Alfa Romeo Giulietta

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta is the best looking car in its class, the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf are undoubtedly better cars if you listen to your head, but the Giulietta pulls at your heart, well finished details like the eye-catching front and rear LED lights and hidden door handles help it stand out from whichever angle you look at it, so if you want to turn heads and don’t mind putting up with the quirks of Alfa Romeo ownership then the Giulietta is for you. The Giulietta is great to drive and all the engines are powerful and frugal, the competition just have the edge on ergonomics, the offset pedals can make for long journey ache and space for rear passengers is tight.

 

The Giulietta is available to mobility customers in either the base trim or Super, the entry level Progression is adequately packaged with all round electric windows, 5 inch touchscreen with DAB and bluetooth, manual climate control, 16 inch alloy wheels, rear spoiler and electric heated mirrors , the Super adds dual zone automatic climate control, cruise control, rear parking sensors and front fog lights.

 

Alfa Romeo have a justified reputation for building excellent engines, the 1.4 litre petrol with 120 bhp can propel the Giulietta to 62mph in 9.4 seconds and on to 121 miles per hour but the economy is not class leading at 45.6 miles per gallon, the multiair 1.4 with 148bhp is a better bet as it can return a claimed 51.4 mpg while reach 62mph in 8.2 seconds. The 1.6 litre diesel with 120 bhp is smooth and precise and offers economy of 74.3 miles per gallon but the progress is slower with a 0-62 time of 10 seconds. The 2.0 litre diesel with 150bhp can reach 62mph in 8.8 seconds yet return a claimed 67.3 miles per gallon.

The Giulietta is a beautiful car to look at but is by no means the best value car on the scheme, but sometimes you just have to let your heart rule your head.

 Spring Best Buy – Alfa Romeo Giulietta  1.4 Petrol multiair (148 bhp)  Manual –  £1795 Advance Payment (£751 wpms)

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