"The Alfa is always broken, the Porsche starts every time and runs forever. If The Porsche needs a part, it's available immediately and the quality is excellent. If the Alfa needs a part, you can't find it. When you find it it's aftermarket junk. Bottom line, in terms of quality or relative experience nothing has changed with either brand in 50 years"
Kinda have to laugh a little at this, as I've used Alas as daily drivers for decades, have been across the country a couple of times in them, and covered the West on numerous vacation trips as well. Failures, yes, but almost of them were due to my neglect in service. Left only a couple of times. One in town, towed to house, and the other I fixed myself in Nowhere, Wyoming. Have generally found any part I've needed (lol, yes, one time years ago I had to send a telegram to the factory asking for a part, and they sent me a parts book and said just order from us).
If you do the proper maintenance, pay attention to worn out pieces, change fluids when it is called for, generally keep them stock, ie, don't try to make it into something it isn't (such as slamming it, etc), and don't beat the car by rough/careless driving, IMO, they hold up rather well. I think incompetent/careless dealers/mechanics are more of a problem for the most part.
1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27
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; 03-10-2019 at 02:53 PM.