Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Re: What would you do?
Give it back asap. with only 44k and major engine problem, I'd say it's been abused / not serviced right. High risk of future problems and who's to say the warrantee will cover everything down the track. Wifey overheated her old BMW E30 about a year ago and there's still things going wrong with it that are related to the overheating.
Ditch it before it bites you in the bum. You'll not regret returning it and getting another car (Alfa or different) but you will regret getting it repaired if it costs a heap later on down the road.