Graham - mk2 stage 3
I'm on 13 years now and bought it from my Son who bought it new.
The early cars had alternator issues - including mine! 3-3.5 years was the average life but they did improve them. The one that replaced my first in late 2009 one lasted around 8 or 9 years before it needed replacing.I owned my previous 2005 PFL ST for 4.5 years and, while I loved it for feeling so fast, it was far less reliable.
It had done 35000m when I p/x'd it, during which time it already needed a new alternator