I guess I'm the oldest Newbie ?
In a sudden impetuous moment last weekend I bought an Alfa. I have always like the style but been put off by the awful reports of service disasters, rust bucket reputation etc. Let's be honest ... I know almost nothing about the car I bought except that I like the look and feel of it. It's a 166 Lusso.
The seller was very honest and pointed out a problem with the back exhaust box, a broken solenoid on a rear door and the fact that he had replaced the battery and lost the radio etc in the process.
Despite all this I'm pretty excited at the prospect of driving something a bit more exciting than a Toyota Avenis !