Those Alfa wagons are fine looking cars.
The dampers aren't the problem. It doesn't have skyhook, it has the standard dampers. I can live with that. In a lot of examples, I know that cars can handle better when they're not compromised by the need to consider 2 damper settings relative to a static spring rate.I sympathise.
I'd be interested to know which dampers you bought the car with. As others have suggested, the Skyhook system isn't to everyone's taste, especially if it's costing serious cash to reinstate versus a sensible alternative.
Apologies, misunderstood where the money has had to be spent. There's no real way round that so far as I'm aware unfortunately.The issue with the rear suspension is that the upper arm ball joints (both sides) have significant movement in them and new arms are required at £1k / side.
Yeah, we were hesitant too but it is just 4 bolts (10 and 12mm Allen for future reference) and they're easy to get at.Very good work. I did a lot of swearing when I discovered you had to drop the subframe to get the rear arms off too