Have visited the AO site a few times as a guest, and decided to take the plunge. (Actually, I wanted to read a post by a member, and joining was the only way!). I've loved Alfas for several years - 164 was the first I remember lusting after (!?). After saving my pennies my first was a 156 veloce (1999) and my current is a 159 lusso (2007), both 2.4 JTDM.
I've got some money burning a hole in my pocket, and am being sorely tempted to get a 147 GTA as a weekend toy. Its the usual heart verses head dilema - there's several other things I should use the money for. Not sure which way it will go at moment......
I've had a couple of Alfa waves in my local area (Felixstowe, Suffolk). I wave at one or two regular Alfas that I pass on my normal comute, but have not got a response as yet. Will keep persisting!