Must confess that I haven't read through the thread list for a while but can see that owning an Alfa is a lot of joy, mixed with frustration when things go wrong. I have been SO lucky so far. My GT Lusso 1.9 diesel has been totally reliable, fast, quiet (ish) unless its howling wind outside,and very well specced. Nothing has fallen off, failed or needed repair - I do squirt the tailgate rubbers with a bit of silicone spray every now and then, to keep that quiet, but it has in no way been as bad as some have described. Ned and the boys at Autolusso looked after me really well when I bought the car and since then have been well serviced by Piccadilly in Knaresborough who seem to know what they are doing with Alfa's. So the question is should I quit while I'm ahead, or continue to enjoy my beautiful baby for a couple of years? What do you expert Alfisti do?