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I have joined as I am seriously thinking of buying a 147 Q2 diesel 1.9

I currently have a C class merc C180 sport, although she is a little tired these days (R plate)

But what I want to know is, as a newcomer to the world of Alfa, what are these cars like to live with day to day. I have had a look at the price of some key parts and they dont seem any worse than most other cars, but there is the reputation Alfa has for being unreliable, I am looking at a 57 plate, does this still exist??

Should I get the dealer to do the cambelt as part of the deal (58000 on the clock)

The car is priced at 5900 is this too expensive, what should it be??

What other problems should I be looking out for?

Sorry for asking so many questions but I have been looking for a new car for the last 2 weeks and this is the first one that is small enough for the wife to drive but has enough toys and spec to keep me happy, but I cant afford to waste 6 grand, this car will HAVE to last me at least 5 years, I need to know that it will last the distance!!

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