I am a newby here, but a self confessed Italian motor nut.
I am just in final negotiations with bank manager and wife (much the same thing really!) to secure the necessary funds to buy my first Alfa.
I have had Italian bikes most of my life, got a S2R Monster at the mo. and owned Lancia's in the past (HPE and Trevi - if that's not swearing!) but I've been swamped with Mondeos for the past decade or so due to company car syndrome.
Now I'm free! I need to get my red blood cells moving again and I'm on a serious look out for an Alfa!
I think the 156 Sprort Wagon is the one that'll suit me best, taking practicalities and finances into consideration, although I'd love a GT or spider.
Drive safe, drive fast.