Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Alfa Romeo Mito hatchback?
Visibility is limited to the rear and sides of the Mito, so check for scuffs and dents on the bodywork picked up in city centre car parks, and check also the alloy wheels for kerb damage.
What are the most common problems with a used Alfa Romeo Mito hatchback?
Most problems relate to non-engine electrics, but there have been reports of timing chain issues on the Multijet engines, the engine management light can come on, leaks from the transmission oil, power steering failures and some gearbox issues too. As well as this, interior trim can creak and rattle.
Is a used Alfa Romeo Mito hatchback reliable?
The Mito didn’t feature in our most recent reliability survey, but previous surveys have found it in the bottom half of the table, with problems as reported above. Surprisingly perhaps, its bigger brother the Giulietta did well in our most recent survey, finishing 10th in the family cars category. Alfa Romeo as a brand actually finished in fifth place out of 32 manufacturers, an amazingly good result.