Always been Alfas are "for mechanics by mechanics".
Mine worked like clockwork, and I enjoyed the active participation in ownership.
That was then, and this is now. I'm not equipped to deal with electronics - hardware and software on a new car that fails me.
That is the number one problem facing future owners of now modern cars. This is a serious consumer rights problem and not confined to cars. As you might expect, Tesla is at the forefront of this market manipulating technology originating with the idea of licensing software. You may own your car but you do not own any of its software.
Third party servicing is adversely affected by this unexpected abuse of copyright and patent laws invented for an entirely different purpose. Laws which should now be repealed in their entirety in my view. For an example you need look only to the music industry which thrives although the once all powerful recording publishers are almost all gone. The parallel is apt. Modern encryption technology is all that is needed to protect software property rights until the software is sufficiently out dated as to no longer require any property protection.
Canada has or is about to enact limited restriction on legal protection in this area, as it already has for prescription drugs. Car makers will be required to in effect open source their automotive software after the warranty expires and, if things don't improve, possibly sooner than that.
Bottom line? Current IP protection is far in excess of what is required to encourage the market for invention, the ostensible justification for patent protection and the underlying rationale for copyright protection of the "arts". New ideas themselves have never been protected for very good reasons. Software copyright comes perilously close to protecting merely the ideas rather than the particular expression of the ideas.
I predict a consumer revolt will quite soon occur in a democratic country which will eventually cause changes to the copyright and patent laws. This should be enormously beneficial to economic growth. The result will be a proliferation of cheap servicing products and service people who will easily "repair" a now modern car. The tip of the iceberg is already visible in aftermarket products replacing ignition coils, distributors and carburetors. Complete electronic engine management systems are now available to make old engines as reliable as modern ones, making them more powerful and fuel efficient at the same time.
Just right now, for us, there is a gaping hole in the capability for DIY servicing of even ten year old cars.