The car has done 118k but the engine is anyones guess. i'm driving with my fingers crossed until i have some more cash to put in to her. great car though. the mechanic told me that the timing belt would have been ok for another while even if i hadn't changed it. what harm. the car cost E800 from the kilkenny guy, since then, air bag ecu E50, ashtray, air filter cover and window controls E50, thermostat E100, timing belt and labour E220,
spark plugs, batterry, oil and filter E250. total cost 1470.. My friend is a originally a volvo mechanic and now has a parts shop. he told me i was crazy buying an alfa. after changing the belt, we took it for a run. he was driving and by the time we got back he was beaming. the grip on the road and the instant poke was what did it for him. i think even he's converting.