I have just bought a 147 2.0 TS a couple of weeks ago on an impulse. Gotta say that I am absolutely loving it! I think I am well and truly converted to the Alfa way!
I just wanted to thank everyone who suggested the Alfa workshop on the independent garage recommendations thread. Had my Cambelt, Variator, Anti Roll bar and aircon pump replaced there on monday during a service and have not stopped smiling since (I have been leaving early for work so I can go the long way!).
Oh and I also wanted to thank everyone who has posted numerous warnings about checking the oil level on a weekly basis, I was just about to set off on a 150 mile journey when I read this and on checking found that the level was just below min so may well have saved me a whole load of heartache.
Hope to speak to you all soon.