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I've got that new car bug again - endless hours of agonising when and what to buy :)

Here's my dilemma - I like both the mito and the giulietta but probably leaning towards the giulietta. I could afford to go for a mito now but would have to wait until about May 2011 for the giulietta. :cry:

My only gripe about the Mito is the reports of a poor ride, plus will the boot take my golf clubs?

Is it worth waiting for the giulietta?

Now I've just read that both can come with the TCT option - aagh! I think my head is going to explode. :eek:

Wonder if the doc can give me valium?

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The Giulietta is the better car, its newer and as you said should ride better. I've ordered a Mito mainly because I didn't need a bigger car as the Giulietta. Would you be getting a smaller engined/lower spec Giulietta rather than a better spec Mito?
 

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Hi Richard,

My thoughts at the moment are:

giulietta - lusso 120TB plus heated seats and parking sensors
mito - lusso 135TCT plus heated seats and parking sensors

With my trade in plus cash I can get the mito for around £185 on a pcp, the giulietta is coming out at £289

TBH We don't really need a family sized car any more, but I'm still reluctant to go down to a smaller one - but I do prefer the rear of the mito compared to the giulietta!
 

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The MiTo isn't much smaller than the 147 in all honesty.. We measured my MiTo up to our 156 and its ~ the same length, width and is taller.. Deceptive, yes! :) and I reckon you'd find the 135 tct mito to be a much more enjoyable and fun drive than the 120 Giulietta - have you test driven either or both yet? If not, try and do so and see the difference for yourself :)
 

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will the boot take my golf clubs?
Most of 'em. I have a medium sized golf bag which fits comfortably in the boot with the irons in it. But have to take out the longer woods and put them in the foot well of the rear seats. Which is less fuss than lowering the rear seats, when it would all fit in comfortably.

Take your kit along to the dealers and try it out. That's what I did with an oversize cricket bag. It fitted, I bought one. :thumbs:

I have been extremely impressed with this car after 1 year and 9.5K.
 

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The ride and quality of the plastics on the dash are much poorer on the Mito, other than that, theres not much in it other than the size and back doors.
 

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test drive both and see what you think?
I've put my name down for a test drive with Western Alfa Glasgow but they haven't got back to me yet - but TBH I was only looking at the giulietta at the time and did say it wouldn't be until early next year before I was looking to buy. That was before I came back to the forums and started reading the positive threads on the Mito - your right, time for a phone call :)
 

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Have to say I didn't notice much appreciable improvement in quality when I sat in the Giulietta and thought the layout of the Mito was much more aesthetically pleasing but that's each to their own on that one.

My impressions of the 135 after driving for a few days over the cruddy Cardiff roads is that the ride is far better then I thought it was going to be from reading reviews. It is firm but never jarring so very impressed, not driven the Giulietta to be able to compare.

If you don't need the space (other than for golf clubs) then the extra expense of the Giulietta seems wasteful to me, plus you get to drive a new car now rather than next year!

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I've got that new car bug again - endless hours of agonising when and what to buy :)
I know what you mean... I can't begin to think how many hours I spent looking for the perfect car.. I guess it's a good investment of your time though in terms of what value you get for your money :lol:
I would be scrutinising every specification like the weight of the car, obviously the performance and insurance groups, etc.. In the end you're left with 2 or 3 choices which are all so good you can't decide which one to get, so once you've narrowed it down you follow your heart and chose which one appeals to you most :)
 

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I like the MiTo more as it has better design and is more unique, while Giulietta is not as unique, but might be a bit better in regards of quality and usefulness. Yet again, I would pick MiTo again, it just gets way more attention then giulietta ;)
 

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I have just gone from the comfort of a volvo v50 to a mito 1.6Diesel lusso. Yes the rides abit firm and the handling is "different" but i really enjoy it. Hundreds of miles away for the weekend and still comfortable, boot space was more than adequate for 2 for a long weekend.
I was worried about reliability, but i can honestly say this is the first new car i have ever bought which i haven't taken back to the garage for warranty work in the first few weeks. (had it 5 wk now and nothing is wrong).
Overall very pleased with the mito.
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No contest really - unless you can afford to pour £100 a month down the drain, get the MiTo - it will be all the car you need.

And get it NOW before the VAT goes up!
 

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No contest really - unless you can afford to pour £100 a month down the drain, get the MiTo - it will be all the car you need.

And get it NOW before the VAT goes up!
Definitely, that's what I was gonna say. +1 :thumbs:

You'll get a harder ride in a MiTo with larger wheels (17"-18"), but TBH it's just fine with the standard 16"s. Giulietta is a different car entirely, it depends up one your needs and wants but all I know is you won't be disappointed with a MiTo (plus you'll get it sooner!) :D
 

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The MiTo isn't much smaller than the 147 in all honesty.. We measured my MiTo up to our 156 and its ~ the same length, width and is taller.. Deceptive, yes! :) and I reckon you'd find the 135 tct mito to be a much more enjoyable and fun drive than the 120 Giulietta - have you test driven either or both yet? If not, try and do so and see the difference for yourself :)
Coming from a 156 i don't notice much difference in the internal size, perhaps a bit less room in the back but the 156 was hardly class leading in that department. The Mito is big for a supermini. (hmm bit of an oxymoron that :rolleyes:) As for golf clubs. I can put two large suitcases in the boot with a little room to spare. Width may get you but the boot is deep. The 135 is a cracking engine, it accelerated faster than the 1.8 tspark and the ride is pretty good over the vast majority of road surfaces. As others have said drive both, either way you will be a winner.
 
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....My only gripe about the Mito is the reports of a poor ride, plus will the boot take my golf clubs?
Best way to know is a test drive both. Worth while considering that the CL Mito is meant to have a better ride thanks to the different suspension.

The Giulietta is probably easier to live with over longer journeys though.

But this all depends on how much you want to spend. I'd imagine a Lusso/Veloce 135 TCT Mito to be a very good car. To my mind I'd have to spend around the £20k mark to get the Giulietta I wanted.
 

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Coming from a 156 i don't notice much difference in the internal size, perhaps a bit less room in the back but the 156 was hardly class leading in that department. The Mito is big for a supermini. (hmm bit of an oxymoron that :rolleyes:) As for golf clubs. I can put two large suitcases in the boot with a little room to spare. Width may get you but the boot is deep. The 135 is a cracking engine, it accelerated faster than the 1.8 tspark and the ride is pretty good over the vast majority of road surfaces. As others have said drive both, either way you will be a winner.
Yeh it is quite big, bigger than the current Fiesta - which in turn is the same size/maybe a little bigger than the original Focus.. Cars are definitely getting bigger! :)

And yeh the 135 is a decent engine - surprisingly punchy for where it sits in the price/performance 'bracket' - insurance and tax included. :)
 

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I sat in one of these yesterday and thought it had a much better interior than the mito, the dash looks pretty nice.

however when i looked at how much they cost and how much the additional extras are compared to the mito, its abit of a rip off!
 

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iv had booth and the only difference is size. both are fantastic.is size important to you....bigger is not always better, as i tell the misses, the mito is just much more cheeky. a real "up yours" to every thing else. get a red qv. i did. you wont regret it. just give up golf.....and stick to the 19th....
 
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