This car is a stunner to look at and to drive. It's a real head turner and I can't stop smiling as it is always a conversation piece. Beemers, Audis and Mercs are now 10 a penny on the roads, Mondeo man migrated to them! This is my third Alfa and have driven over 160,000 miles in them over the past 7 years. The Brera is by far the best and oh, that little percieved niggle that the car mags are always on about. Reliability? in that period the only things that I had to have replaced were turbo inlet pipes amounting to £45 on a diesel and a power steering fluid hose on a Twin Spark. Back to the Brera, I'm over 6 foot and haedroom is not a problem nor is it for my son who is 6'5"! The car is a great long distance cruiser and very relaxed but welly it and it's a different beastie which has left many cat faced beemers trailing. I'd recommend one to anyone who likes something stylish, sexy and very different to the boring main stream
I've had the car for 9 months after an S3 and other German dullards. This car is worth every penny, reports of it's failings are greatly overstated. It is great to look at and great to be sat in. Soft brakes, poor rear visibility......please....if any other car manufacturer was delivering this kind of product in this price range the aorld woudl be a much more stylish place.
This is a sports car not a mini van. I don't get the comment about lack of space in the back. In anycase this is a great sexy Italian machine that puts passion back to the car. Great drive and it sticks to the pavement like glue. After driving it I was sold. I'm so tired of BMers and Audis. Enough playing it safe, get me behind the wheel of a Brera as fast as possible and let my heart start beating again.
There's no doubting the the Brera is an eye-catcher, suggesting at one glance both elegant tourer and muscle car. However, anyone expecting blistering or even punchy performance will be disappointed. The 2.2 needs to be worked up the gears as quickly as possible to get the heavy frame in decent motion. Steering is very responsive and light; excellent for the turning circle but a tad overly sensitive on the straight line. Lack of headroom is an issue, especially in the SV. Drivers over 6ft will not enjoy the driving position!! Visibility out the back window, though reported as very bad, is no worse than many other models. Build quality appears high, although some of the driving wheel stalk switch-gear has a lightweight feel. Overall, a beautiful car and a refined and comfortable tourer for anyone under 6ft tall....who doesn't need to offer anymore than a single passenger a lift!
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