Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Mitch, you're going the same way as me! Likewise I kept my GTV & have just bought a Brera 2.2 SV - and believe me you won't be disappointed despite what you may have read. They are quite different cars, the Brera more of a cruiser / GT than the rawness / soul / Alfa-ness of the GTV. I definitely prefer the GTV as I guess you will, but as an everyday (and dare I say practical...) car the Brera 2.2 is spot-on. I thought about the 2.4 diesel which in all honesty is probably the better choice ..... but I personally just could not live with the clatter. The 2.2 in contrast actually sounds pretty good IMHO.
I wouldn't worry too much about high-ish miles so long as the cam chain & ancillaries have ideally been changed.