Well as an owner of a GTV V6 and a Brera V6S i'm probably in a better position than most to give an impartial view.
Both cars are very different and I can understand why those of you that have one aren't keen on the other
The Brera is a great GT car for eating up the miles on a long trip - and feels very special inside, especially with the red stiched leather dash.
The GTV is quicker and handles better but doesn't make a good GT car
My GTV puts the bigger smile on my face whilst driving quickly, but the Brera gets way more attention
You're probably all right, but you're not comparing apples with apples
Two completely different cars, IMO.
The GTV is one of the last of an earlier era, far less complicated, rawer, lighter, harsher but by far
the better looking car & Redstyle (or Bluestyle with white leather) interior is a bit more special than a 'red stitched dash'.
How or where a Brera would get more attention escapes me?
Too many people use terms like 'a real head turner', well normally that's down to a sports exhaust(& the manner in which it's being driven
) rather than just the car's looks. Highly polished bright coloured paintwork also helps, I doubt too many people would look twice at a grubby silver Brera, or GTV, in the rain?
The GTV is
a very good sports GT car from the nineties & that's the point it's from the nineties not a modern day 'boring' car.
The Brera is a slightly
overweight, over engineered excuse for a GT car in the safety conscious noughties.
Speak to the Alfa dealers, when they're not trying desperately to sell you one, & they'll tell you what a disappointment the Brera was/is as a replacement for the GTV.
That's not saying the Brera's a bad car just it could've/should've been better.
Which would I choose to drive across Europe..............I'd probably choose a Jag.