Well in August 2000, while I was working abroad, my wife telephoned me to say she had bought a new car, an Alfa 155. She had spent my hard earned cash on a Alfa, huh? 2 weeks on and I returned for a short break; she met me at Newcastle airport. The new car was green, I hate green, but lets not start a row I'm home on leave. She gave me the keys to drive, but having been driving on the Continent for several months it took me a wee bit of time to adjust. However, the Alfa was amazing. The best car I had ever driven and I became hooked, totally. Since then we have had a 146 and currently own a 147 (still her car) but in March I ordered a MiTo Veloce (120bhp) for myself and hope to have delivery beginning of May '09. I can't wait. I have become an Allfa fanatic from the first time I drove that 155.