Re: 159 - General Opinion
gogobadboy be careful mate. I have had 3 BMW 3 series and 2 Audis before my Alfa. Yes, it's a million times better looking and you feel very special in it but it will cause you pain. I'm only on 5,500 miles and my suspension is creaking - posted a long list of issues earlier. There's another guy who has had his for only 2,300 miles and a number of build quality issues.
I'm sorry but they are a car you buy from the heart and not the head so if you need to rely on it then think carefully. Sorry to come all miserable on you but you should buy with eyes open. I nearly bought an Alfa GT 3 years ago and couldn't bring myself to do it. Did this time (partly cos the new 3 series is so god damn ugly) cos it was a gorgeous machine. It's much like having a mistress on the side, initially all adrenaline and hot sex (ahem) but soon starts to eat a hole in your wallet and becomes all too demanding.
As you can tell I'm not in a good mood lol. Oh, by the way, if you do buy one, get the 17". I have 19" on mine on UK roads. I burst a tyre tonight on a B-road pothole. Ouch.