Have to say that for long distance cruising the Brera is miles ahead of the 159.
Got back ache on the run up to/back from the UK.
Seats are too short in the base and the seat base has no inclination adjustment.
Seat back knob is annoying too. the Brera's 'leccy ones are missed.
The "sports" seats are similar to the 147. I forgot that they weren't that
I'm not sure it's much
more practical either. Okay it has four doors
but it's still pretty cramped in the back unless the front seats
Stowage is bad too. Sunglasses used to fit nicely in the rear centre
cubby and water bottles in the rear passenger cupholders on the Brera.
There is nowhere to put these items in the 159. WTF!?
The 1750 TBi is the business though. Power across the range although
toll booth starts appear/sound less aggressive.
It is a peach in slow moving traffic. You can crawl forward on idle with your foot
off both clutch and accelerator.
(Impossible in the 2.2.)
It's not a headturner either, even in Alfa Red. They only comments I'm getting are,
"The Brera is a much prettier/sexier/cooler car." Even when they are so similar.
A "Look-at-me!" spoiler may be in the offing....
Still the 159 is the best looking 4-door saloon.
And it has a proper sunroof.
(Although you can't have it open at speed.
I think my problem may be I'm not really a 4-door saloon kinda guy.
(I forgot how annoying not having a rear wiper is.