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Hi guy's, not been on for a long while but thinking of getting myself another alfa, have seen a couple of nice Giulietta's i like and just wondered if there's anything that i should be looking for when buying one and which model would be best to look at, any info would be much appreciated, cheers guy's
 

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which ones are they petrol/diesel? How old? How many miles?
 

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They are both pretty good, a lot will depend on how many miles you do.

Is the car just a TB or a TB Muliti-air? The Multi air is faster and better on fuel so IMO is the one to go for.

Overall the Giulietta seems pretty reliable. EGR cooler covers can crack on the Diesels, causing a coolant leak, early gearboxes had issues getting into 1st gear (Mostly) so check the gearbox operation correctly.
The wiring between the tailgate and the hatch can break causing the rear lights and heated screen to stop working.

Other than that check it like you would any other used modern car.
 

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They are both pretty good, a lot will depend on how many miles you do.

Is the car just a TB or a TB Muliti-air? The Multi air is faster and better on fuel so IMO is the one to go for.

Overall the Giulietta seems pretty reliable. EGR cooler covers can crack on the Diesels, causing a coolant leak, early gearboxes had issues getting into 1st gear (Mostly) so check the gearbox operation correctly.
The wiring between the tailgate and the hatch can break causing the rear lights and heated screen to stop working.

Other than that check it like you would any other used modern car.
Hi symon it was a 1.4 TB Multi Air 170 bhp, thanks for the info
 

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There have been a few cases of Multi-air unit failures. It seems mostly to affect earlier models.

There is a small filter inside the unit which can be cleaned, and changing the oil more often than the 21,000 mile service interval should help it to last longer, along with the rest of the engine and the Turbo.

If you can do an interim oil change in the middle of the official service intervals that would be ideal.
 

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if its an MA, check the service history has (Alfa) stamps and invoices and that the invoice details the oil used. I note on mine they are currently putting the oil part number on - just to be sure. Don't forget that if you do the oil change then the degradation sensor needs resetting! Don't be put off by the tb/MA difference it's not as great as you might imagine: its called 120, but puts out 135 & torque is just about the same. Honest I've had one! I've got a 105JTDm at the moment & I like it a lot.
 

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As said above, if it's an early MA unit make sure it's been serviced correctly (look for main dealer stamps or invoices from alfa specialists who know what oil to do) and make sure they've been done on time.

Also check the cam belt has been done - on the age you're looking at the bent should have been done.
 

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Hi , guy's, thanks for all your reply's much appreciated, when i go and check the vehicles out i will certainly check the service history
 
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