You said 2 twice. Anyhow:
First 2: That could be since it's your first car, when I had my first car, i was always afraid that I'd hit 3rd instead of 5th and always did the slow change (to neutral and then to 5th), but with the 147 I don't have any problems. But maybe you just need to get used to it.
Second two: Mine was very low and every bump felt like it would break my car, especially those rough roads. That's just how it is. The suspension is pretty "soft". Soft as in, it breaks easily, at least from my experience. It was driven in a place where the roads are okay before I got it, and when I did, it started being driven in places with ****ty roads. Now, I still need a few suspension components because it creaks at bumps.
3. Non-original lightbulbs. Could that "side light" be the door light? The light that lights up when you open your doors? The ones built on the back of the doors? I'm not sure which lights exactly it means but I'm pretty sure it's because the lights aren't original and are not giving the same resistance as an original bulb. I have that with my car. Headlights (xenon) and the license plate light aren't original and are always reporting issues when starting the car.
Hope you fix your issues man! I've had this alfa for a year today, and it's seriously the best looking car money can buy for this price, and even more. At least, in my opinion.
Lights on the doors are all working, checked them first. Had Rear Fog Light Failure , but fixed it with some tape on the number plate lights (
Roads here are ....not ideal to say the least. Main roads in the city are perfect, but I'm not going more than 65-70km/h on them. Some back roads, being equipped with 225/17 high quality rubber and lowered, I go at least double that. The bumps are annoying .
Noticed that with the tires and all my car really follows the road. If the road has a downwards sideways slope, my car will follow it and swerve to that direction. On a normal surface, it's all straight. The grip is immense , even with traction control OFF.
Anyways, here are some shots of my baby: http://imgur.com/a/NgP4a
. Currently considering to buy myself a black-on-white front emblem ,because no emblem at all doesn't give me the right vibe. First off, the technical issues though. The car is a beast above 2200RPM , the turbo is all spooled up and just allows me to go to jail easily. As with the broken turbo hose, 2000RPM is my current limit in order to daily it. Boring.