Lets take it from the top.
Ordered from Mangoletsi in Black (New)
Was told it had Blue and Me
It did not have Blue and Me
Came from factory with left hand drive front seats i.e. Drivers seat on the left.
Mangoletsi registered the car to the wrong keeper (off road for 9 weeks - no tax)
Clutch replaced at 13,000 miles
Brake Master Cylinder soon after as it forgot to stop on occasion
Front drivers seat lumbar support broke
Windscreen failed on motorway (no external damage)
Rear brake pads replaced at 50% just to get rid of screetch
Gearbox replaced at 27,000 miles
Water in rear passenger well after heavy snow (probable overload of scuttle I'm told)
osf upper wishbone replaced
Independent Alfa specialist had it this time for a service. He had to fix various hoses and bits back into place. Subframe bolts loose. One has had it's head chemically welded to the frame.
..... and today - I can bring myself to check it. The handbrake is in the full upright position and hasn't given me any cause to question it.
Still only 2 and half years old. 34,000 miles on the clock.