Re: Are Alfa liable?
I'm sorry to hear about your cambelt, and a little shocked by the repair costs.
I mentioned this before so apologies to everyone else for the repeat. My cambelt snapped at 58k miles and aged 4.5 years last August. It took a lot of phone calls to ARUK, but in the end they stumped up the cash for the entire repair (which was carried out by an Alfa dealer and cost £1900). I had full dealer service history, but they didn't even ask to see it! Also, my car is an import, which initially caused a negative response. Naturally, I persevered.
If you are firm but fair with them (as I feel I was), I think they will respond well. Getting angry and shouting (although fun and difficult not to do) is probably not a good idea. Good luck, and persevere!