Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Adelaide, Australia
I've had mine now for about a month, an '06 build late '07 delivered 3.2 JTS Q4. It is a superb car, and only had 11,500kms on it! It's Alfa red and yes, the chip thing is amazing, I had it on my Alfa Red MiTo too. I took the Brera on a trip just after I got it and well, every time I wash the car I notice new chip marks in front of the rear arches.
I've got a few minor issues that'll hopefully be sorted under warranty, specifically the moisture in the taillights thing, a (very) intermittent flashing odometer both of which there are plenty of other posts about (that only started this week), and a possibly related bit of weird behaviour from the VDC where it will occassionally trigger around a couple of specific corners near home (I live in a very hilly area) AFTER I've driven around the corner - and not even particulary enthusiastically! The dealer did a pre delivery service for me and made sure the correct power steering fluid was in the system.
But that's it, and I concur with alfaholic1001 - the few niggles above, which will be fixed under warranty (I'm very persistent and patient!), cannot take away from what a wonderful feeling car this is to drive, the sound, the performance, the handling - it's a deeply impressive, beautiful, thrilling car!