and cheaper to tax compared to the 2.4 JTDm. And an insurance group cheaper, despite near identical performance. And you can fit passengers in the back :P
From your original post, I would guess budget is 8-9k ish, I reckon you could find a nice 2007 blackline for that money with similar miles, or a cloverleaf / Q2 with higher miles (maybe 50k odd). They have a slight facelift and nicer (IMO) interior. If you saw one of them and then compared it to a non-facelift 2007 Brera with all the extra weight on it, i'd be surprised if you still thought the Brera was better. That was the decision I went with anyway when I was looking at some 58 plates 2 months ago. Brera smaller, more expensive, slower, more expensive to run = easy choice!