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The Alfa Romeo Giulietta is a top premium small car with a few flaws
9 Nov 2012
THERE is no doubt that the Giulietta is the most complete and competent Alfa Romeo sold in Australia for decades, narrowing the gap between the Italian way of doing things and the German/Japanese hegemony that seem to apply to all others.
In dual-clutch diesel guise, the latest version could even be all things to all buyers, mixing emotion with smart eco engineering.
However, the Giulietta also suffers from a number of flaws – types that Volkswagen or Ford would never allow to happen. But virtually none of these flaws, as it turns out, have to do with Alfa or Italian-car stereotypes.
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THE original 147 was a breath of fresh air and thrust Alfa Romeo right up against the popular Audi A3 and VW Golf in the burgeoning posh end of the small-car market, beating the BMW 1 Series by several years.
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