I purchased this car in Sept 2001 and was absolutely delighted. I knew there was not much space, but the handling and image outweighed this issue. However, I have to say that I have had nothing but problems from Alfa dealers who seem to do their level best to put you off a new car. I would have looked at the new Brera Spider, but unfortunately will never buy an Alfa again. I rae at track days etc (not in my car!) and so know a bit about how a car should feel. At the service last year, I was told that the suspension was wrecked, despite the fact that I had driven the car I could not prove otherwise, so had to pay for new suspension. I would advise anyone getting any Alfa to have the AA or RAC check the car before a service and you could save yourself a packet. Lovely car, great reliability but will be looking for something else in the near future.