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Alfa Giulietta Cloverleaf #1631369
02/04/2019 12:04
02/04/2019 12:04
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 508
Sunny Ayrshire
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Sunny Ayrshire
My better half is trying to convince me into a Giulietta Cloverleaf after her Abarth 500 recent purchase.

Is the manual versions better than the TCT auto versions ? Or does the 1.4 Multi-Air ( 170 bhp ) deliver the power better than the 235 bhp Cloverleaf model?


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Re: Alfa Giulietta Cloverleaf [Re: ScouseCoupe] #1631417
03/04/2019 20:55
03/04/2019 20:55
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S. Wales. Way beyond my means
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We have the diesel Giulietta, with the QV spec suspension/brakes/wheels etc, so happy to answer any general questions. The Brembo brakes are awesome and the handling and steering is precise and entertaining. But afraid I don't know about the petrols. Personally, the 235bhp would tempt me, as the chassis is very stiff and feels like it could handle the power. The 1.4 might be a better all rounder perhaps, but it's a heavy car for a small engine, even with a turbo.

Good excuse to do some test drives ?


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Re: Alfa Giulietta Cloverleaf [Re: ScouseCoupe] #1631450
04/04/2019 19:37
04/04/2019 19:37
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Norway
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I believe Harry Metcalfe had some thoughts on the different petrol models in his review of the Veloce.

https://youtu.be/jFSf5YhYQbw?t=250

Re: Alfa Giulietta Cloverleaf [Re: ScouseCoupe] #1631494
06/04/2019 06:03
06/04/2019 06:03
Joined: Aug 2007
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Southsea
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Can’t comment on the petrol engine models but we had a 2011 diesel 140 bhp Veloce which was a great looking motor but it was fraught with problems. If you go down this road of getting an earlier one check the following work as they all failed on our car:

Goes into 1st gear
USB socket
No knocks going over bumps
Brakes don’t squeal
Rear wiper starts and returns to stop position
Rear fog light
Reversing light

The bottom three were caused by the wiring loom between chassis and boot snapping.

Despite its flaws my wife loved it.

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Re: Alfa Giulietta Cloverleaf [Re: ScouseCoupe] #1631782
17/04/2019 20:53
17/04/2019 20:53
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Guildford
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The 170bhp MultiAir is the one to have. I've had both this model and currently the 240bhp Veloce. The MultiAir engine and manual box was a lovely combination, really nicely balanced car. The TCT box (in the Veloce) is only usable in Dynamic mode - in Normal it changes into 6th all the time. In Dynamic it's ok, but it makes the steering too heavy. And it torque steers - the power is really too much for the chassis. But the 170bhp manual just feels fine in Normal mode, best Alfa I've had over a lifetime of them, I'd have one again.


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