This is car is reasonably quick, and very good on fuel when not thrashed, I think it is a excellent performance/fuel economy compromise.
The engine sounds very nice and eggs you on tho thrash it, however a Alfa V6 sounds much better again with an addictive howl. Handling is excellent as shares floor pan / suspension with Fiat coupe. My car is finished in Alfa red with black seats, and has the rare air-con. The car looks stunning in red compared to a boring Golf, although the standard 15" wheels are a bit on the small size.
I bought this car with 104,000 miles on the odometer, for £1475, it has however had £3000 spent on it in the last 12 months, including a re-built cylinder head, new clutch, belts, and radiator. There seems to be many of these cars for sale with 60-70,000 miles on the odometer. this is roughly when the car is due for a major service, cam-belt, and cam variator (a rattly diesel like noise at any time indicates a worn variator). This service cost at least £600. The clutch seems to wear out at around 75,000 miles (£400 to change). You may be better buying a higher mileage well cared for example than a lower mileage one, that way the car will have passed its mid life crisis.
I would go out and, but another one tomorrow as this is a very underrated car. My only gripes about the car are the fact it is sometimes difficult to get the drivers seat in a comfortable position (I am over 6ft), parts are also bit on the expensive side.