Had the 147 05 plate 2.0 lusso for just over a year now but :-
i wish the ride quality was better , its got 17" wheels on and it follows ridges like crazy and only feels nice on really smooth tarmac ( not much of that around here)
ive checked the tyres and pressure etc and the wheels were rebalanced by the alfa dealer when i complained about the iffy feeling i get .
the car is worse on really cold days , the suspension is really harsh and even on smooth tarmac if you hit a manhole cover or bump the steering will rock side to side as it skims the bump .
the alfa dealer says they all do that sir ! with the 17" wheels and that mine drives as it should . they did find some wear in the N/s front wisbone , but it was'nt an MOT failure .
the car is now out of warranty and due an MOT in Feb and a low milage service , i dont want to pay alfa prices , so was going to go to my old garage i used to use .
the wife's colleczione also has 17" wheels but hers is a newer car , it will track uneven surfaces but it dont try to pull the wheel out your hands on bumps like mine
also starting to get a squeak over bumps on the front suspension , not sure if it is or something in the car , ie from cold plastic etc
i'll probably wait till feb before i go to the garage as i cant really afford to send the car in at the moment , but i will be cross if they find something that alfa would'nt fix when i complained and they looked at the car over 6 months ago , as the 12month warranty they gave me has now expired .
the car has covered just 4 k since i bought it and i have'nt hit any kerbs
any advice gratefully received