Re: Should I buy an Alfa??
If you liked the Stilo Abarth you'll love the 147. I had an Abarth and whilst it wasn't bad, it wasn't as good a car to drive as the 147 (In my opinion of course). Arguably the 5 pot 2.4 in the Stilo is a nicer engine than the 2.0 litre 4 in the 147 but the Alfa unit is smooth and sweet and sounds great too.
Personally I'd go for a 2.0 manual rather than the Selespeed (been there with the Abarth and suffered the breakdown). Whatever you decide, take your time as there are plenty of 147s out there and make sure you get one that has been properly looked after.
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