Which used Alfa Romeo Mito hatchback should I buy?
The 0.9-litre TwinAir petrol is best avoided. It has to be worked hard to make even half-decent progress and, because it has little torque, you’re constantly changing down a gear (sometimes two) to overtake, and to climb steep hills.
The turbocharged 1.4-litre 140 petrol engine is a much better choice. It’s stronger and delivers its power more evenly so doesn’t have to be worked as hard. The higher-powered version of the 1.4, the 170, is stronger again, while the 1.3 diesel is perfectly adequate for most journeys.