Alfa 147 mjet 16v 2005
We've owned this car for about 2 years now and travelled over 40,000km, including a 3000km round trip to Italy. The cars going in for its 160,000km (100,000 mile) service + cambelt change in a couple of days and has been close to 100% reliable. The only thing thats needed replacing, apart from bulbs and 2 front tyres, was the turbo tube that was split.
The car has been well cared for with a full service history from a good mark specialist and we don't drive it too hard. I've heard that the jtds are very reliable though I would make sure that the cambelt has been changed on time along with the water pump. The water pump can fail prematurely throwing the cambelt with expensive consequences. That aside, it's a great car, nice looking, quick with plenty of diesel shove and 50mpg fuel consumption.
Sounds like you've had some bad luck but maybe all the dodgy parts were replaced on our car before we bought it!
Last edited by Matti0076; 13-02-12 at 10:51.