Newbie w/ 92 S4
Hope you don't mind this short intro regarding my first purchase of an Alfa Spider S4. It goes something like this. Moved in w/my girlfriend about four years ago. She had a '01 MG-F. We called it her secretary Porsche (no insult intended to secretaries, btw.) The MG-F was an OK topless car - till I ran it into a guard rail and tore-up the entire right side of it. At first she didn't believe me when I apologetically but sincerely told her that with the insurance money we can get a great used Alfa.
"Alfa," she asked.
I kept telling her: Baby, you can finally get a real roadster; the MG-F was cute n'all but, well, every time I get into it, it felt like it was about to fall apart.
"But I loved my MG," she said.
I went off into a corner many-a-night and kept praying that something would get me out of the mess I had created by wrecking my sweet girlfriends convertible sports car. My prayer was answered. The whole insurance thing got cleared up. Full coverage paid off. I immediately checked out some of them fancy websites that sell cars. Within a few days we were looking at Alfa S4s - which was my suggestion as a replacement for her Chinese-made MG-F.
After testing a few and arguing with z'Germans trying to sell them, we (she!) finally bought a great condition (except for the top), 73,000km, S4.
I'm now looking forward to communicating with others via this forum as I have a lot to learn about this car. At least I can say this for it now, though: what a great vehicle.