hi all. just after everyones opinions on the alfa clutch issue really. im staggered with the amount of threads realating to everyones clutch problems. after owning my 147 for a month the biggest problem i have with it is the clutch...the gearchange is absolutely ruining the driving experience!!! my old corollas gear change was smooth as silk and i just wish the alfa was the same. so whats up with the clutch system in the alfa and why is everyone having clutch problems if the clutches are made by an independant manafacturer???
The problem you are describing has nothing to do do with the clutch. Am i correct in assuming that you mean movement of the gearstick into gears?
if so, you have excessive corrosion on the gear selector plate pivot pin and/or worn bush on the gear lever ball joint.
Alfa clutches wear no worse than any other car.