The Giulietta is excitingly different – but still solid enough?
Small numbers and a big name make the Alfa Giulietta compact car an individual alternative in its class. The used car test!
With the manual transmission, the Alfa Giulietta shows plenty of sporting spirit
Could be better: narrow cockpit with slippery switches and special controls.
© Sandra Beckefeldt / AUTO BILD
The interior is a bit more sober. The instruments in the deep caves and the trademark on the steering wheel must suffice as recognition value. And of course that confused and much too fiddly service. That Uconnect-Navi is hopelessly out of date in terms of operation and display, a lot of hard plastic and constant crackling noises leave us wistful at the first onethink back to 1954. Especially since it sounded nicer. The two-liter diesel that was included in the test car from the dealership in Bockel 175 HP ensures strong propulsion, works in an unusually present manner. Also because the slow acting TCT dual clutch transmission often keeps it at high speed unnecessarily. More common and clear It works more harmoniously with the classic manual transmission. Then Julchen shows plenty of comfort despite all the sense of comfort Sportsmanship, can also be steered quickly and precisely through tight bends thanks to the direct steering.
|Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.0 JTDM TCT: Technical Specifications|
|engine||Four-cylinder / front cross|
|Valves / camshafts||4 per cylinder / 2|
|power||129 kW (175 hp) at 3750 rpm|
|Torque||350 Nm at 1750 rpm|
|Maximum speed||219 km / h|
|0-100 km / h||7.8 s|
|Tank / fuel||60 l / diesel|
|Gearbox / drive||6-speed DKG / front wheel|
|Length Width Height||4351/1798/1465 mm|
|Trunk volume||350-1045 L.|
|Empty weight / payload||1410/430 kg|
Adults do not feel comfortable in the Giulietta back seat
The chairs look better than they are. There are deficits in comfort and lateral support.
© Sandra Beckefeldt / AUTO BILD
The impression of speed is also reinforced by the Sitting with hard, uncomfortable upholsterythat fire the thrill with weak lateral support. In addition the adjustment range is not enough for tall people at the front and rear. Speaking of the back: Although theAt 4.35 meters it is quite large for a compact and also basically offers five doors, you are doing adults in the back seat a disservice. The knee room is clearly too small, the headroom is restricted, and when getting in, the sloping roofline demands a determined dive through. With 350 to 1045 liters and a high loading sill the trunk cannot convince either. As a real one wins the apparently less disdainful comparisons and rather the hearts of their owners. And that is new, they are no longer broken so quickly. Although the overall defect rate is still slightly above average, Julchen refrains from the total outliers of the predecessors 33, 145/146 and the 147, which ran until 2010. The engines are considered to be largely unproblematic across the board, the quality has improved significantly. The 105 hp variants are only for those who are curmudgeons, But with the 1.4-liter with 120 hp you can live well. With daily admission, they start on the net for 16,000 euros. An offer that Alfisti can hardly refuse.
|Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.0 JTDM TCT: cost|
|Test consumption||6.2 l D / 100 km|
|CO2||166 g / km|
|Liability (20) *||591 euros|
|Partially comprehensive (21) *||195 euros|
|Fully comprehensive (19) *||616 euros|
|Motor vehicle tax (Euro 6)||226 euros|
|Spare part prices **|
|Alternator (AT)||735 euros|
|water pump||438 euros|
|Timing belt||506 euros|
|Rear silencer||589 euros|
|Front left fender, painted||672 euros|
|Brake discs and pads v.||550 euros|
|* Online tariff of the HUK24 insurance: registration in Hamburg, driver only policyholders and partners (25 years old), annual mileage 15,000 km, no-claims class 1; ** Prices including wages and 19 percent sales tax|
* Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions and, if applicable, the power consumption of new cars can be found in the “Guide to Official Fuel Consumption”, which is available free of charge at all sales outlets and from “Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH” (www .dat.de).