Im in a nice position for once in my life... been able to choose a nearly new or very young car. after living with whatever I could manage to tax.
thats the guilt part over
I test drove a 12k miles 08 Brera 2.4 JTDm...in red, with the original not so nice wheels.
I LOVED IT ! ...... simply adored the driving experience, comfort, power delivery and that SUPERB 6 speed box !..... its more or less minty and for sale at a Fiat dealer as an ex directors car.
but.......I visited an Alfa dealer to check out what may be coming up. Sat in a Mito and was very impressed...took a 155bhp? one for a test drive and was not so impressed with the difference in ride and the gearbox did not compare at all...It really zapped about though.
THEN.... I found out about the Mito Cloverleaf..... I love the look of it lowered on those lush new alloys and I buy into the multijet technology and very curious about the active ride.... THEN I found out it has a new design of 6 speed box and from what I could tell, similar to the one I like from the v6 and 2.4JTDm.....would that be true ?
So.... my dilemma.
Both the 2nd hand Brera 2.4JTDm and a top of the range NEW Mito Cloverleaf will both deliver the same performance (ish), the Mito slightly better consumption and possibly hold its value better. The Brera JTDm is my PERFECT GT ! ..... The Mito Clover possibly my ideal hot hatch....
As much as I love the Brera I really like the Mito as well - the prospect of a Mito that could be a similar driving experience to the Brera (that lush gearbox !
) is very very tempting.
Other than that the interior of the Brera is a light grey/black if that makes any difference.
I would appreciate any views at all.
so.... my budget is £20K .... as I say either a 08 Brera JTDm or a NEW Mito Cloverleaf with lots of extras.
I have never ever spent more than 2K on a car before .... help !!! ...please