I would not recommend a woman to drive a selespeed though
what century is this?
Running costs on my 2.4 JTD 156 over 4 years and 150k km (bought it at 100k, took it to 250)
Oil change and service
every 20,000km - 2-300 Euros (dep on brake pads etc)
every 100,000km - costs vary, last time I got the timer, the distributer and the water pump for 600 Euros all in
when they need it (rec'd check every 100k iirc) mine went at 165k - 1,000 Euros for a full front set (tops and bottoms) but that was done by alfa. rears still going afaik. is the 147 suspension the same system? not sure on that but thought it wasn't
- well it uses tyres like any other car
. mine went a little early (about 180k iirc)
- wasn't expecting that, went a week after the new clutch went in
went once (120 Euros)
solenoid went (100 Euros)
Glow plugs tarted to go at 250k. I'd had an uninsured prang in it by then so I sold her for bits and got a shiny new(ish) V6
electrics generally held together well, except alfa must have shares in Phillips, I blew a main beam bulb on average every 6 months I guess.
the belt is not worth skimping on, mate at work's 147 JTD belt went ... >2k to fix. ofc this is a possibility on any car with a timing belt rather than chain and Alfa certainly aren't alone in that. also worth having done at the same time is the waterpump. cheap fix but if it goes can take the timing belt with it afaik