Just wanted to thank you for these forums - they have been most helpful in my decision to buy my first Alfa. She's a used GT 1.9JTD that I am picking up this week.
I grew up surrounded by Alfa-nuts and have put off owning my own until this month when I realised I was wasting my time looking at typical, bland German brands that are a dime-a-dozen when I could own a supermodel.
I'm also trying to understand the perception surrounding Alfas and poor reliability. I'm yet to witness any evidence of this myself, barring damage caused by idiot mechanics. But, of course, that is subjective.
Looking forward to hanging out here and sharing my Alfa experiences. Nice to meet you all