New plates were issued on 2020-08-04, new rego is CY76HL.
Keeping the custom plates would've added $469 for the annual renewal, way more than the $377 for the rest of the routine rego fees.
- 2012 model, 43,237 km on clock when bought on 2016-02-26, black exterior on black interior, Distinctive trim level, Series 0 (ie. 1st generation model), apparently with QV sport pack added
This page has links to lots of details specs like gearing and acceleration: http://www.automobile-catalog.com/car/2012/1437185/alfa_romeo_giulietta_1_4_tb_16v_multiair_tct.html
Wheel specs and tyres: https://www.wheel-size.com/size/alfa-romeo/giulietta/2012/#trim-14tb-multiair-eudm
- Purchase: $17,000
- Transfer of ownership: $31
- Stamp duty: $510 (3%)
GIO comprehensive, valued at $19,000. $850 excess payable.
$1229 premium for 1yr of coverage through to 2017-02-26.
Second year assumed value $18,500, insured at $19,500. Same $850 excess payable. $1327.34 premium for 1yr of coverage through to 2018-02-26.
CTP Green Slip
With GIO, about $550.
Due for rego on August 19th, costs outlined here: https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/registration/fees/registration-costs.html
Registered for private use, tare weight is 1259kg.
- Rego fee: $67
- Weight tax: $305 (1155kg to 1504kg weight class)
Running cost estimates
Estimated in 2017 perhaps, numbers are out of date.
- CTP: $603.71
- Rego: $801
- Registration: $65
- Motor vehicle tax: $293 (1155-1504kg vehicle)
- Custom number plate - Art Range: $454
- Comprehensive insurance: $1229
- Servicing: $800-1000
- Tolls: Averaging $4/day at the moment (every day, so $1460/yr for calculations)
- NRMA roadside assistance (renew in mid-April): $110
- Fuel: $1850 (guess)
- Maintenance (eg. tyres, etc): $324 (wild guess)
- Payment towards next car for replacement (aka. depreciation): $1000
Call it $8300 per year.
Breakdown to weekly costs
- Tolls: $28
- Fuel: $36
- Smaller maintenance: $6.25
Pay $70.25 each week.
- Rego: $15.40
- CTP: $11.25
- Comprehensive insurance: $21.72
- Servicing: $19.25 ?
- NRMA membership: $2.12
- Depreciation: $20
Put aside $90 each week.
Assume 15,000km per year, and economy of 9.5L/100km. That's 1425L/yr, about $1850 at $1.30/L.
I'm working this bit out now, hoping to exhibit at SMASH 2016.
This is a good spare parts supplier: https://www.aresespares.com.au/browse
These UK guys ship internationally: http://www.ebspares.co.uk/
"For parts, you can by OE-spec/originals through places like Arese Spares (Sydney) http://www.aresespares.com.au/index.html where Vlade is a real Alfa enthusiast and offers good service. Or EB Spares in the UK, and they have some higher performance stuff too. They offer good service and usually delivered within 2 weeks (depending upon supply). Then fit them yourself or have your local workshop do the job; you could save a hundred or two $ over a dealership, and still have OE parts.
If you are wanting higher performance, suitable for a street car (as opposed to track car), then look into Ferodo brake pads, like DS Performance series. For discs, you can look into DBA (Australia); or I use Tarox discs (Italy) which are grooved. The costs of some of these can be similar to dealer prices for the original-spec stuff."
Upgraded QV sports pack means it has bigger 18-inch wheels.
Tyres are specced as 225/40R18 92W.
Front wheels are Pirelli Cinturato P1, rear wheels are Dunlop Sport Maxx. Rears are worn out and need replacing before passing rego check, will just get some more Pirelli P1 replacements for now. When I do the front I'll get some P-Zero tyres maybe.
Tuffy up the road are quoting $265 to replace each tyre, material and labour all included (not sure about GST).
Front brakes were squealing and might need the pads aligned, mechanic is also going to check the rotors as they may need machining. Quoted $218 for replacement Brembo parts (better than $300 for Alfa parts), plus service and labour, comes to almost exactly $400.
Got them replaced on 2017-08-18, rotors were machined and the pads replaced. The squealing is completely gone now, only noise occurs occasionally when stopping.
The Giulietta has a functional launch control. Oh golly does it work.
I wanna put some front parking sensors in, which necessitates removing the front bumper to drill holes and run wires.
- 4x big torx bolts on top at the front of the engine bay, T55 size or so
- 1x T30 torx and 3x phillips head screws in each wheel arch
- 9x big torx (T55 again?) around under the front lip, but I'm missing two due to damage under the left side, probably due to leaving the carpark after AGS
Is easy to remove and drill holes, the wiring is the hard part. I don't know where I'll be able to pass it through the firewall yet and I'm not having any luck finding spots to drill.
Guides for various things
How to: Upgrade your front mount intercooler (Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg8HPqXjVOg
Alfa Romeo Giulietta DIY video guides http://www.diagnostic-world.com/pages/alfa_romeo_giulietta_diy_video_guides_255456.cfm
Alfa Romeo workshop guides http://www.alfaworkshop.co.uk/alfa_maintenance_guides.shtml
Dismantling The Front Bumper From A MiTo 1.4 Multiair Turbo http://www.alfaworkshop.co.uk/MiTo_1.4_Multiar_Turbo_front_bumper_removal.shtml
Alfa Mito firewall hole http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-mito/841354-alfa-mito-firewall-hole.html
Amp wiring through bulkhead? http://forum.alfa156.net/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=6878