Happy 147 owner
A quick introduction, I am 59, married with a grown up son.
I have been an Alfa 147 1.6 T Spark owner for 5 years and am very happy with the the car. I have had no real problems with the vehicle mechanically. I have some niggly issues with the volume controls on the steering wheel,some time the up button will lower the volume and vice versa.
I will given the chance buy another Alfa, especially as I get a large discount having worked for a Fiat company. Even without the discount I would look closely at Alfas anyway.