Giulietta or Civic?

I need a new car and I like the Honda Civic and Alfa Romeo Giulietta. I will be doing mainly suburban driving, occasional motorway runs and low mileage - probably 6000/9000 miles a year.

Essentials are:- reliability, good to drive, economical to run, comfortable. Which would you recommend?

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Without a doubt the Civic 1.8i the 2006-2012 was capable of 45mpg; the 2012 can do 48mpg and both are good to drive. Not as pretty as a Giulietta, but much more efficient. Chain cam, too.

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