"Saying that it's a "flawed car" is a meaningless statement."
No it's not, not at all.
I said it's meaningless because every
car has its flaws, and most of these are subjective.
For example, to some people the small seats in the back of a GTV or Brera are useless, and they consider this a flaw. To me, the seats in the Brera are fine for my needs (i.e. suit a 5 year-old child just fine).
To me the boot of the GTV is a joke - but I wouldn't describe it as a flaw - it's just a characteristic. Take it or leave it.
The car is big on the outside and small on the inside, it's too heavy, too slow, too expensive, it consumes too much, doesn't handle particularly well compared to certain competitors, has the interior from a saloon and GM based engines. These are all flaws. I hate to say it but its the truth!! And the net result of all these flaws is that the car hasn't come anywhere near Alfa's projected production figures. That's a fact.
You make some valid points, but I think you get peoples' backs up by stating your opinions as facts, so your argument undermined. I agree that the sales figures are (apparently) disappointing and that many people were disappointed with the performance of the car (I am on record of saying the same).
I don't agree that it's expensive though - you need to look at all the equipment included at the price levels, then add similar equipment to competitors' vehicles to get a fair comparison.
Incidentally, the GT was also based on a saloon.