Why so personal? You know nothing about me? I bought my cars off my own back thanks very much. Only an idiot would buy a car only for the way it looks, without doing any kind of research. That will always end in disaster. My parents own none-Fiat Group cars and have had worse luck with those. But, of course, you know best.
Do you believe every "expert" then? I guess you believe everything you read, and if you had actually bothered to read you would have found these niggles and known about them before going at it face first, just like you have done in this thread. I guess everything that Top Gear do is 100% accurate and true to life?
If you want to turn your Brera into a car that goes like a "Sports car" go and get a Prodrive S kit fitted. You clearly only came on here to troll and can't admit you bought the car for completely the wrong reasons? So I will be the adult in all of this and walk away.
I believe you revered to me as "snobbish", and you commented on my post.
"bought the car for the wrong reasons"? Like I said, only one reason to buy a brera. Looks.
If I didn't like it, I'd have sold it.
I'll admit it's going next year. I wouldn't have a alfa older than 3 years. Not reliable enough. I've had power steering problems after 19k miles. And the drivers side window has failed 3 times. It still makes a "clicking" noise now.
That's the only reason I bought a new one. That's the reason they're cheap second hand.
A 997 C2S will be taking it's place.