Had the misfortune today to vists Pr(l)atts in Stoke to test drive a Spider. Why do Alfa dealers & salesmen think that they are such "tough" negotiators? "That's the price, take it or leave it" what a FYT attitude - they could not sell water in the Sahara. Also, for those of us who wonder why normal people don't buy Alfa's - sit in the showroom in a £28K brand new 159 and guess what? - The gear knob is loose & rattles. If you (platts) are such wonderful Alfa enthusiasts put yourselves in the place of the poor saps wondering into you over-priced, snotty, superior, 'sod you I don't need your business' showroom and wonder how long it will be before you too are closed down.