Ray of hope...
I've just bought my first Alfa last week, a GT 1.9 JTD.
I've already spent a while looking around the forum before signing up today, and have found it a great source of information. Unluckily for me I think I'm going to be a regular user of technical advice as the 47k miles my car has covered must have been hard ones.
The technical support provided by this site is the ray of hope I referred to as the initial excitement of my new purchase has given way to the feeling that I'm going to have my hands full!
Anyway, it feels like a real privilege to join the Forum.
All the best,