finally took the plunge and bought an Alfa, (mostly had fords and audis previously).
Picked up a 55 plate 156 Lusso 1.9 diesel who has been nicknamed Jeff (J
Its the most grown up car I've had in years and so far its great.
I guess I'm due a little diesel bashing
but its the right car for me right now i.e power and running costs.
I have been a member of owners forums before and have found advice from them invaluable, and am looking forward to being a regular visitor here, and probably some local meets too.