Yes, the hardware was replaced under warranty.My wife and I were between houses when we were last in Lisbon, and we both talked about living there. I think Lisbon is so awesome! Given that I love Austin, the fact that Lisbon almost stole us from Austin really shows how spectacular Lisbon is.
Were your "back lights" replaced under warranty? Yes, interior materials are not as good as German cars. I get a "wow this interior is nice" feeling when I move back to my Audi after time in the Alfa. But I bought the Alfa for its character and uniqueness. If you want both, I guess the Maserati would be the car to get.