I am a new Alfa 159 owner (my first ever Alfa) and I am feeling very self conscious as I keep getting stared at in my new car! This never happened in my Audi.
I bought the car through Smart Alfa, before I read all of the bad press about them in this forum. I have to say that although sometimes the telephone correspondence became a little heated, I have now got my car at a healthy discount and I'm as pleased as can be!
Just one thing, the car (which has completed 250 miles) smells quite strongly of hot oil when it's been running for an hour or so. A friend of mine said that this was due to the engine/exhaust being coated in a protective film of oil and that the smell will go. Is this correct?