Fair play Ronzoni. I dont think I'll ever get Alfa Romeo again after my current 159 disaster. It the best looking car I ever owned ...still get lots of comments and looks ...but that is it. Every time I drive any other car I'm reminded how crap the QC on Alfa 159 really is. Other cars I;ve drove over last 2 yrsFord Mondeo & Focus ( wife ), Seat Exeo ( Rental) , Mazda 6 ( rental ) , Audi A4 ( Friend ) , Opel Insignia ( company ), Lexus IS 220 ( replacement ) ... none of them had the constant rattles , squeaks , crap fuel comp , medicore power etc .. Its a pity .. as someone who loves cars and always was fond of AR ...but its true ... AR QC sucks !! ...it just shows complete lack of bother really on behalf of AR ...if you are willing to accept second rate QC and can over look the issues then great for you and many happy motor miles !! As someone above said its not too much to expect a bit of QC !