Alfa failed to break into the fleet market with the 159.
That will be the main reason it will get pulled.
Aftersales service still sucks *** too.
Not many people are willing to pony-up €30K and
get treated like a dog.
The same reason there was no 166 replacement.
The MiTo & Giulietta have been successful.
And are are not going after the "professional" market.
So expect more of the same.
No idea what things are like in France, but in the UK, that really isn't true anymore. There are good Alfa dealers, and there are less good ones, but that's true of any make. In the last 10 years I've had a new Audi, a new Saab, and a new Alfa, and by a narrow margin, the Alfa lot are possibly the best of the three.
I've loved my 159, but want something new. No point in talking to the nice people at Meridien, they have nothing to offer, so I've just ordered a Mercedes CLK. Because I've enjoyed my 159 so much, they'd almost certainly have sold me another Alfa, I may well be back some time in the future, but for the next three years at least, this Alfista had no choice but to go elsewhere.
The MB dealer is happy to take my car in PX, giving me a little over book. He said that five years ago he wouldn't have touched an Alfa at any price, but now he agrees that they are as good as anything out there for quality & reliability, he's probably going to put my car on his own forecourt. Sadly though, now that the brand seems to have turned the corner in many respects, they're going to lose customers because hopeless planning means that they have no cars to sell.