As I've commented in other threads on alfaowner, the resale is hit hard by Clarkson & co perpetuating the rumours of unreliability, and the scale of these forums with every last little gripe explored in minute detail. It's a viscious circle. I think trade & private sale will be similar due to "risk" associated with buying an unreliable car privately. I preacticslly fave away my 156 by private sale, but was quite pleased with trade in on Mito. Some of you are talking about quite thirsty petrol cars too - compare with Subarus etc and the depreciation is not that suprising.