finally received my Alfa 159 SW 3.2 Q4...
Things take a little longer and a great deal more paperwork here in Italy so exactly 4 weeks after paying for my 159 SW 3.2 Q4 its actually sat outside my house!
It being an Alfa and this being Italy of course it didn't make it the 300km from the used car dealer in one go... the dashboard lit up like a xmas tree and the thing died on the autostrada... Alternator was the culprit.
A day in a workshop (with a mechanic who was not overjoyed at the prospect of the job) and €720 euros later and it's made it home. still some random fault codes, potentially a broken sping at the back, red powersteering fluid (im guessing thats an 'uh oh') and the aircon in dead but on the plus side it looks fantastic!