with AlexT here.
Yes of course it's fair, valid and reasonable to post up negative views and no, owners don't have to read them; but this is an enthusiasts' lounge and it's going to rub a little.
Besides, it's personal opinion. I've posted before, and I'll keep on repeating, I've had several German cars (Golfs, A3s, A4) and none were in any way better than the Brera. They were all slower, less reliable, considerably less beautiful and I experienced faults with them ranging from the minor through to major (total gearbox failure, for example).
Our own most recent Golf has just been returned, now replaced with a brand-spanking new C30 R-Design and whilst I love the Volvo (really do) I just don't think it's in the Brera's league. We drove a Mk6 Golf back to back with the Volvo to make the decision, and placed the Volvo some way ahead.
I don't think the Brera is perfection, and neither do I defend it because I own one. I own one because I liked it when I first saw it, liked it when I first drove it, and like it now when I've had the chance to continue to sample the latest from VW, Audi, BMW, Saab, Citroen, Volvo, Ford and others as part of my general life and work.
Each to their own, but maybe it's time to share the love for the Scirocco over on the VW forum?
Live and let live