air filter / oil consumption
I think my car (2.0) is on the original air filter - I'm going to change it as soon as I get the chance - and the car's done 36k miles. Could a mucky filter explain a percieved lack of power below 4k rpm, a flat spot at about 3.5k, and mildy irratic idle? The variator, tensioners and belts were all replaced in December.
I topped up my oil a few days ago - it was at the Min mark after about 4k miles. So that was 1L's worth. I suppose it's not bad, especially when the manual reckons "1L every 1000km is permissible". I think such a claim is shocking for a modern car, Alfa or not. Even my old Ducati isn't that bad.