Sean, I've stocked my fallout bunker with months of supplies and rations, my coat is on and tin hat secure...........
Get a Scirocco R .....remember that spin in wales at the lunch stop
Its not Italian, its not V6, its a bonkers performance car, it can be economical or not
depending on how you feel, the DSG box is epic, its well built, actually mine's been bullet proof, its as quick 0-60 as a manual Cayman, its got 4 useable seats, and a decent boot.
Having had a Brera - I know what you mean, don't get me wrong I loved it to bits, and was sad to see it go, the Scirocco isn't a patch on the looks or emotional feel, but its the best of the bunch out there at the moment, i've just turned 28k miles in mine, and I do still have a wide grin
Anyway i'm off to the bunker now, i'll pop my head out occasionally to see when its all clear