Alfa 75 owner
This is to introduce myself.
I have an Alfa 75 which I bought 9 years ago. It was 8 years old then, and for the first 12 months I was constantly paying out. Finally it broke down on the M25, and I had to have it transported 80 miles, and then hire a car. By then I deceded I'd had enough; but I didn't get around to selling it, partly because no one wanted to take it on. However, that was the last real trouble I had with it. Since then, it's been the best car I've had.
So I suppose the moral of that tale is that it isn't always a good idea to give up on an Alfa.