Rear bushes worn out after 26" km
Had my 18 months old 147 for a oil change yesterday. My local Dealer called to tell me that the rear suspension bushes were worn out (after 26.000 km)! 500 euros to fix!
Luckily, the car is still under 2 year warranty - I thought. Dealer didnt agree on this, due to being a grey import from Denmark with only 1 yr cover. I finally got a statement on my 2 year worldwide warranty from my Danish dealer faxed to the shop in Bergen. They finally agreed to fix it for free.
I find it really weird that authorized alfa shops are not "familiar" with the regular 2 year warranty. So be aware, all alfas and fiats reg. later than 9/01 has a 2 year worldwide warranty.
Weird engine noises above 5000 o/min happened to be a broken heatshield that had to be welded (150 euros)