Hey Sam, just like your looking to do, this is my first car, which I've had now for a year and a few months. I've loved cars since I was old enough to know what they are, so buying my first car was so exciting. I looked at a few old cars, but had also wanted a new mini, so I went to the dealer and it was just too expensive with insurance and then if I wanted it to look half decent with options, so i was stuck with what to do, but then I came across the Mito and that was it...
It's still quite unique and although there are a few of us young dudes driving them, people do often give me a strange look when a young guy like me gets out of an Alfa instead of a Corsa/Fiesta etc. I love that.
It has great equipment, looks and even a sporty sound (95bhp) which you want when your 17/18 right? I've had no major problems with mine and it's runs beautifully. Another plus point, is this Alfa community. If you go to some of your local Alfa meets and events, there's a great bunch of people out there and that just makes your purchase feel that little bit more special.
All the best if you do go ahead with a purchase of one. Sorry for the essay. Haha.