I have now owned an '08 159 Sportwagon 2.4JTDM for 2 weeks. I'm enjoying it immensely - as I expected! It replaces a Y-reg 166 3.0V6 which we owned for 5 years and still looked great & went superbly even with 135K on the clock.
My wife previously owned a 146 2.0ti which she loved, my first Alfa was a 3.0 164 back in 1990.
We've also had a variety of other non-Alfa things in the past (including a BMW 530i with the narrow-angle V8 - what an engine) but nothing puts a smile on our faces like an Alfa.
Incidentally, I've noticed in a couple of other threads the mention of the 'Alfa wave' which I still persist with (despite my daughter's assertion that it's a bit weird) and mostly there's no response (or a mystified look) but when a response does happen it's very gratifying!
I have a query about media-player settings but I guess I'll put that into another forum.