I've been running a much loved mazda mx5 for seven years now. Sadly, I think that time may be fast approaching when I will need to trade it in for something a bit more conventional and practical. I wouldn't want to buy a car I didn't take pleasure from driving and owning, so an Alfa is on my short list (probably a 147 1.9JTD). I've joined the site to get some ideas about possible pitfalls in buying a secondhand 147 and what I should look out for. Would appreciate any advice.