So 6 years a 156 owner. Always being asked whether I had any problems with it, because, well, you know, Alfas are incredibly unreliable. No, I would reply, never a problem. Brilliant cars. First three years a company car, so even if I had a problem, would have been fixed for nowt, but no problems anyway.
Three months into no warranty and first a chip in the windscreen - no biggie. Then the electricals start going weird. Thanks to the AO Forum it looks like I'm in good company. I'll try a quick trip to the garage to get the computer reset and think about a new battery.