Used Alfa Romeo Giulia long-term test review

The Alfa Romeo Giulia has plenty of style and an exotic badge, but is that enough to make it worthy of a used purchase?...

Alfa Romeo Giulia long-term

The car 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.2 JTDM-2 190 Speciale  

Run by Mark Pearson, used cars editor

Why it’s here To find out if buying a used Alfa is now an undertaking to be considered with both the head and the heart

Needs to Add a dash of Italian charisma to the daily grind, as well as cope admirably with all that an executive car should do


Mileage 4550 List price new (2019) £37,795 Price new with options £41,765 Value now £28,000 Test economy 36.6mpg Official economy 51.4mpg


8th April - And if you're looking for a way out

Regular readers of these updates will know I’m rather fond of this quirky Alfa Romeo of mine.

True, I'm finding the diesel engine a little grumbly, and having driven petrol-engined Giulias in the past, I wonder if I would have been happier with one of those. And I do have to stick the car in its Dynamic driving mode rather than its Normal one to insure I can pull out of a side turning without my hair turning grey, such can be its initial lethargy, but neither of those annoyances can sway me in my passions.

Alfa Romeo Giulia long-term

However, while it’s true that I can never wait to get into my Alfa, I never envisaged there would be problems getting out of it. For some reason, the front door aperture of the Giulia is particularly small, so if you have your seat set back and the steering wheel out a reasonable distance, it’s a mighty effort to haul yourself through the available gap between the wheel and the door pillar. Perhaps the car is fond of me too and so doesn’t want me to leave?

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