I feel a bit of a fraud as I am not an Alfa owner (well not yet anyway). I am seriously considering getting a 156 though. So in order to find out what's what I thought I'd best register to a forum and get researching.
I love cars and for the last 2 and a bit years I'm sad to say that I've been driving a 1998 Ford Escort. Now I must say that the car is now on 119,000 miles and is super reliable. I use it for my 50 mile a day commute and I've done nearly 40k in her so I can't complain, but I am bored now.
Especially as it was a tough come down from my Audi S3 that was modified to 275bhp. Now that was a seriously quick car
However a wedding and house renovation called for it to be sold after 32,000 very enjoyable miles.
I don't want to spend that sort of money again, but I do like performance. I was considering a GTA, but I think that a diesel is probably a better bet considering that I do 50 miles a day and I need to transport a muddy mountain bike around quite a lot.
Anyway I'd best get to the right part of the forum and start reading and asking questions. Having just read a thread about the different versions of the 1.9 diesel I can see that Alfa's are far from straight forward..........