Likeable, practical, sparky if you ask it to be and great value
Clutch at 72000 - silly me not to check.
Wheel bearing at 105000 miles - doddle to fix.
Headlining wearing badly.
Drivers window channel droopy.
Remote central locking useless - but not really a worry.
Odd fuse or warning light.
Heater fan only works on setting 4!
The Boxer a bit under-powered, but still goes well if you boot it (great sound then!)
Handling has that wonderful Alfa feel, but a little understeery on windy roads.
Brilliantly stable on motorways (not always an Alfa trait)
Styling remarkably un-dated.
Thirsty (22mpg in town, 30mpg on a run)
Find a good independent to look after it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd February, 2006