You folks have some odd friends. Nobody; family, friends, best friends and neighbours have said anything derogatory. My brother commented that he had heard the heater in Alfas were a little naf, the thermostat in my 916 Spider needed replacement (still does actually
) at the time.
I bought something off eBay a couple of years ago and turned up in my GT. The chap commented how good it looked and that is just typical when out in one of the Alfas
I get it on occasion when we are having a your car is crap day, but then so do the Kia's, Audis, VW's. Hondas and Volvos
I am currently my girlfriend's youngest son's roadie. We get his full drum kit including bass drum and attached pedal in the GT.
It's not been without issues, EGR, lower turbo hose, front (and rear) suspension, but it's not the least bit rusty, not the least bit unreliable just a little temperamental.
The three most unreliable cars I've owned starting with the least unreliable of the bunch, is a 2002 VW Passat (which was 4 at the time), a Renault 19 that was 10 at the time and a Ferrari Mondial which in fairness was 24 at the time. That was one bad ass unreliable Italian car
They were bad because they either stopped or went into slow down mode, on one or more occasions.