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    Default Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCT

    Hi everyone,

    I'm in the market for a small hatch which is also fun/sporty to drive, and the Giulietta fits the bill.

    Does anyone here own one and can speak to its reliability, especially when it comes to the TCT gearbox?

    We're looking at the 1.6JTDM version

    Thanks for any advice
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    That's the duel clutch box


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepiscool View Post
    That's the duel clutch box
    Yep, I know.

    Just asking if anyone here has owned this/similar car and can provide feedback on long-term reliability.
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    Haven't owned a Guilietta, but a close friend had several versions over the years across both 1.4 and 1750 engine ranges. Also across both manual and tct.

    If you enjoy the boy racer scene, don't waste your time with anything other than the 1750. Not familiar with the diesel, but the 1.4 is a great econo option.

    Loads o info here
    https://www.alfaowner.com/forums/alfa-giulietta.201/

    My view is that the interior quality of the guilietta was not the same as the 159, but always an entertaining drive.

    Warning upfront that ownership of an Italian car has it ups and downs, but driving enjoyment is just one of my non-negotiables in life.

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    Why not a manual? The manual in my MiTo QV is the best toy that I've ever had! Because "wanneer sy ry, ry sy erg lekker!"

    So far so good, except for the exterior ambition temperature sensor that packed up, "ry sy nog die heeltyd" :-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by JAPster View Post
    Haven't owned a Guilietta, but a close friend had several versions over the years across both 1.4 and 1750 engine ranges. Also across both manual and tct.

    If you enjoy the boy racer scene, don't waste your time with anything other than the 1750. Not familiar with the diesel, but the 1.4 is a great econo option.

    Loads o info here
    https://www.alfaowner.com/forums/alfa-giulietta.201/

    My view is that the interior quality of the guilietta was not the same as the 159, but always an entertaining drive.

    Warning upfront that ownership of an Italian car has it ups and downs, but driving enjoyment is just one of my non-negotiables in life.

    Wanneer hy ry, ry hy bleddie lekker.
    We have a 1400 in the family with the auto box.

    It seems more fragile than the 156/159 models, but when on the road it is a fun drive. Not Mito fun, but still fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepiscool View Post
    Why not a manual? The manual in my MiTo QV is the best toy that I've ever had! Because "wanneer sy ry, ry sy erg lekker!"

    So far so good, except for the exterior ambition temperature sensor that packed up, "ry sy nog die heeltyd" :-)
    Well, this will be a car for when we emigrate, and I don't want to learn how to change gears with the wrong hand while driving on the wrong side of the road
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepiscool View Post
    Why not a manual? The manual in my MiTo QV is the best toy that I've ever had! Because "wanneer sy ry, ry sy erg lekker!"

    So far so good, except for the exterior ambition temperature sensor that packed up, "ry sy nog die heeltyd" :-)
    The MiTo is the one that I still wanted to own. Loved the shape ever since I saw it in the flesh at Auto Africa many moons ago, but alas, it was not meant to be. My experience with Alfa / Fiat cars has largely been positive until you need something from the dealers. The 159 has been bulletproof since new.
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    I missed out on a deal on this Stelvio today! She is beautiful with paddle shift, beautiful wheels, Harmon Kardon sound.. Maybe better so, I'd have to sell my MiTo to afford her...

    I did test drive another Stelvio there and WOW what a drive! That two litre engine is very nippy, the eight speed gearbox is a charm, the steering is magnificent to the extend that swambo is cured from test drives for a while... The roads were wet, but I would love to attempt a twisty section of road. Next time... Click image for larger version. 

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    I test drove a Stelvio in Nov last year - what an SUV!

    Coming from an RRS SCV8, this thing had a much nicer interior/ergonomics, and a sporty ride, it felt more like a hot hatch than an SUV.

    Road holding & handling were really nice - sharp and precise, you just point and press the loud pedal and it went!

    I would definitely buy one, but unfortunately out of the budget range.
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    That Stelvio went for R439k...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepiscool View Post
    That Stelvio went for R439k...
    What was wrong with it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepiscool View Post
    That Stelvio went for R439k...
    Motherbuffer, that was a deal!

    But why such a low price?
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    Yep, there's a lot in Fairlands who has a connection with Alfa. They have a black one with low mileage for R469k. With red interior!

    My concern is too things. It would not serve as a holiday car, it would drive me swambo crazy as it begs too much too fling it forward and into corners at insane speeds. And I need to tow my caravan of 1000kg, which would be 1.3t loaded.

    The tow rating on the Stelvio is 1.3t. That should be fine for short trips, but hauling my rig up town hill and van Reenen's might be stretching it. If someone could provide some guidance it would be appreciated. The Stelvio would certainly provide better fuel economy than the monster Jeep that I have my eye on..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepiscool View Post
    Yep, there's a lot in Fairlands who has a connection with Alfa. They have a black one with low mileage for R469k. With red interior!

    My concern is too things. It would not serve as a holiday car, it would drive me swambo crazy as it begs too much too fling it forward and into corners at insane speeds. And I need to tow my caravan of 1000kg, which would be 1.3t loaded.

    The tow rating on the Stelvio is 1.3t. That should be fine for short trips, but hauling my rig up town hill and van Reenen's might be stretching it. If someone could provide some guidance it would be appreciated. The Stelvio would certainly provide better fuel economy than the monster Jeep that I have my eye on..
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    The Jeep is a 2014 GC 5.7L V8. A cherry red with 127k on the clock. I'm indecisive about taking the mechanical warranty on it. I expect to drive about 15 to 20k kms during the 24 month duration. Obviously if anything major would break it would be worth the R19k cost, but I understand that the GC is as bullet proof as my Rubicon was which ate the sum total of two batteries and one water pump during the eight years and 170k kms. What do you guys think?


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    I own the 1.4 MA version its a 2013 model and so far so good , build quality is not the best but then I purchased it as a used car with 15k on for around 50% discount in 2015.
    I have owned many Alfas and this is probably the easiest to live with, my previous was a 3.2 GT and the 1.4 is ok on performance and great on fuel average 7.2l/100km
    The diesel version is not sold here so I cant comment , but from an earlier post I see you are leaving , to where ?
    In RSA the dealer service is quite bad and there are not many so check dealerships service etc
    Otherwise if price is good then yes
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