one - Alfa Romeo @ No5.........No way!! Better than HONDA
  7. Most rounded and known reliable maps?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I am wondering what people think are the best remaps you can get for the 2.4 JTDm 210hp engines? I have heard a lot of people say AHM maps are fantastic and have read that these really make a huge difference to the drivability of the car. What I am after from a map is an increase in power. But...
  8. 1.8 TS with 125k miles, 2003 pre-facelift, how reliable?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    How reliable is a 2003 156 with a 1.8 TS engine? As far as the looks go, it looks pretty good. No dents or visible scratches, the interior looks almost brand new. But Im wondering how often and how soon it will need the belts and pump changed? How good is this engine in general? It comes from...
  9. Reliable Alfa specialist in South London?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all. I have just bought a GT 2.0 JTS and I would like to take it to a specialist for an overall condition check as well as an oil and filters change. I live in the South London (Croydon). Is there anyone you would recommend? I wouldn't want to take it to a high road garage who just replace...
  10. A reliable Fuel efficient alfa?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi guys, very tempted to buy a giulietta in the next six months for my daily driver and after some advise. The main reason for the purchase is I have a 54 mile daily Commute, so around 13k miles a year. I currently use my alfa gtv v6 and as much fun it is the miles are take it's tole on the...
  11. who said alfas aren't reliable?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    can't understand much, but I think it sums up for a quite good condition 164 after more than 300 000 km and 22 years... Klokje rond: Alfa Romeo 164 3.0 V6 | Klokje rond -
  12. MiTo 2010/2011 - 1.4 - Reliable?

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi All, My sister is looking to buy a 2010 ish MiTo, probably the non turbo 1.4 (either the multiair or pre multiair), but I have heard the 120bhp turbo one has the sweet point of no M32 gearbox or multi? I know alot about the GT/147 generation cars but little about the newer ones. Are there...
  13. Reliable Alfa mechanic in Durban

    South Africa
    Hi guys. I was driving on the highway about a week ago and heard something hit my undercarriage. Jumped out the car and the exhaust is sitting to the left. I took it Alfa NMI-DSM and they told me the rubber piece which holds the exhaust in place has been damaged. I have ordered the replacement...
  14. Looking for reliable and reasonably priced specialist South Wales area

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi all, Bought the mrs a 2011 Giulietta 1.4 170ps yesterday, must say i was very impressed with the car on the way home and the fact we had a very good deal has certainly added to the satisfaction. Basically its on 26k and it 4 years old in september so after a small amount of research I see...
  15. Spring time and a reliable GTV

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    It is finally getting warmer in austria. The salt is gone from the roads so i decided to give my GTV (never seen salt and never will) a spin. Charged the battery overnight and turned the ignition. The busso came to live as if it was driven yesterday but it wasn't since octobre! 17 years and...
  16. Reliable FiatECUScan

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Afternoon all, Some time ago I borrow a housemates VAG COM KKL cable (blue lead ebay jobby) to reset my airbag light. This seemed to work OK though a little flakey at times. Unfortunately the dreaded light is back so I decided this time to buy my own cheap ebay lead. Bit of poking around and I...
  17. Who says Alfa's aren't reliable!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So MOT came around and after losing my last car at the MOT station and alfa's general reputation I was quite worried, but I needn't be! She passed with flying colours. Passed first time and no advisories! TBH I don't know who was working the day mine rolled out the factory but it was a good...
  18. Has the TCT gearbox been reliable?

    Alfa Giulietta
    I'm almost set on buying a diesel TCT, and as I do quite a high mileage I've searched for issues being reported - not wanting to be regretting it later. I suppose it's positive that I haven't found anything, can any owners confirm they're all good please? Thanks Andy
  19. 1.9 or 2.4 which one is the most reliable

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Well I'm thinking about getting a sports wagon. I'm not sure if I'll go for a cheaper one or something at about 3K .but my question is which engine is best? I've never had a diesel so any advice about what to look out for and differences with petrol engines gratefully received Many thanks JT
  20. Totally reliable Giulietta QV happy long term owners?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, after spending many hours reading up on the G on the forum it seems several people have had a lot of little and bigger problems with their giulietta from very minor things like rattles to turbos and gearboxes failing, as some of you may know I am looking to buy a GQV and turbos and gearboxes...