Do you believe ARUK think their customers are only complaining about the engine because they want a faster car?
That's what you are implying.
What I'm saying is that people on here seem to be queueing up with their hand out, demanding a free remap, and yet only a tiny minority of these people have (or appear to have) actually approached Alfa so that they can try and determine the problem.
2.2 owner: My car has a hesitation, which makes it dangerous.
ARUK: Oh dear. We'd like you to take it to a dealer, get them to check it out, and have them report back to us.
2.2 owner: No way - that's just typical Alfa.
Take my word for it that there's a problem and give me a remap that will fix it and improve the performance a bit too.
How does it look to you? I'm not saying that's the attitude that people on here really
have, just that from a distance it could look like that. If 100 people complain about it on here, but only 4 actually take a step to maybe help solve it, what does that say?
They've specifically asked people to take the cars to a dealer with a view to getting more data to quantify the problem, and there seems a fairly widespread reluctance to do that. It seems to me that going along with what they've suggested would strengthen
the 2.2 owners' case in the end.
If the engines are sub-standard then they should be fixed, no two ways about it.