Hi, I am a town planner from South Africa - yes we have development too - who owns 2 alfas - a 2006 alfa 159 2.2 and a 2001 alfa 147 1600. Previously owned an alfa 156 selespeed for 6 years - seem I was the only person in the world who did no have problems - thought it was the best car I ever had. Still sorry I swopped it for the 159. No new selespeeds in South Africa anymore. The 147 is driven by my daughter i Cape Town while I am in Centurion - 1500 km away (1000 miles for some of you) The 147 grounded to an abrupt halt in the middle of the road flashing "sysetms failure" typical isn't it? An I thought the 1600 will be indestructible!