Before long now (within a few months
), I am going to starting the shop for my first car. If possible, I would also like it to double up as my first Alfa. Having got a couple of vague quotes, I was surprised to find that the 1.6 Alfa 147 is actually a viable option for me. By which I mean it wasn't too vastly more expensive than a 1.0 Toyota Aygo! This may change, as insurance prices for my age group go up and down all the time, and this quote is from a company which is substantially cheaper than any other - it's possible that it might run into difficulties between now and when I start driving.
Anyhow, basically what I want to know is, quite simply, what have your experiences been like with your 147s? I appreciate that this is a pretty vast question, but I basically want to know roughly how much it's cost you, what it's been like to own, and whether the cost has been worth the ownership?
I am a tremendous Alfa fan, and would love for one to be my first car. But I basically just want to know whether you think your experience with the car has been good, and essentially whether with the same choice when you bought it you would buy it again. If you have any thoughts, I'd appreciate them. Thanks!