Just been to see the Brera....
.....and I like it a lot, pictures don't do it justice, its very nice to look at, all angles look at easier on the eye than they do on the pictures, very good indeed, the one I saw was silver not the most striking colour but it was nice enough, I like the skyview, the seats are nice, leather interior and dash quality is very good, nice feel to it all.
Its definately not a GT competitor, very much the GTV replacement in that its basically a 2 seater, the rear seats with low roof aren't much use for anyone, nice sized boot on it though, the only reason I never owned a GTV was because it had no rear space and no useful boot, i could probably handle the limited rear space so long as I have a boot.
Not driven it yet but the seating position is good, would be nice if it could go a bit lower but the same could be said for a lot of cars 147/156/GT included.
The 159 was nice too, as its essentialy the same as the Brera inside and from the front I'd probably lean towards that, if I was considering another, the 159 will apparently have a diesel 4x4 too.