Re: Losing faith
alternator is German anyway, so that could happen to any car.
the rest, you need to thing like an Italian
noisy roof lining....turn the radio up
loose skirt......glue it back on, its good for a man has to get his hands dirty once in a while
noisy suspension.....if you want good handling, the car i letting you know it is worn rather than staying silent and give no warning
most cars will need some attention at 72k miles, I would not even say you've been unlucky, after all, no failed cambelt, no clutch, no exhaust, no electrical gremlins etc etc.
I would suggest getting a Toyota next time