It's about time
I've been afflicted with the Alfa bug for a few decades now. I currently have a '74 Sud 4dr, a '01 147 Twinspark and a '12 Giulietta Multiair 1.4 Turbo. Past Alfas include a '70 Berlina 1750, an '80 Sud Sprint and a '92 33S P4. The '74 Sud 4dr has been in the family for 39 years. It's the car in which I learned to drive so has considerable sentimental value. The 147 has run without a problem since new except for the annoyance of too regular timing belt changes (Can't we get a class action going against FIAT for that one!) and oil consumption that needs a constant eye on the dip-stick. The Bosch electrics have been reliable but also has an excitable Italian character in the way it doesn't like you to turn on the ignition too quickly. All sorts of warnings pop up but usually it'll tell you there's been a light failure. Turn it of then on again slowly and no problem.
I just purchased the Giulietta 8 months ago after Fiat reduced its prices in Australia. The Giulietta is the main reason for joining the forum, not because it has been unreliable, it hasn't, but because of the potential for disaster due to the mass of technology under the bonnet, the engine oil debate and things I've done to it or about to do to give it more of an Alfa character. See you on the inside.