Is that the usual 159 tyre wear issue that can be fixed with powerflexes and alignment or a Q4 peculiarity? I'm guessing alignment is different for Q4 ... Is he just unlucky with clutches or hard on them?
No - Alfa paid for the first two as they only lasted 30k each. The car is basically too heavy for the clutch which is underspecced for the weight and power. Alfa admitted as much to the dealer concerned (although not in writing to my dad). To be fair i think they even paid the labour on the last one as well at about 100k... I can PM you his email address if you want to know all the details.
Not sure about tyre were on other models as havent got a standard one to compare to. He was going through bridgestones in 5k...
Previous Alfas: SudSprint 1.7, 156 2.0ts , GT 1.9 JTD, Alfa 156 GTA, Alfa 156 2.0JTS Sele