True - but to be fair it is the same for most Alfa dealers, once north of around Manchester the gap is 50 - 60 miles between minimum, or 120 (newcastle - edinburgh). i bought mine from them, obviously due to the distance have never used them for servicing - it just wasn't practical. Get's split between a local indy and Western in Edinburgh depending on where I am.It's OK for service. But they know they are the only dealer for miles around and you pay through the nose for it.
Although the only time my 156 broke down (with MCF) was a mile down the road from there, after a service.