Re: Newbie here... Thinking of buying an Alfa!
Hello mate and welcome!
Yes the new alfas are reliable - just as reliable as other luxury cars. As with BMWs etc niggles tend to relate to electronics, like windows not being set to the precise milimetre or whatever. Serious problems are rare. Just like any car, stay away from the very first examples of a car as that's when you get problems with factory production. For the Brera, stay away from early 06 units.
Blue & Me was only released in 07 so that particular car you refer to should be fine. Blue & Me is a fantastic toy, make sure you get a car with it on. Even the guys in the local car audio shop were impressed with it.
One word of warning, the 2.4 diesel models don't get amazing mileage because of the DPF (Diesel Particulate filter??), so do test drive 2.2 petrol as well as 2.4 diesel. The performance figures for both are very similar. New, the diesel costs £3k more, though perhaps second hand there's less difference in price between the two.
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