Brera buying advice required!
Hi there, I'm hoping you good people might be able to advise me.
I'm looking at getting a brera, but I've got a budget to work to so needs lots of good buying advice! The most I'm looking to pay is 11k, so I'm really trying to get the most for my money. Obviously if I manage to get a Brera, fot that kind of money, it's going to be a few years old. I was looking at a diesel, as diesel cars seem to suit my driving style quite well. But then I read loads of horror stories on here about problems with the 2.4 engine, especially the pre-2008 models. Ideally I'd love the V6 but am put off by how thirsty it is!
With that in mind I'm keen to hear advice, opinion, information on the following:
What's the problem with pre-2008 2.4 diesels and is a post 2008 diesel a better bet?
What's good/bad about the 2.2 petrol and what kind of MPG can I expect to get?
If I end up with a 2006/2007 model of either car, what should I look out for and does anyone have a list of common problems that I might come accross?
I think in a nutshell, I'm looking what's going to be the most reliable for my money. I love driving, and know you don't buy a car like the brera for reliability. But at the same time I've got two toddlers to think of, and I don't want to end up in cloud of smoke on the hard shoulder!
So what which do you all think I should get, and what do I need to look out for? Thanks