Just heard back from the dealers, the clutch is faulty something to do with the fingers. Anyway its being covered under warranty so that's saved me anywhere between £450-£700 based on quotes I've seen on here. They are also replacing the front suspension arms as I complained about the front end knocking.
My only concern is it's only done 17K, I've only done 8K in it, they should be far more reliable than that. My old 156 had a clutch in the first 6 months of its life too, but that was a noisy thrust bearing.
Hope you get your sorted too.
I guess they 'should' be more reliable than that
My Alfa experience isn't short of incredible...My 147 had the clutch problems you've had (back to dealers 2 times)...also clutch pin break, complicated water leaks (back to dealers 3 times!), spider joint/drive shaft replacements (back to dealers 2 times...still not resolved) and various rattles etc. All this in the space of a few months and a car that's not even 2 years old.
All work has been done under warranty and the dealer has been great....but it's been such a joke and inconvenient beyond belief. I think the car looks brilliant and is great to drive with the only problems being an inherently heavy clutch (they're all like that) and I hate the way the steering wheel vibrates at idle!! I thought Alfa's are supposed to be refined
The car is going as soon as I can get the funds as it'll be impossible (financially) to keep it on the road after the warranty runs out.
I'm writing a day to day blog on my works internal site which is getting a bit of a cult following due to it being a good source of amusement....I'll publish this on the Alfa forum with all the comments (think I may have to edit it slightly though) when I get the time to make a word doc.
Good old Alfa Romeo..........they're not near the bottom of the JD Power survey every year for nothing me thinks