Re: Still no wiser on the handling problem……
Don't go for a Mundaneo, whatever you do!
Been reading of your suspension troubles with some interest, much sympathy and some worry as I have some similar issues, amongst others - leaking power steering, similar, very stiff gear box and crunching going into 3rd at higher revs, and the "K" has fallen off the T-Spark badge on the back! Oh and my knob (gear) is peeling!
Anyway was totally fed up and looking to get rid of it and test drove a new Focus at the weekend. I have never been so bored in my life, everything was very good, it did it exactly what it said on the tin, but just didn't get me going at all, and the looks are so dull. Stick with the Alfa, it has got to be worth it (says the man who is just about to pour a load more money at sorting his out!).