I know the Brera is stylish - thats a given, but I dont want a car which will live in the dealers every 3 weeks being fixed after spending +£20k on it!!! I must've been lucky with my previous alfa as I never had many problems at all.
So comments on quality, reliability and dealer support are still what I'm interested in.
- much improved over previous Alfas, still 1 or 2 niggles, less than my previous 1 series.
- My 2.2 has never let me down, faults have been with the drivers seat, alarm and windows (all well know problems), would imagine that these problems will have been sorted with an 08 car - but you never know with Alfa.
Mechanically the most troublesome engines appear to be the 2.4's with DPF problems and poor economy - again this should be sorted in an 08 car. Tyre wear is also a problem but seems to be more with the 2.4's don't think this has been sorted.
- Improved but not up to BMW standard, can't seem to fix well known issues first time (drivers seat, alarm) some people have been very, very badly let down.
- Doesn't look good lately, think they tend to bury their head in the sand.
If you want lower running costs it got to be the BMW the Alfa WILL be dearer.
Residuals are not as strong as people say, I looked at changing mine a few months ago and was shocked at what a dealer offered to buy the car off me.
Would I buy one again, unsure, probably not.
Reason - Economy is just not good enough with fuel prices ever increasing and CO2 highish, there's more to life than driving an Alfa.