Folks, thanks for the info, having spent some time looking at various 08 models, and in particular a Sept 08 lusso SW with 70 miles on the clock, I can confirm that an 08 model may or may not have a boot badge/boot release, may or may not have variations in the seat design and pleating, may or may not have different shades of dash aluminum and may or may not have brake calipers with writing on them. What they do all seem to have is white dash lighting. Dealer was suitably amusing about Alfa's attention to detail when it comes to picking things that may or may not feature on a car after a model year is announced. Either way I am a week away from getting my hands on Alfa Number 3. The aforementioned 70 mile 1.9 JTD, now spec-ed up with 18 inch 8C Competizione style wheels as the multi-spoke wheels didn't do it for me. Will post photo soon. And will miss Number 2 a lot. Especially the easy-clean wheels.