Re: Brera 3.2 - The Final Verdict
Go for it! It's a sort of different car, but be aware of some aspects:
-mileage is very poor compared to competitors and performance, mine gets around 17mpg, you won't get any better...
-v6 seems a little slugish, not as quick as you'd expect from a 260bhp car. Don't annoy any M3, Imprezza or Evo...you'll be left way behind...
- do a drive test and pay attention to any suspect noises BEFORE you buy, even if the car is new. If it has 18 inch wheels you'll eventually experience some tramlining over bumps but thats normal. Gearchange is a little notchy but must be precise. Check all the electrical gizmos for correct operation. Check the front seats for squeaks and abnormal movement. Pay attention to strange noise or/and vibration through steering in low speed corners as this may indicate power steering problems, very common in these cars.
-visibility is poor in the rear corners, not too good around town.
All in all is a very appealing car with tons of charm, you won't pass unnoticed. Very stylish appeareance.Good comfort also (for two), but if I'd buy another one I surely buy a diesel ( the torque is even better).