When I bought mine it needed brakes and suspension doing, both of which can be regarded as wearing parts.Since I bought it its done about 12k miles, all for fun, which doesn't mean gentle driving! The only fault has been the electric aerial giving up, which I replaced for 20 quid, there have been no other problems and no expense other than normal servicing and two sets of tyres. The V6 seems absolutely bomb-proof to me, which is good indeed for an engine with such charisma. Central locking can be a bit quirky, but the fix involves nothing more than locking and unlocking from inside! And I think that sums it up, if you know the car and treat it like an Alfa rather than just a car, it won't disappoint.