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Found a suitable Replacement !

Well after much soul searching I have now found my replacement car and collect it later this week, A Paugeot RCZ R type. A completely different car to the Brera, but shares some similarities, both are coupes, both have similar horsepower 270, both cars are pretty rare type r only has around 300. It is madly fast and fun and i got it for a good price too with a good trade in for my Brera which is now 10 years old and still looks great and still only has 52k miles on it.

The sad part is part exing my Brera, which I've had for 3.5 years now and is the best car I've ever had. I deliberated about this for days and only just closed the deal as i did n't want to undersell my Brera and who ever gets it, will get a super car.

Since I've bought it iv'e had the new parking sensors fixed and rear bumper resprayed,, the sills on both sides resprayed after all the stonechips, bought a second and very expensive 2nd key fob for it. Plus its got nearly new Goodyear Eagle 2 tyres all round and had a full service in December, so I hope who ever gets its, looks after it it and enjoys it like I have.
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The Pug is certainly a radical design and stands out from the crowd, no doubt about that.
For me it's just lacking that certain something. Perhaps it's the badge, perhaps it's being French, I don't know.
But a good effort.

I've been looking for Alfa alternatives for some time now, it really is difficult.
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The Pug is certainly a radical design and stands out from the crowd, no doubt about that.
For me it's just lacking that certain something. Perhaps it's the badge, perhaps it's being French, I don't know.
But a good effort.

I've been looking for Alfa alternatives for some time now, it really is difficult.
I've never been bothered with badges, whether its an Audi, Nissan, Alfa its more the car that's important to me and the driving experience and the RCZ r was sports coupe of the year 2015 in Auto Express and rated by Evo over the TT mk2 which to me says it all. Plus 40mpg and half the tax the Brera has cost me. Having said that I love the Brera and will be very sad to see it go.
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Good choice. Got an RCZ R for Mrs Idiot when we got rid of the 350Z.

Good effort from Peugeot with decent chassis and handling. Watch out for the torque steer though.
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I too looked at the RCZ when I ditched the Brera.

It's a pity they never produced a Targa-top version.


I think this or the BRZ/GT86 are the only real Brera alternatives.
(Just not as pretty.)
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Oh, or the new MX5 RF if you can live with a real 2 seater...
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I'm happy with it, a bit apprehensive about the 270bhp going through the front wheels, when i took it for a test drive you could feel the wheels spinning in 2 nd gear when you put your foot down, the acceleration was frantic but fun ! The back seats fold forward too so you get a lot of boot space too. Hopefully the RCZ R type will become another classic and I shall keep it for at least the next 5 years or so. The double bubble rear window is really cool and the interior is pretty good too.

I guess I just like sporty coupe style cars and the the RCZ is a fitting replacement, though it was sad telling my Brera last night that we would soon be departing company, but here's hoping it will be going to a happy home !!
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Update us after a few weeks of ownership please

It's one of the few cars around that I could consider replacing the Brera with (although around here it's relatively common)
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I doubt the R is common. They only made them for 1 year then ceased production. Just too exciting for Peugeot.
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Thanks for all the positive comments, Angoose, I certainly will let you know how I get on with over the next weeks. As for rarity I think they only made around 300 R's in the Uk so they are certainly quite a rare sight.
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