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Review 2012 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2 0liter Turbo Diesel The Truth About Cars

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Review: 2012 Alfa Giulietta 2.0-liter Turbo

We decided to take a family this summer in Italy, in Florence and driving into Tuscany to spend a mellow in a rental villa near friends. I reserved a “Ford or equivalent” with Hertz after a thoroughly unpleasant in the queue (“not exactly” they handed me the keys to an Romeo Giulietta with a transmission, two liter turbo Forza Italia!

I now had one week the sort of car that American readers often like to about their inability to buy at

First up, the snout. To my American modern Alfa Romeo are very striking. You’ll not them for anything else at if you’re looking from the

That upside-down-triangle grill is and proud. While the earlier 159 accompanied it with a thin bar that gave the resulting car an sharp, purposeful appeal, the softens the grill with headlights and front fascia. than one native Italian we met positive note of the car.

about styling. How about The hatchback is big. It’s not as as the trunk in our Acura TL but it’s taller, and definitely has more space than a VW Golf. All our fit comfortably back there room to spare.

Many of the little details of the are comparable to what you might in a Golf: switchblade key, cloth seats with manual adjustments, baseball-sized knob, etc. Still, the couldn’t help themselves style over substance. My 7 years old, had to reach up as as she could to open the back since they moved the up next to the C-pillar. My wife, feet tall, had trouble up to close the hatch when it was As the driver, I appreciated the tilt and wheel.

I didn’t appreciate the clock was in tiny lettering my passengers couldn’t see.

room is great. The backseat has of space for real adults. The position has you sitting relatively

You have a very good for your four corners, is deeply necessary when some of the smaller streets in old cities and towns.

On to the driving! The diesel has all the benefits and that you’d expect. The low means you’re shifting earlier than your instincts tell you. you can run at a much lower RPM than any gasoline engine would tolerate. The computer nags you to early, seemingly trying its to keep the engine under

At a low engine speed like you can put your foot down and near nothing happens at The engine’s personality completely around 2000rpm, when the spools up and you suddenly feel the Shift before the redline and still in the power band and good. This contrasts, for with the Hyundai Veloster liter non-turbo, manual) I test drove a few months ago for Wind the Veloster up to the redline, and you’ve got nothing.

The Giulietta much better (as, I does the Veloster Turbo). For it’s worth, the Giulietta’s and clutch feel are nothing special. There’s none of awesome snickety-snick shifting, and the s clutch grab point is a bit

The real standout feature of the is its suspension. During our vacation, we from cobblestone streets to autostrada, from smooth cutbacks to bumpy gravel roads. The Giulietta’s suspension is all trying to preserve some when faced with roads. Yes, you’ll it when driving over but the Giulietta damps out a lot of the vibrations still keeping things tight.

The few times I did some “spirited” through the twisties, the car felt and composed. Still, this is no car. Does the Giulietta “passion and soul” and lovely exhaust notes as Top Gear’s May notes of earlier Alfas. the gasoline engines do, but for the diesel, no.

a nice car, but you won’t in love with it.

Deep inside, I’m a gadget guy, and is where the Giulietta let me down. The stereo in our car had no aux input for my phone. to the owner’s manual, you only get ten-cent jack with the pricier “Blu Me” package. at least on the Fiat 500 I once with at a Texas dealership, Blu Me include Bluetooth A2DP for music streaming.

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Once I figured out how to convert the menus to English, I saw a long of adjustments, but no way to fix the things that most annoying. Foremost, the car holy screaming hell if one of passengers unbuckles before the car has to a complete stop. Also the car insists on asking you to shift and often. What you can do, however, is the car from “normal” to “dynamic” According to the owner’s manual, increases max torque by 10%, you’d never notice.

it replaces the shift indicator with the Alfa “DNA” Yes indeed, 10% less guilt improves driving dynamics.

gadgety features: the Giulietta turn the engine off when at a light. Once you push the in, the engine starts back up all by Despite this, if you were enough to turn the key with the car in and the clutch engaged, the starter happily tries to drag the car the ignition doesn’t require you to the clutch pedal down. go ahead, ask me how I figured that The Giulietta has a hill holding that works pretty

It has a rear sonar parking to help you nudge your car as far as it can go. The lights and wipers also automatic modes. It even the engine if you stall it. (Yes,

What about mileage? half of our driving time was on the half on local twisty According to the trip computer, we 5.8 l / 100 km (40.5 mpg). This is the as the Giulietta’s official “city” rating. (Wikipedia has all the stats. ) The s official “combined” rating is 4.7 l / (50 mpg).

My freeway driving was sedate, since I wasn’t to get ticketed by the autostrada’s ubiquitous cameras, so this means mountain driving, with the spooled up and driving with engine braking, is unsurprisingly to this car’s mileage. At the end of the before I handed the car back, I roughly $100 filling the for 800 km of driving, with maybe a of a tank left. (What range!) To drive the same and style in my Acura TL. with super-unleaded-mandatory V6, I would have to have averaged 20 mpg, roughly the same dollar-cost-per-mile, you’re comfortable with my U.S. gasoline prices a big V6 sedan against European prices with a smaller 4-cylinder car.

In Europe, the value proposition of the is clear: high mileage and interior space in a car that into smaller places giving you decent amounts of and “style”. Today, in the U.S. the car you can buy to the Giulietta is the new Dodge Dart. the same basic platform, but of you can’t get the diesel or the hatchback.

The big if cars like the Giulietta or the comparable BMW 180d Sport offered in the States, how well they sell? Based on my in the Giulietta, I’d imagine they do quite well.

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