I have joined AR forum to gain some info on the infamous brand. I really love the new 159 SW and am looking a buying a pre-owned one. In Australia however, Alfa has a poor reputation with less than impressive resale value and then there is the reliability reputation that Alfa just cant seem to shake, the latter affecting the former. I think the newer models should be a fairly safe bet however i have heard some horror stories about the 156, and also the selespeed gearbox, (which i cant stand especially after testing audi/VW DSG box so i would not buy one anyway).
So any guidance from the experts, you guys, the end users and enthusiasts, on buying pre-owned Alfa's would be much appreciated and maybe one day soon i will be an alfaowner.....