Re: 159 Buying hints...
The glow plug light does come on when the car is cold but only for a few seconds, this is normal. Not sure what ut means if it's flashing, I'd need to check what mine does (I haven't driven the car since Monday).
I've got an Oct 06 with 50k (nearly) on it. I'd check the steering feels ok as it may have the wrong PAS fluid and will need a change at best, or new rack and pump at worst (it may still be under warranty and the third year DOES cover this).
Wiper blades should be fine unless they are worn but not an expesnive part to replace (paid £23.50 at local Alfa dealer for mine).
Paintwork will have chips on it, other posts on here will detail this.
£10k sounds like a good price, not good news for me thuogh!
My wife says that Alfas aren't a matter of life and death. I agreed, but then she went and bought one!!