high performance diesels do have issues, however there is a lot of info on here to sort out the known issues. Doing 22k miles a year is perfect for a diesel... driving them in town is not.
drive all cars and engines
there are issues with the spider roof, but my god what a beauty it is. I wnt out in a 2.4 spider recently, lots of mods on it, it sounded fantastic (it really did, with no dpf and no back boxes) and was eye wateringly quick with 250 bhp
a friend has had a 2.2 brera for 5 years and we went out in my 2.4, we got 200 yards and he announced that this was a very different car - it was quick without trying
ive driven all sorts of petrol and a few diesel alfas and loved them all, the busso 3.0 12v was the best i ever had, this 2.4 brera suits me for the moment