Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Alfa Romeo Giulia saloon?
Not all Giulias came with front or rear parking sensors, so you should have a look for signs of parking scuffs in the bumpers or for evidence of poor paint repairs that could affect the manufacturer’s paint and bodywork warranty.
The alloy wheels on some models can be susceptible to kerb damage, which can be expensive to repair.
What are the most common problems with a used Alfa Romeo Giulia saloon?
If you experience tyre scrub when on full steering lock in your Giulia, don’t worry, they all do that – the Quadrifoglio is the worst for it. This is due to aggressive steering geometry that allows the car to have very quick steering and resist understeer at speed.
There has been one recall so far for the Giulia that involves cars built between 14 November 2017 and 15 December 2017. Mineral oil might get into the braking and clutch system, so it’s worth checking with your Alfa Romeo dealer to see if your car is affected.
Also, it’s worth pointing out that you should never leave a credit card or car park ticket on the sliding cover over the front cupholders, because the gap between this and the dashboard is large enough for such things to slip into the centre console, never to be found again.
Is a used Alfa Romeo Giulia saloon reliable?
This is the section in which Alfa Romeo usually gets a kicking, but not any more. The brand finished in 25th place out of 31 manufacturers in our most recent reliability survey, and it has, in recent ones, finished even higher than that. Likewise, the Giulia has in the past finished in the top three in the executive car class, although this year it finished in a respectable mid-table position.
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