I'm a AR owner for more than half year. My Alfa is lovely BLACK (nero volcano) 166 2.4 jtd from 2002.
Unfortunately my Alfa had and still has some gremlins. First was turbocharger over boost. Second was the air con compressor.
But something is still wrong with heating/cooling system. It doesn't do requested temp. Car heats or cools air but change from high temp to low (or opposite) doesn't work until I restart engine, and even then it doesn't work all times.
Still I love my car, love the design, and driving it gives me very good feeling.