Alfa Romeo MiTo

The Alfa Romeo MiTo is a 3 door hatchback super mini, similar in size to the Mini and Audi A1. If you are in the market for a small car why not treat yourself, you see all the reasons why people don’t buy Alfa’s do not apply to Mobility customers, The high insurance costs are not relevant, high depreciation does not matter as you are leasing the car and handing it back after 3 years and the perceived reliably issues are not a concern as you are fully covered.

The MiTo is an Alfa Romeo so the car is designed to be sporty, the seats and suspension a little stiffer than a normal car, the Engine a little more noisy (but only in a sporty good way) and the general feel of a ‘race you off the lights / guilty pleasure’ kind of car. We love it in a kind of buying yourself a present way. Go on, you know you want to.

Alfa Romeo has tuned the 875cc TwinAir (two cylinder) engine that it shares with the Fiat 500 to produce 104bhp. The updated engine gives the MiTo more spring in its step around town, but more importantly, the addition of an extra ratio in the gearbox means the car is now that bit more refined at higher speeds, especially on motorways. The 0-62 time of 11.4 seconds does not do this poppy engine justice, but the claimed economy of 67.2 miles per gallon is totally unrealistic in the real world as the twin air is free revving and too much fun to not drive with a bit of a heavy right foot. For real petrol heads the automatic 1.4 litre 170hp V can reach 62mph in 7.3 seconds and hit a top speed of 136mph is priced at £2495 Advance Payment.

The Mito has recently been re-trimmed it now comes in a base model, Super, Speciale and Veloce versions, The entry level  has a 5 inch touchscreen infotainment system, 15 inch alloy wheels, manual air con and a driving mode selector, Super trim offers 17 inch white alloy wheels and white wing mirrors with a sports rear bumper and front fog lights, Speciale trim has 17 inch alloy wheels, red Brembo 4 piston brake calipers and larger diameter discs, rear parking sensors, cruise control, privacy glass and a chrome exhaust pipe

 Spring Best Buy – Alfa Romeo MiTo 0.9 petrol twinair  (105bhp)  Speciale Manual  –  £1245 Advance Payment (£201 wpms)

 

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