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Hi All,

Long time Alfa admirer, first time poster!

I am looking for buy my first alfa......a Mito 1.3 JTDm, and I will be trading in a BMW 320i....29MPG doesnt really cut it when commuting 300 Miles/week so hopefully the Mitos MPG will help!

I am looking at buying a 2009-2010 model from a dealership, so hopefully i can minimise the risk of anything going wrong.

-so I was just wondering what to look out for when buying second hand?
-do any more problems creep in as the mileage increases?

Cheers

P
 

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one thing i would check is the stone chipping on rear wheel arches it is a nightmare. i have a red mito and it looks terrible. metalics are supposed to be a harder paint if not yet decided on a colour
 

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Hi All,

Long time Alfa admirer, first time poster!

I am looking for buy my first alfa......a Mito 1.3 JTDm, and I will be trading in a BMW 320i....29MPG doesnt really cut it when commuting 300 Miles/week so hopefully the Mitos MPG will help!

I am looking at buying a 2009-2010 model from a dealership, so hopefully i can minimise the risk of anything going wrong.

-so I was just wondering what to look out for when buying second hand?
-do any more problems creep in as the mileage increases?

Cheers

P
It's sensible to go for the original 1.3JTDM and not the -2 version I've got.

Although the later one has 5 more BHP, it's only got a 5-speed gearbox,
and a diesel particulate filter which can be troublesome if the car's used
for short journeys :rolleyes:

Apart from that, trim levels and specs are almost identical- the engine's
very well proven (with a chain-driven cam system) and the earlier model's
6-speed box appears to have been reliable.

You'll get 60+ MPG without trying too hard ;) I hope you can find one
with the spec you want- they're not a very popular engine in Mitos :confused:



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Dont mean to rock the boat, but i can get 53mpg from my QV (thats a 40 mile drive, dreiing like a pussy at 60) then about 42mpg on average in normal driving

I will say thou, if you must get more mpg go for the diesel. And what ever you do do NOt test drive the QV, or you will buy it. Its exactly what i done
 

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It depends what you are using the car for , i have the 1.3 jtdm - 2 , great car , i do very little motorway driving , so its sport on for me , when you are on the motorway you will be one of the slower cars , i have had my car for 12 months now 15,000 miles , only had one problem which has been fixed ( a broken wire at the brake pedal ) , the jtdm 2 has a recycle filter for the exhaust , my filter light has come on once , took it for a half hour motorway drive , sorted , best every car i have had , its a joy to drive !!!!!!!!!
 

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Metallic paints are not harder - they still chip with alarming regularity.

I've had my second-hand Veloce 1.6JTDm for two months now and average 57mpg on a 67 mile each way commute on the M1.

Used to have a 1.8 Focus Zetec from new that did 260,000 miles until the MiTo replaced it. Hope it's as reliable.
 
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towney's right - I was all set to buy a 135 Lusso until I drove the Cloverleaf :)
I've got the original Alfa Red and only have one small stonechip after 18 months (mind you, it has been repainted all down the passenger side following a bump...).
The rear arch protectors aren't particularly attractive but they do seem to do the job, a decent dealer should include them in whatever deal you do.
Make sure that all of the recall work has been done on any used purchase.
The big thing I recommend is to make sure the tracking is checked by a reputable garage/specialist. Mine was way out which resulted in poor mpg and tyre wear - I had replace both fronts after 8300 miles. Replacing the tyres (with Goodyears not Pirellis) and sorting the tracking resulted in a totally different car, better ride, handling and mpg (up from about 33 to 42).
 

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My wifes used 1.3jtdm is a nippy little car and even driven hard still seems to manage around 50mpg its amazing, we had a new battery fitted by used car forecourt because it failed to start again after a test drive , tracking was out on front ns wheel so tyre replaced, paint looks very good a few very minor chips, i am thinking of changing my s/w 2.0ltr for a newer diesel model so i won't be visiting the petrol station every other day.
I never really liked diesels but these new engines are poweful enough and so frugal.
 
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