Have owned a 5 year old 147, 2l twinspark for 18months now.
On the 3rd gearbox already (luckily the 1st and 2nd boxes were changed under warranty before it ran out).
Hefty garage bills for new cambelt, clutch and tyres too though. All friends are saying "I told you so" shouldn't have bought an Alfa as they're unreliable and "money pits".
Still enjoy driving it though. Not sure we can justify keeping it much longer if it is going to go on costing this much to run... one lives in hope!
A new rattle has started which is already worrying the bank manager.