The Giulia might miss out on standard full-leather seating, but, it does come with a full suite of safety equipment such as forward collision alert, lane departure warning and autonomous emergency braking as standard, which many of its rivals make you pay extra for. What’s more, the Giulia undercuts its direct rivals from BMW, Audi and Mercedes on price. It also has competitive CO2 emissions (in diesel form) and agreeable company car tax payments. Residuals may not be as strong as those of its German competition, but they are much better than they were for Alfa Romeos of old.
Alfa Romeo currently only offers a two-year, unlimited-mileage warranty on its new cars, which is about the shortest warranty of any mainstream car today and doesn’t bring much peace of mind. The dealer network’s customer service also attracts decidedly mixed reviews from Alfa owners. The company does include three years of roadside assistance cover for the car, though.
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