Its not just GTVs or Alfa's, we're all being conned into a comsumerist, throw away, rip off economy.
"No user servicable parts inside"
Pointless tech designed around a "life span" and cost more than the value of the unit when "life span" turns out to be rather less than everything else but slightly longer then the warranty.
Stuff that prevents anyone ever doing any excercise, therefore getting fat, and needing a gastric band and a preudo off roader, which makes everyone feel sick on the inside and outside. There are more fun ways of getting your bum massaged and my kids are quite capable of heaving that really heavy boot lid open, thank you very much....
Scrapage schemes designed to take your fairly efficent car (whose carbon build cost has been written off) and replace it with some fat pseudo off roader which make everyone feel sick etc and pumps a whole bunch more carbon in the atmosphere.
God, I could rant for hours on this one but I'm keeing mine partly because its one of the last vehicles built where you have some chance of maintaining it yourself. That and the fact that she makes me smile every time I walk away from her......
GTV and Racing Driver