Re: Potential new Alfa Owner looking for advice.
Take a test drive and you like I was will be hooked. My first was a T reg 2.0TS saloon, after a mile I was in love and two days later it was on my drive and then 18mths ago, spied my latest bella, a facelifted 2.4 JTD MJet Sportwagon and still it makes smile when the right pedal is pressed and you are launched down the road.
Problems - the 2.0TS drank a bit of oil, a litre every 8-9k miles, and a couple of knocks from the rear suspension, the 2.4 JTD, 35k miles done in the 18 mths nothing other than a bit of a knock from the front right, nothing found untoward on the last service, but it goes quiet when the suns out (obviously the bushes shrink a bit in the cold)
Good luck and as another poster said go the best you can afford
Previous Italian Cars:
10 Alfa 159 SW 2.0 JTDm Lusso, 57 Fiat Grande Punto 1.2 360 Active, 08 Alfa 159 SW 2.4 JTDm Lusso, 07 Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 Active Sport, 53 Alfa 156 SW 2.4 20v MJet Veloce, 99 Alfa 156 2.0TS
530i and 59 Cinquecento Lounge (the little lady's)