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After part exchanging my 2010 Giulietta 1.4MA Veloce for a Jeep Renegade 1.4MA Limited 32 months ago I have just ordered from stock a brand new Giulietta 1.4 TB Multiair 150 Speciale with Misano Blue paint work (yes Misano Blue!!), full black leather and 18" Turbines.

Jeep was meant to be a stop gap until the all new Giulietta came out but the Renegade has been a major headache (as mentioned on other posts), because of the issues with the Renegade I can't wait any longer. Picking up the car week Monday, can't wait.

Pictures to follow when I pick it up, below is a picture from the Alfa Configurator. Even though my previous Giulietta had 18" Turbines I don't think they suit the dark trim on the car so may change them to a darker colour at a later date.

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I am only 10 miles from Banbury so Unity is by far the nearest Alfa dealer, got a very good deal due to the issues with the Renegade. Got no help from Jeep. Giulietta is still the best looking hatch on the market, only other car I like is the Volvo V40 R design. For sure you will get more money for your car if you stick with the same brand.
Ohhh right, yeah fair enough - i'd forgotten quite how far Motorvogue was from Oxfordshire when I drove there last month! Disgraceful on behalf of Jeep, though can't say I'm surprised - FCA UK were useless when my Sister had numerous (including serious) problems with her MiTo. We rejected it with help from the Ombudsman in the end. I hope the Giulietta is good to you, it sounds like you've had more than your fair share of problems with the Jeep.

I agree re Giulietta, and I like the V40 in R-Design spec too, but I think the French duo are pretty decent looking too, and more modern. Dare I say it, the aftersales back-up will probably be better too. Unfortunately I have very little faith in Alfa UK anymore. I may try & see what deal I could get on another Alfa (or Fiat/Jeep) but I'd also be willing to take a punt on something else now & I certainly wouldn't pay a premium for an Italian car at this moment in time as I just don't think their overall package (particularly aftersales/customer service) is good enough to charge over the odds for.
 

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There are many different shades of white....
I think the pastel Biachi White, fits well with an Alfa Giiulietta
At BMW or Audi you have to pay 2000 extra to get such a shade ....
(The standard white is too sharp at BMW or Audi/VW)
I guess you mean Luna Pearl metallic, a sort of off-white/blue? That could be described as a 'pastel'.
https://cdn.am-online.com/media/1/n...acelifted-giulietta/34436/24444_w555_h555.jpg

Ghiaccio White would never be described as 'pastel', it's just 'white', though is a little darker than Audi's 'white'.
 

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One track mind some folk :rolleyes:
 

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GTVs in Nuvola look great.
 

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You'll be glad to see the back of that Renegade I bet! It's getting tempting to do the same with my Giulietta, which has it's fair share of problems, albeit not as serious as those you've had with the Renegade. I might have to wait till early next year when I'm halfway through the finance though :weeping: I've been having a look at other manufacturers (new Megane GT Line & Signative Nav & Peugeot 308 GT Line) but I'm thinking I'd probably get a better deal swapping my Alfa for another :thinking: Are you nearer to Unity than Motorvogue/Westaway?



Oi! My MiTo was Merdi Brown aka Metal Bronze - I loved it. With tan leather it took a while to get used to, but it grew on me :hehe: I should've kept it. Almost took the Giulietta across the Cotswolds this morning in the hope it slid into a ditch. Bloody heap goes back to the dealers again tomorrow. :rolleyes:
Test drive a Hyundai I30N.
 

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Bought my sport in Misano Blue. In the dark it looks good, but in the sun it shines so much more! Mines got the aluminium bits & silver alloys so is the right combo!!
 
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I was referring to the Hyundai Andy, not your blue Giulietta!
Worryingly I replied to a quote on the previous page, but I hadn't spotted that. Funny actually because the 1.4 makes more of the right noises compared to the cloverleaf.
 

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Test drive a Hyundai I30N.
Hate to say it, but that I30N looks like it would knock spots off a GIULIETTA Veloce.
I know they're meant to be really good but I just couldn't bring myself to buy one. Hyundai are perfectly decent cars but I feel about as much excitement towards them as I do when I use our microwave. They just do nothing for me at all.

Testdrive a decent, petrol, version of the Giulietta.
Worryingly I replied to a quote on the previous page, but I hadn't spotted that. Funny actually because the 1.4 makes more of the right noises compared to the cloverleaf.
I'd probably try the 1.4 TB 120 first. Not entirely confident about the MultiAir's and can't say I particularly enjoyed driving them when I've had the chance, albeit in TCT form.
 

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I know they're meant to be really good but I just couldn't bring myself to buy one. Hyundai are perfectly decent cars but I feel about as much excitement towards them as I do when I use our microwave. They just do nothing for me at all.





I'd probably try the 1.4 TB 120 first. Not entirely confident about the MultiAir's and can't say I particularly enjoyed driving them when I've had the chance, albeit in TCT form.
There's no issues now with MultiAir are there, not after all these years?
Even the Giulia uses the technology so it must be okay, bearing in mind the US market now have it.
 
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There's no issues now with MultiAir are there, not after all these years?
Even the Giulia uses the technology so it must be okay, bearing in mind the US market now have it.
I don't think there'd be the same level of issues with MultiAir now - FCA seem committed to it, with it being in the Giulia. I'd just want to be absolutely certain that the more recent cars have got some good miles under their belts before going with one - this current Giulietta has given me quite a lot of grief in the past 12 months but the one saving grace has been that the engine, as with my 4 previous JTDs, has been perfect. Therefore if I stick with FCA (and it's definitely an 'IF' at the moment) I would want to be very sure that I'm not going to enter into another load of aggro. Ultimately I need to try a manual MultiAir and see how much I like it - if I liked it a lot (unlike the autos) I'd be more willing to take a punt.
 

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I don't think there'd be the same level of issues with MultiAir now - FCA seem committed to it, with it being in the Giulia. I'd just want to be absolutely certain that the more recent cars have got some good miles under their belts before going with one - this current Giulietta has given me quite a lot of grief in the past 12 months but the one saving grace has been that the engine, as with my 4 previous JTDs, has been perfect. Therefore if I stick with FCA (and it's definitely an 'IF' at the moment) I would want to be very sure that I'm not going to enter into another load of aggro. Ultimately I need to try a manual MultiAir and see how much I like it - if I liked it a lot (unlike the autos) I'd be more willing to take a punt.
So long as the engine is cared for by people who know what they are doing, the 170 Multiair is a great engine. Don't get me wrong, I have experienced a MA unit failure, but I am fairly certain it was the 'specialist' that serviced the car that broke it since it happened the very next day after the service!

I got the MA unit replaced, and it purred again. I'm now on my second 170 MA Giulietta, still nothing beats it in looks. To be honest I don't care if there are faster cars, once I'm cruising no one knows how fast or not so fast the car is, all they see is how good it looks :classic:

I did drive a 354BHP Lotus Exige at Hethel a few weeks back - and I learned that I could never feel totally safe with all that power under my right foot!

Would like to see Misano blue, anyone got any photos or have I missed them?
 

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I'm not convinced that the MA unit is a big difference over the tb. 122 v 148 bhp? torque slightly up? When you look at the figures there are differences, but the MA unit makes the biggest difference at the top of the rev range, as in 4000rpm plus. Now if you spend most of your time up there fine, but if you don't? the in-gear acceleration times for the tb v MA from 50 to 75mph are almost identical. 0-60 times aren't - the MA is a second quicker. But it's not a great deal. You might be surprised!
 
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