Got some very good news today
Sam called me this afternoon, apologised for having been radio silent and then proceeded to tell me that it has been agreed I can have a brand new factory order 2008 3.2 Q4 brera at no cost to myself.
What's more he also confirmed that all payments made to date will be taken into account and that I do not need to restart the clock as far as a new contract agreement is concerned.
ARUK will also be providing an interim vehicle for me whilst I wait for my replacement and my forlorn Brera will be taken away as soon as one becomes available.
All sounds very good indeed (stop whispering too good to be true at the back !) and I've asked for it all to be confirmed in writing which he said he would do. Once I get that I'll be really, really happy !
I spoke at length to a dealer this PM (Benfield Newcastle) who was extremely helpful in terms of talking me through the 2008MY changes, colours etc etc and who also told me that in his experience once ARUK confirm these kinds of things verbally they always go through with them so fingers crossed.
All in all very pleased and glad I've persevered. Unlike some of the naysayers on here I've always been a fan of the Brera and desperately wanted to fall in love with mine. Sadly I think I ended up with a lemon but hopefully the new one will be all I hoped for from my first Alfa.