You also have to look at the driving style. People who drive Alfas are likely to drive "enthusiastically". Lots of people who drive Fords and Vauxhalls just drive. My mothers Vauxhall .... still on its original brake pads at 10 years old and 60K miles. The suspension on that will never wear out because it is never asked to do any work.I looked at some of the Ford data, and they do seem to have less failures on suspension parts, but the both the Mondeo and Focus have quite complex suspension also.
Exactly. It's a mixture of both. Alfas do have their weak spots (as do all cars) and suspension just seems to be one of them.Looking at the pure basics, it seems that the Alfa 156s are more failing more than other cars of that year.
So either the Alfas are prone to breakage, OR the owners are worse to maintain their cars than other car owners.