What are your reasons for the change?
Well, its a combination of a few things:
1) My car is approaching 115k now, and just starting to feel a little tired. Its a combination of lots of little things really - the air con whines a bit when it's on. You can't fully see the HVAC controls if you're in 1st, 3rd or 5th. My boot doesn't open from the fob - only from interior button etc etc.
While these are all things that make a car "an alfa", I could happily live without these little quirks in favour or something more functional (if much more boring, granted).
2) I've had my car a couple of years now, it's been great fun but I feel like I need to change it for something more modern (MMI / I-drive type thing, adaptive cruise, bluetooth that actually works properly!) I've been fortunte enough to have a couple of pay rises in those years, paid off credit cards / student loan and funded my wedding, so now I'm saving to get something a couple of years old with around 20k so I can keep it longer term that will fit (currently non-existent) kids, yet still let me have a bit of fun when I'm commuting over (often wet) A roads.
3) My time trial bike only just fits in the back of my saloon - I should have bought an estate from the off, but just didn't love it as much as the sleek looking saloon. The Alfa was bought with 80% heart and 20% sign off from my brain!
That, plus I want 300+bhp/four wheel drive and Auto/DSG, as I've only ever had manuals.
Please don't get me wrong, I love the Alfa, and don't regret buying it for a second. It's a great car - very distinctive and the ownership experience has been largely positive, at times comical, but never, ever dull!
If I could go back, I'd have gone for a 2.4 ti SW with the Q4 - that's the one I'd hold out for. Failing that same car in the Q2.