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Lick First Alfa, a 159 3.2JTS Q4 - what's normal?

Hi to the alfisti...

Just replaced my 12yo bmw with the above... If you can forgive the b-em, which of the following should I worry about (none of which I would expect in a 2006 car with 46,000KM). It's still under warranty... for a few more months!

Cold start: misses at idle, lousy throttle response to 2000 rpm and then takes off like a startled rabbit. Misses a little when warm idling, too

Gearbox: Definitely feel synchro baulk/crunch 1->2 and 2->3. Didn't do this when I test drove it, seems to come and go, but not silky like the 186,000km BM's box. Gearbox or diff seems a bit whiny on 2nd gear over-run, too. Normal?

VDC operates occasionally for no reason. Mainly on downslope acceleration in 2nd.

Anything else I should get done under warranty? It's had the PAS pump replaced.

Any advice welcome.
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Moving this one to 159 forum...
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All this can't be normal. Get straight to the warranty!
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