Very many things differenciate them, we do know that- but it can't be denied that Alfa do some very nice cars- and very reasonably priced too ( with decent discounts too although is that a downside??). I have heard that they are sorting out the dealerships too, lets hope for the better. They seem to be giving the 147's away- any reason? My 2006 A3 seems worth more than an 08 plate 147 JTD. Kinda frightening really- would anyone take the plunge or is buying an Alfa a very foolish thing to do?