Some irritating problems there for sure, but nothing that would actually put me off buying another Alfa. I don’t consider it ‘character’, I guess being over 50, I just remember all the shit cars I put up with in my automotive formative years - Beetles, the first Passats, Escorts galore and a Hillman Hunter 660 GT I owned for eight years (still a record for me!) and don’t let it bother me.
All of these cars had issues which I’d either put up with or fix along the way. And none of them had one iota of the sexiness of your Alfa or the GTV V6 I later owned. So as long as it’s not a massively expensive issue preventing me from driving at all, I’d still buy a car others consider suspect. I still lust after a 159 Ti - the sexiest sedan ever made. How good are those proportions?? I love them!