Glad you enjoy your new car and got a good deal. On the most part people seem to be happy with the service Auto Lusso provide so it's not surprising you did OK down there with them.
On the Fiat/Alfa rivalry I think that's disappeared completely now! If anything theres more of a kinship between the two. My fiancee owns a Punto and it's a great little car, even if it has no electric anything OR power steering, lol.
Plus: My 156 has a Fiat badge STAMPED accross the VIN plate so if I disparage Fiat, I send negative shockwaves to my baby; The 156 V6, lol
Once again welcome and enjoy the forum,