After my last Alfa dissolved before my eyes in the 80s, I vowed never to have another. But, 30 years later, I couldn't resist the looks of the 159, especially as I was assured that Alfa had beaten the rust problem.
But of course when I finally managed to remove that bloody undertray (weird mixture of fittings, some rusted on and one not fixed to anything as its location had rusted away), I realised that even in the next century Alfa are building cars out of crap, or nor properly treated, metal. The front subframe is riddled with corrosion. Further investigation showed that the screws holding the wing liners were also rusted or were screwed into rust. And things not much better at the rear of the car.
Incredible that this is still happening when serious rust has largely been banned from even the cheapest marques. If others can do it, why not Alfa?