Buying a 147?
I'm new to the forum, am presently driving a Fiat Marea ELX and planning to buy a 147 next month.
I was torn between a 2.0 Lusso with leather or a diesel without leather.
But now I've found this forum and am worried! There seems to be a lot of threads about poor reliability and I've read a least one guy saying he had to get a cambelt change at 36,000 miles - surely this can't be the norm as my Marea doesn't need a change until 70,000 miles or 6 years.
I've also read that diesel service charges can be up to double that of petrol ones - is this right?
I've had my heart set on an Alfa for some time - they look godamn gorgeous, but my wife likes the Mazda 3!!
Should I follow my heart and leave my wallet open or let the women rule and have enough for a holiday in the sun?
Appreciate any advice from Alfa owners.