I live in London SE20 (Penge) and own argento bianco colour 155 2.0 16V. 1996, two previous owners(one for last ten years) and I have had for abour six months.
Previous Alfa experience was a 75TS from new in 1988 then another one bought 1995 and kept until 2003 when a guy an Italian in a Corvette(!) destroyed it at traffic lights while I was stopped. Have had various company cars, including mercedes, BMW and Laguna 2.0t (175 bhp 205 ib torque; not a sports saloon but good fun. Don't laugh!!)
Hope, (have) to keep the 155 for a while. It's done 72K always seen Alfa specialists and should be Ok for a while.