I promise this will be my last post on this topic..so rest assured Mak!
As a previous owner of a BMW 323i and Audi A3 1.8T, I feel I am in a good position to make this comparison.
The BMW and Audi, did not have 1 problem in the first 24 months of ownership! And I purchased both cars in the first 6 months of production.
Nevertheless, none of these cars gave me as much driving enjoymant as the Alfa 147. However, I have had some small problem in the first 3 months of ownership, and I felt that this is the proper forum for me to discuss these. As you can understand, being a new Alfa owner, I am not sure how many or how severe problems I should expect.
As such talking to other Alfa owners helps me to understand whther what I am experiencing is normal or not. If people do not like to read about Alfa problems, the don't click on the link.
Finally, I would like to say being a fan of Alfa Romeo's (I will not buy another car without Selespeed!) does not necessarily mean that you perclude yourself from discussing faults of thecar, purely for information purposes.
Kendr, I would also like for you to understand that discussing faults of a car does not necessarily mean that you are whining about the car. And for your info, I chose the 147 because it it light years ahead of the 156 in looks, build and technology.