I'll probably get shot down for saying this, but I'm much more likely to read posts regarding problems with the Brera, than those sickly posts written by new Brera owners proclaiming it to be the most amazing car in the world and that its far more beautiful than any woman on the planet etc etc.
Don't get me wrong I love my Brera, but the brutal truth is that once you've owned the car for a considerable period of time you begin to realise that its not as perfect as you first thought. Like any other car, there are problems, some bigger than others. I've been to my dealer many times with both minor niggles and one big issue, but luckliy for me my dealer has been great with any warranty work. I use this forum as a valuable resource to help me diagnose any problems, and without other people's experiences and criticisms the forum would not be a useful tool.
As this board is an open forum, I would like to hear any views and experiences of the car, from previous owners or present. It gives me an idea about what to look for if I suspect there is something wrong. Its been proven time and time again, that most issues are common and you can pretty much guarantee that somebody on this forum has experienced the same issue before. Indeed, if strong views from angry Brera owners hadn't been aired I would have been landed with a bill of almost £1000 to replace the steering rack on a car that has done less than 36000 miles. Thanks to this forum I became wary of the problem and got it fixed just inside the 3 year warranty. This is just an example.
I welcome other peoples' experiences, good and bad, and I'm interested to hear the reasonings behind switching to other marques. I may well do the same when I change next time. I have left the Alfa fold before, and found my way back. I would like something bigger next time and am thinking about a 5-series. I love the 159 but its not different enough to the Brera for me.
Anyway, I'm going off on a tangent here! My point is not everyone will be completely happy with their car, and it is their right to be able to share their experiences and point other owners in the right direction. I don't care whether they do or do not own an Alfa. If a previous owner has an issue with their car, and can point me in the right direction, saving me a lot of money, then I'm all for it!