I've finally realised - all of these problems are finally worth it!
Sorry if I'm preaching to the converted but I've finally realised that despite the broken door handles, the punctured door trims, the windows that close above the door, the exhaust that fell off, the failed sensor that turned the car off whilst driving at high speed, the new tyres and everything else...I ABSOLUTELY LOVE MY ALFA!!!!
Yes I know this feeling of love, untempered by any problems is only temporary, yes I know there'll be more money to spend but today for a few hours, when I accelerated through second into third and planted my right foot to the floor - I realise that's what heaven feels like!
So a reminder to us all - there may be a forum full of problems for us to endure - but for that brief time until the next problem and plea for help, it's absolute bloody heaven!!!