Picked up a black 08 1.6 147 a few weeks ago. Loving it so far, had a few niggles to iron out and have a cambelt change booked in for wednesday as its about due, but enjoying Alfa ownership so far. Took her for a run down to Le Mans last weekend and all was well.
Already made use of this forum for replacing the door handle hinge and figuring out what to change with the cambelt, I'm sure there will be more to come. When we bought it it had noise coming from the rear, after riding around in the boot in a field we realised one of the adjusters on the tail gate needed a half turn to be seated correctly, and the noise went away. Who knows how long the previous owner had put up with that for!