Which used Alfa Romeo Giulia saloon should I buy?
This depends on how you’re planning to use your Giulia. If you do lots of miles, you’ll need the cheaper running costs of a diesel. While it is a slightly noisier engine than you’ll find in some of its rivals, it isn’t overly so and the eight-speed automatic does a good job of quietening things down at a cruise.
Our favourite new Giulia is the 197bhp 2.0-litre petrol, but there are few on the used market at the moment. The more powerful 276bhp Veloce version is much more prevalent, but it’s costlier to insure.
The standard Giulia comes with plenty of equipment, but it’s the Super version that we would recommend, because it has a slightly better interior and part-leather seats that give it a more premium feel. The Speciale is nicer still if you can afford it, because it adds xenon headlights, electrically adjustable and heated front passenger seats, a heated steering wheel and 40/20/40-split folding rear seats. The Veloce is reserved for the 276bhp petrol, while Veloce Ti is the same but with added styling touches on the outside that make it look like the Quadrifoglio.