I've had mine for nearly five years now. Just done the cambelt and tensioners at its last service. The car's been pretty fantastic despite all the lack of encouragement from 'friends' about buying a 1999 Alfa. Gone through a pair of wheel bearings and a few brake disks. The hood leaks at the passenger side, but only when it's ridiculously heavy (I do live in Scotland though). Handles beautifully on Goodyear Eagle GSD3 tyres (tried others, these definitely work best for me). The boot remote doesn't work without affecting the alarm, so I've disconnected it. The bonnet release has also got water in it and affected the alarm, so that's also disconnected now. Otherwise, the rest of the electrics are sound.
The hood cover is slightly gravelly in texture, which I'm assuming is the lacquer. I also need to have a small scrape on the rear bumper sorted before it gets sold later on in the year - I'll be sad to see it go, but I have another yellow convertible on the driveway and can't justify 2!
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