A lot of performance and luxury for your money.
Cheap to buy, reasonably economical for a 3 litre car - 30 mpg possible.
On the road
A luxury four-door saloon that drives like a hot hatch!
Stunning acceleration, more speed than you can use, good brakes, handles like a Golf Mk 1 GTi.
Living with it
Appalling! A brilliant car spoiled by stupid design faults (oil pressure operated timing belt tensioner that leaks oil on the belt for instance) and typically poor Alfa build quality and quality control.
Security and Service
Mine unlocks itself regularly despite (or possibly because of) the attentions of an Alfa dealer - thanks St Leonards Motors…
Alfa (Fiat to be realistic) don"t want to know about problems. Getting the RIGHT parts from a dealer is nearly impossible.
Problems and Ownership
Complete rebuild (see cam belt comments above). Coolant header tank split. Injection problems.
Air conditioning faults. Passenger door handle failed.
Did you buy the car new?
Would you buy the same model again?
Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?