it doesnt matter what alfa you own its bloody rare, check out the total uk sales figues for the last few years, alfa sell a tiny fraction: http://www.autoindustry.co.uk/statistics/sales/new
in 2006 all alfa romeo cars sold (thats all AR of all models) totalled 5,249 sales. BMW sold 115616, thats 22 BMW's for every Alfa. even more amazing the mini sold 38018, thats more than 7 minis to every Alfa, the bloody mini alone can beat all alfas combined, and not just a little bit either. in 2005 there were more minis sold than the whole fiat group combined!!
now consider something as rare as a 147Ti, i'd be shocked if there were 50 of them in the uk. if you're willing to pay you can find out exactly how many there are currently on british roads.
daihatsu are nearly as big as alfa in the uk. its a disgrace. then again, at least this keeps alfas exclusive, not like a 3series thats now more ocmmon than a mondeo.
this also explains the lack of alfa dealerships, looking at the sales figures who in their right mind would open an alfa dealership?!
anyone who thinks alfa is doing well should remember that sales halfed in 2006 compared to 2003, there has been a constant steady decline, it looks grim for the future of AR in the UK. from a business analyst's point of view the figures are very alarming, if you had a stake in ARUK you'd be running away by now.