Every needs to own an Alfa at some point .... last one I had was a 145 1.7 16V back in the late 90's.
Loved it and it ran like a dream until one day , having picked it up from the local Alfa dealer after a service . Less than a mile down the road and all the lights come on , the windscreen wipers start moving on their own , the alarm goes off and then smoke starts coming out of the bonnet.......
Dealer reckoned it was nothing to do with his mechanics and that my driving was at fault .
Still I'd have another alfa , my old mans had a few and is currently in a Giulia which I reckon is more fun to drive than my 340i.