Re: The stripe is off!!!
I'm 22 and got my first Alfa (and car in general after driving around my Mum's Matiz...oh yes)
Love it, got through a crank sensor within 1 year and aside from the oil top up and tyre changes, I've not had any issues at all. Although I'm taking her in for a service next month and will possibly look at a cambelt change, which will be fun as there's a slight whizzing noise coming from the belt areas which you can hear at high revs in low gears.
Insurance costs me £680, not bad for no years no claims. That's a 1.6 147 120bph btw.