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Join Date: May 2003
County: West Midlands
Working in the industry gives me a biased view but yes there are issues on cars, every manufacturer has them there are design 'flaws' usually due to either cost targets or carry over components from another model.
Everything is a careful balance and sometimes manufacturers get it wrong and sometimes its poor components from suppliers, check most of the sensors in the car, they are Bosch same as BMW, AUDI, VW.
Yes clutches and DPF's are fragile, but they are on lots of manufacturers cars, modern diesels are powerful and have lots of torque, the downside of this is the weakest part of transmission will suffer, normally the clutch.
Its not just Alfa, check other manufacturer forums they all as bad if not worse
Just Enjoy your car yes there are bad ones but for every bad one there are 100 good ones