after a few yrs of relatively troublefree motoring, developed a gearbox fault at 60k. i was able to double declutch OK and work around it but eventually put it in to a specialist. the broken part (3rd gear syncro) was supposed to cost £50 but turned out you couldnt buy this for the 6 gear model and so had to spend £480 on the whole assembly (including the fitting and clutch etc this came to a grand). worst still, it took 7 weeks to come thru so car was off road all that time. having taken the opportunity to replace the clutch plate at the same time, got the car back to find out the clutch wouldnt work and after some difficult diagnosis, turned out to be a crack in the pedal box bracket at your feet. this was flexing and not allowing suffiecient travel (note this appears to be a common fault as noted in this forum). as alfa wanted £850 to fix it, i got a mate to weld it but it was starting to flex too much again. (PS. i since established a rock solid fix to this which I should find time to post here). Had a couple of wks of happy motoring again and then the electric seat stopped working, fixed that, then developed a sluggish problem (air intake duct badly cut and leaking, fixed that) now i have an immobilser CODE problem. Its thanks to this site that I've found solutions to the last few niggly problems but getting a bit fed up with it all - is there no end to it.