The 2011 Alfa Romeo Mito as used cars for sale in Johannesburg

The 2011 Alfa Romeo Mito 1.4 Distinctive is a sassy little number. Should you consider them as used cars for sale in Johannesburg? Why not read this review and decide for yourself.

Likes:
• looks stunning
• fine engine
• should have good re-sale value
• handsome interior

Dislikes:
• rear legroom is tight
• rear visibility is poor
• refinement is average
• five-speed gearbox lacks mechanical precision

Technical specs for the 2011 Alfa Romeo Mito 1.4 Distinctive as used cars for sale in Gauteng.
Engine Layout: transverse inline 4
Cylinders: 4
Aspiration; turbocharged
Ignition Type: electric
Gearbox Details: 5-speed manual
Fuel Capacity: 45 litres
Fuel Consumption – Highway: 4.5 litres
Fuel Consumption – Urban: 7.4 litres
Consumption Annual Average: 5.6 litres
Fuel Type: unleaded
Fuel Supply: multi-air, turbo, variable valve intake
Power Output: 100kw@5000
Torque: 206nm@1750
Auto Traction Control: yes
Towing Capacity (KG): 500
Air conditioner
Remote Side Mirrors
Electric Windows
Rear Screen Demister
Immobiliser
Air Bag – Number: 7
ABS brakes
Front Brakes: 281mm discs
Rear Brakes: 251mm discs
Brake Hydraulics: abs, asr, bas, vdc, hill hold
Front Suspension: mcpherson strut
Rear Suspension: torsion beam
Steering Type: rack + pinion, electric power assist
Steering Column Height / Rake Adjust

What exactly is the Distinctive as used cars for sale in Johannesburg? Cars.uk.msn.com says the Distinctive is based on the same basic platform as all the latest iterations of the Fiat Punto (so the Grande and the Evo as well as the current plain vanilla), but with that evocative badge and curves modelled after the 8C Competizione super car, the Mito is aimed squarely at the MINI hatch and the Audi A1.

Vehicletraders.co.za describes the Distinctive as having a particular shape to grasp attention. “At external look, the body has a vigorous and startling style with a slightly violent touch. The front headlights and tail-light surrounds which are available in both halogen and xenon bulbs, shows the model aggressiveness.”

In the light of the performance and handling of the Distinctive as used cars for sale in Johannesburg, Whatcar.com wasn’t very impressed and felt that it was firm, but not very exciting. “The Mito neither rides nor handles with the composure you’d expect from a premium super-mini. It is nowhere near as good to drive as an Audi A1 or a Mini. All versions suffer from wind noise and road noise at higher speeds, and low-speed clunks from the suspension.”

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