Hi, pleased to say I've just bought my first Alfa. Been looking on and off for a couple of years at 147s and finally 2 weeks ago the perfect one came up. I had to have it and am delighted about it.
Anyway my query is what in everyone's experience is a normal engine temperature on a typical half hour run (not very strenuous; rural & town). I ask because mine very quickly gets to the 90 mark (half way) and remains there. I will just note I've topped up the coolant which was on the low side (I had quite a thorough inspection done before the sale and coolant was the only thing that I needed to attend to) and will be keeping a close eye on the level through the 3 months of warranty I have.
Also note the high temperatures we are having in UK at the moment. And I have the diesel… unsure if diesels in particular get a lot warmer than petrols?