oh no! sounds like your bodywork is taking a bit of a bashing...I took mine to alfaaid local specialists yesterday to take a look at the "swirling, air rushing|" noise i've been banging on about, and typically he couldn't hear it. I then took it out, and couldn't hear it either....earlier that day I had taken it back to the people who fitted the new front pipes, and I think they might have tightened sometihng up from the original job, as it now seems t be fixed. The alfaaid bloke said that it felt tight for the miles, and there was nothing noise wise he would worry about, so thats good piece of mind.
My insurance wasn't high at all - on my alfa 147 jtdm 1.9 I was paying 670 at renewal...with this motor, I managed to get it down to £490 for the year...I'm 24, 25 this month. The previous owner said he was paying 550 and he was 44, so, bit of a result !
Alfaaid chap also said that the highest he's seen these cars go is 200,000 miles, so hopefully (fingers crossed) got plenty more pleasurable motoring to go in my 116,000 miler.
Last night there was a big crash down my road...I was straight out to check they hadn't hit the alfa (its on road parking) ... luckily it had hit parked cars 2 cars up
*phew*. People seem to be out to get them at the moment morebhpplz!