Potential Brera Purchase! Engine Questions...
I am considering purchasing a Brera after having a couple of GTV V6’s and more recently a 156 Sportwagen. Fortunately for me the commute to work is 5 miles each way, however it does include a stop to drop my boy at nursery 3 miles into the journey. This is therefore very short journeys that will struggle to get the engine warm, which is where my question comes in – what engine should I go for? My current views are as below:
Good for shorter journeys, will warm up quicker
Higher tax rate
Lack of performance
Mega tax bill
?? regarding reliability on short journeys
Performance can be improved….
So thinking whilst I am typing leads me to the 2.4 diesel, however can anyone confirm how my short journeys will affect the car and its reliability? I am only taking the car to work x3 times per week and will use a push bike / motorbike the others days when nursery runs are not required.