i just want to offer an update on my wonderful soap opera with the alarm issue that started back in early Feb 2008.
Well guess what! not fixed still, but on the way to fix it, i afto thank chris that refurbished the key which we thought was going to let me disarm the alarm - but it was a no joy moment, none the less worth a try, now the only option is to surrender to those sods of the Alfa Romeo dealers. and so with great displeasure i had to surrender the key and ask them to fix it. I'm expecting a hefty bill at the end of this, condidering that i was hit over the head for 120 pounds just for a simple diagnostic, mind you if you are based in london and need an Alfa Rome dealership please stay away from a place called DESIRA. daylight robbery! now i've taken the car to Autodelta - in the hope that they will not skin me alive with a huge bill!
chaps i afto say i'm half italian and i always loved Alfa cars but this is putting my faith and my wallet through some re-thinking.
so far every little thing that has gone wrong over the 3 1/2 years of ownership has been expensive. Before i had a soul-less BMW, granted german - little in the way of personality or pleasure to drive but folks has to be said onver the same ammouont of years of ownership the BM was far easier to live with.
Any how - fingers crossed and lets see what comes next!