Hi guys , I am seriously considering buying my first Alfa , the GTV 2.0 Lusso , love its looks , the way it apparently handles , the badge , its size , the power seems enough without being silly , its looks ..... but , everyone tries to put me off , mainly because of reliability and build quality.I'm looking for a bit of straight talking on what to expect , I do expect it to be a bit more high maintenance than my Volvo or VW's I've had.My budget is arround 6K , that seems to get me something pre 2003 . Is it worth spending more and going for the facelift JTS. Also do I take it to my local garage or to a indepenant specialist , if the latter who is recomended in the North West . I live in Cumbria and am aware of GTA Italian Car Sales near Preston and Alfa dealers in Carlisle. Any advice would be appreciated.