Sorry for delay in replying!
Cannot say TBH on the oil, I check it once a month and top up a little
No overheating, I replaced the thermostat in Dec due to low temp (stuck open). does use a little coolant
I didnt own the car when the engine was replaced but I phoned the dealer (stamp) and they have confirmed this.
MOT TAX Nov
Knocking! I live on an off road type track (not managed by council) and does have a little knock that seems to be on passenger side when driven on this road but not noticable on normal roads
Its a smooth, quiet car
Its a genuine sale, not selling because there is a problem.
My tax returns are mileage based so makes sense for me to have a diesel which I now have.
I was a little dissapointed when I bought the Alfa due to first car for a while without a turbo but its grown on me a lot mainly due to it not breaking
Went to France in it in April for 4 weeks without a hitch
Its HPI clear
Its not mint, its due a service, interior is very good and its reliable, no nasty suprises and I would happily drive to France in it again tomorrow
Everything is there, spare wheel, tools etc etc
I say this as my current car has had to have all sorts, horn, spare wheel, no service books, tyres!
Latest - Honda S2000
Previous Alfa - 52, 156 sportswagon 2.0TS