Swifty GT - I am very sorry to hear of your misfortune. As you can see from my earlier post, I am in the position of broken cambelt too - at 59,000 and just over 4 years old.
I have tried asking Alfa for a goodwill gesture towards the repair but have been turned down flat........and a very Merry Christmas to Alfa too!!!!!
Does anyone know that since I only bought the car in March (admittedly from a car supermarket), am I in any way covered by Sale of Goods Act (SoGA), or any other in regard to the thorny issue of them giving 3 months warranty but SoGA giving 12 months as standard, etc?