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Car Review

Alfa Romeo Giulietta review

£19,390 - £26,130
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Published: 13 Jan 2015
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Everyone should own an Alfa at some point in their lives. This one's a good place to start

Good stuff

Great looks, a sharp driver and some interesting engines

Bad stuff

Not as solid as the German rivals, only available as a five-door

Overview

What is it?

A hugely important play for Alfa Romeo in Europe, the Giulietta is tasked with bringing the Italian firm into the top flight, up against the all-conquering VW Golf. Despite best intentions, and Alfa’s glittering heritage, it’s failed in this challenge to date – so Alfa’s having another go with a facelifted version. Which, sensibly, leaves the face well alone: a car as pretty as this needs no surgery. The improvements come inside, under the bonnet and on the road. Is it all enough?

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What's the verdict?

A beautiful, entertaining and fundamentally different hatch.

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