Just found your site, looks like a wealth of practical and useful info on running my new car!
Well, I say new, it's an R plate 146 2.0 ti - I picked it up yesterday and am very surprised and pleased with it. Having never even sat in an Alfa in my entire life (34 yrs old), I thought I'd better take the plunge into Alfa ownership.
The car is quick, handles well and so far everything works...all the electrics, no lights on the dash etc! The car has full service history and nair a scratch on it!
I've already ordered my K&N filter and wooden gear knob and just need a set of front pads and disks and we are away!
Anyway, look forward to contributing in the future.