2015 Alfa Romeo MiTo Distinction 0.9 TwinAir
A car you buy with your heart, not your head!
Glovebox rattle - fixed under warranty but came back.
Air Conditioning failure - fixed under warranty.
Aerial failure - fixed under warranty.
Passenger seat won't slide forward - needs to go in for repair under warranty.
Paint is not very thick, stone chips on the bonnet within days of ownership.
It's a pretty little car inside and out; I still turn and have a last look at it when parked
Ride is harsh on some surfaces and steering is woolly and vague unless in dynamic mode.
The twinAir engine is great fun once you get out of 1st gear, which has no range; the engine is screaming for 2nd almost instantly. I should have test drove the 1.4 unit for comparison.
Nice comfy seats in the front and had no complaints from rear passengers.
Some of the interior plastics used in the rear are a bit flimsy.
Limited rear visibility; you need the parking sensors!
Boot space is OK for shopping, but a struggle with suitcases or large loads.
Uconnect stereo is pretty decent, but is let down by poor speakers; they're OK at normal volumes, but get a bit boomy when the volume is pushed.
On the whole I love the car and the feeling when driving, but it's been let down by the faults, and the depreciation in value is not good after 2 years of ownership; it's worth less than half its list price.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th January, 2018