I drove an Alfa 75 for best part of ten years back in the 90's and loved every minute of it. After parting with it at around 180,000 miles, I drove Rovers (lol) and latterly an MG ZT. I was recently tempted back to the Alfa fold by a 159 (diesel), which drives very well (although not quite such a performer as the old twin-spark).
I was told the old days of 'pay for the engine, get the car thrown in for free' were well and truly over and build quality was now up with the best. Having just had the bonnet release handle come away in my hand, deja vue is kicking in! It's a bit like having an italian girlfriend - smart, sexy, but inclined to throw her toys out of the pram.