Chocolate suspension. Expensive to run V6 or 'unreliable' JTS petrol engines.
I refer to it as cheese but the end result is the same
All Alfas using bushes in the suspension parts have weak parts. Thats part and parcel of double wishbone suspension.
Disagree. I had two mid-late 90's Honda Accords a few years back, both had double wishbone front suspension that never creaked and never wore out. Could not tell you the actual mileage on them both but it was well over 100k. I also had a 1983 Mondial (wishbones all round) it never creaked nearly 50k yada yada. Alfa Romeo are/were just bad at suspension longevity I think
I did mine on the GT this year and used silicone grease (though none OEM parts) and already the other week heard it groan over a large speed bump. I reckon they will want doing within another 20k.
As for the car choice. I have only ever driven two Alfa Romeos, you can see which ones up in the top right. I have ridden in a 2.4JTD Brera and that has to be one of top four cars driven on the road I have ever been in.
The GT suffers with weak suspension (as mentioned), lower turbo hose failure and EGR problems (diesel). The seats in my GT are the bestest best seats I have had or have in any current car. Always gets comments on how good it looks inside and out. Mine is on 17" wheels and the ride is hard to say the least. It feels the hardest ride out of all my current and recently owned cars.
The Spider is a peach
but no back seats!
The GT is a beaut to behold. You have a six years old daughter? I am knocking on a bit myself and the GT although has a hard ride is compensated with those superb seats
My GF's granddaughter goes in the back on occasion and it is not to bad if you have space to open the doors properly. In fact I think on a two door car once the child is in the rear seat you have room to stoop in front of the rear seats whilst you fasten the child in because the front seats slide so easily and far forward, well you do in the GT