It just occurred to me that most of you probably don’t know how the door locks in my alfa work.
This is the door of an S2 spider (albeit with S1 handles) and you notice that there is no lock switch on the panel or the edge of the door. That’s because the lock mechanism is part of the door handle. You pull it down to open the door and pull it up to lock it. A very simple and elegant solution that confuses passengers and new owners alike.