Radiator replaced by dealer at time of purchase.
Noisy belt pulley replaced during routine service.
Aircon compressor replaced under warranty.
Usual consumables like tyres, exhaust etc.
Not a new design, but looks as fresh now as the day it was launched.
The 2.5 V6 sounds just amazing, and I often leave the stereo off just to listen to it rev. The extra weight of the V6 means this one is a bit nose heavy when you enter a corner at speed, but you soon get used to it.
This is my 3rd Alfa, and as per my previous GTV & 155, it gives me hassle free, reliable, fun motoring. I defy anyone to drive this car and not break into a smile, it just goes and sounds like no other four door saloon, and it even makes the morning commute (almost) a joy.
To anyone who is worried about Alfa reliability, I say take the plunge - even the Top Gear guys say you aren't a proper petrolhead till you've had an Alfa. Your Fords/Honda/Vauxhalls etc will never look the same again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th May, 2011