Yeah, I understand what you are saying.
However, almost all problems the newer cars of most makes have are due to electrical/electronicsoftware glitches. Almost every day there are recalls announced because of another typical electrical/electronic/software problem/error, resulting in the possibility of loss of control, fire, or system nonfunctioning.
Now I realize that for the most part, they are trying to reduce vehicle weight, what with electronic steering and braking (which I'm distrustful of if they don't have failsafe backup), but much of what they are installing are just techie toys and overcomplicated hvac systems. That's the part I don't see the point of, except if the car was a self driver, lol, having to have something to keep the occupants occupied. I for one don't need to be that pampered/coddled/entertained.
Even Ford announced that their electronic systems were too complicated, that people did really like simpler systems with easy to understand knobs and buttons. Still, they have problems with reliability, with another recall announced today.
And, since we are dealing with Fiat...
BTW, lol, I ran my 64 Sprint GT for ~240k miles or so without having to fiddle with the jets of the Webers. All I had to do was wash off the tops of the carbs every 25k miles or so to keep them clean. Car always ran fine. Someone must have fiddled with yours.
89 Milano (wife's daily driver since 1989, Shankle Sport)
91 164S (my daily driver since 1994)
94 164LS (~Q) (trip Alfa since 2000)
72 Morgan 27 (water time since 1976)
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Last edited by Del; 03-29-2017 at 11:37 AM.