Thanks for the advice, I'll give it a try, but I don't remember seeing the phone symbol on the wheel.
About the ashtray problem, another "non-smoking" AO member has sent me one....what a great group Alfistas, eh??
Am I enjoying the car?? Well, I've been driving Alfas for around 20 years (33, 75, 164 and recently a couple of 156's, always petrol) and they all had a great sense of safety and taughtness, but this 159 really is something else. I'm by no means a boy racer but I do like throwing it into bends and powering out, it has incredible road-holding, a great driving position and really precise steering; thirsty yes, but who cares? It's an Alfa and a real eye-catcher. So happy with my choice, and best of all my wife fell in love with it as soon as she saw it. Now if I can solve the problem of changing tracks when I play music through memory stick in the USB slot using the main controls on the stereo maybe she'll be even happier!!!