Re: Alfa vs BMW quality
In my case i would have to disagree as i have a 147 1.6TS and a 330d weezel E46 3 series. Obviously you could not compare the performance as the 1.6 is a 330d starter motor. The build is better too on the BMW, no rattles, squeaks and even being a diesel, is quieter and smoother, 200bhp and has 136K miles on it. But this can be expected as the 330 was a £30K car when new as opposed to 15K, so you get what you pay for. If a 147 had 136K miles on it then it would be a total shed. You would never sell it.
The downsides are the BM has no character and feels mass produced where the alfa feels like it was made for you. I am not biased as i own both and am selling the BM, but the point is that they are not comparable. Having owned a nice spec BM i can see why people buy them; the latest 3 series outsold the mondeo last month and are willing to pay for it !!