Re: My new Brera!
I think the Brera is a truly great car and will come to be regarded in time as a classic.
That said, I was a bit disappointed with it when I frist drove it. I was expecting a sports car like the GTV - and it's a different sort of car.
Furthermore I think that it will certainly improve. Alfa will tweak things, much as Audi did with the TT which was universally panned by the critics when it first appeared.
That said - I couldn't wait, so plumped for the lovely 3.2 you can see in my Avatar.
<---- over there. Sweet, eh?
The GT is a very nice car - nicer in many ways - but not so pretty. It also ruled itself out, as the view from the back-seat for my 4-year old daughter is woeful, whereas the vantage-point from her perch at the back of the Brera affords her a better view of the world than she had in the 156 Sportwagon! And she loves the Brera! Especially when I accelerate hard.
Alfa still have problems to solve with quality though... *sigh*