Hi to you all on this forum.
Whilst the username suggests a link to my job, my wife and I have become 'Alfisti' over the last few years in that I am on my fifth Alfa (A 2.0ltr GTV in 82 followed by two 156 2.4 Sportwagons and two 159 2.4 Diesels) and my wife is on her second 147. (I bought her a red one, but she wanted to change it for a black one a year or so later!
We have both loved our Alfa's and gain a lot of pleasure out of driving them. Sadly I did not enjoy my first 159 as I suffered the same problems with consumption, engine noise and reliability as many seem to have reported here. I am glad to say that Alfa have taken my complaints on board and I am now in a new 159ti Sportwagon. (So far it looks like it will be a total Starship
My wife keenly awaits the arrival of the 149 as she will no doubt be a launch customer for it (So long as it's Black!)
We look forward to gaining a lot from being a members of the forums here and hope that I can input some help gained by my experience as a long term Alfa owner.
Best Regards from us both,
Dave and Gina Barrington