AROC 916 Registrar
AO Gold Member
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: United Kingdom
Re: Replacement key
Tough one to sum up this because, as you say there are so many opinions on this.
While it's not impossible to do it the DIY route, it is grief and you still need your code from Alfa, you need an indie with examiner who knows what to do, you need a new blade cut for the second hand key you buy (which may soon fail, being 2nd hand) and finally, not all keys can be done!
Save yourself the hassle, I know it's expensive but get a new key sorted from Alfa.