The other evening I was driving along a dual carriageway, minding my own business when a guy in a Merc decided to pull out in front of me as i went across a junction at green, and destroy my once immaculate Brera in an instant!
Luckily neither of us were injured beyond a bit of bruising, but I have to say that I can now fully agree with all those stories about the Brera/159 being built like a tank.
Looking at the state of the front end I was staggered that I was able to open the door and step out just a few seconds after the impact.
Upshot is that the recovery centre has suggested it beyond economical repair and the 3rd party (from France) has admitted being at fault.
Just to make things worse, only last month I spent over £800 on 4 new tyres, service and MOT and had filled up at a petrol station moments earlier
Add to that the accessories I've chucked on her over the past year (pedals, ipod lead, etc) and I'm currently more than a little peeved as I can't imagine the insurance paying out for things like this
Am now waiting for the insurance to confirm it has been written off and make me an offer, which hopefully wont take long as I've already been along to the local dealer and eyed up a gorgeous Misano Blue replacement, which will hopefully soon become Brera number 2