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Hi Newbie from Sheffield,recently took possession of a Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce. Long story short,took the car on finance for mi' mum and she had to give her driver's licence up due to medical reasons so I needed a a second car and took over payments.


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“Long story short,took the car on finance for mi' mum and she had to give her driver's licence up due to medical reasons so I needed a a second car and took over payments.”
A fine bit of manmaths got you a nice Giulietta.
 

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What I want to know is,I've had mi' dad say 'dont touch the Alfa's they are money pits and I've had others say they go wrong,this car is brilliant to drive,smooth and as you can see sporty to look at,opinions wanted,are they just scare mongerin.

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What I want to know is,I've had mi' dad say 'dont touch the Alfa's they are money pits and I've had others say they go wrong,this car is brilliant to drive,smooth and as you can see sporty to look at,opinions wanted,are they just scare mongerin.

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The Giulietta is on par with a VW Golf in reliability, i.e. better than average. It's just scare mongering by people who don't know better. As long as it has been taken care of (i.e. follow the service intervals) they are reliable.
 

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Personally I'd say much more reliable than a Golf, based on my friends who have had Golfs and laughed at my Alfas. One of them had a Golf that went through 6 wheel bearings in 2 years but there was no "quality issue" according to the dealers.

As above, keep to the service schedules and you should be fine, and make sure you/your garage use the correct spec of oil.

The G is (IME) a lovely car to drive, especially on A and B roads, and looks so much nicer than any of the German alternatives.
 

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I'm not to keep on the chrome bits of I'm been honest,I never have been with any car so I'm wonderin I should spray them a chrome parts (especially the wing mirrors) gloss black now to some Alfa owners this is next to blastphamy so tell me

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WHAT TO LOOK FOR!!

OK so rather than start a new thread I thought I would carry on with this one, I've drove the car back and I don't know if there's an issue with the exhaust, it only happens in 'normal' mode, there's a tap when I press the breaks but it goes in steps, really weird to explain....
Anyways what I want to know is what to look for, how will I know if my alfa has somethin major wrong with it, the reason I ask this is this car is way more advanced than what I've had in the past, it's got a light on the dash for everythin so I don't know whats major and what's minor, quite abit different animal from the vauxhalls I've been drivin in the past.

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I’m guessing you’ve not got a manual with it, so this may help: https://www.manualslib.com/manual/953130/Alfa-Romeo-Giulietta.html
Unfortunately the actual warnings are messed up in that copy - unless it’s a display issue on my phone - but it should be helpful.

The 2.0 JTDm has relatively few problems and is in some respect similar to the Vauxhall diesel. There’s a buyer’s guide here: https://www.alfaworkshop.co.uk/alfa_romeo_giulietta_buyers guide.shtml
It’s very short on regular problems - that’s a good thing!

I bought mine at 37k miles 15 months ago, now on 53k. So far it’s been serviced, including a cambelt as there was none shown in the history, and I’ve had to replace the EGR cooler. Apart from that, nothing. Well, a paint repair where I reversed carelessly, but that’s wasn’t the car’s fault.

I’d say it’s the same as with any car. Service it according to the schedule and keep an eye on the fluid levels. Don’t thrash a cold engine and give it a decent run every so often to keep the pipes clear.

Most importantly, stick two fingers up at anyone who says, ’Oh, an Alfa, that’ll break down’. You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life ?.
 

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Thanks mate, I'm lovin that car, apart from the airbag light and the other problem which I mentioned, it's a great car

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Generally with warning lights red means stop immediately and seek help. Orange means continue with care but again seek help asap
 
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