Re: Thinking of getting a Brera
Go for it.
I've had my Brera for a year or so now, & reliability has been no worse than my mates Audi A3 over the same time. Minor niggles, including the drivers seat moving slightly, covered by warranty, the alarm occasionally doing its own thing, & the petrol tank being hard to fill to the brim. This may be an issue particular to the 3.2, & not relevant to your chosen model though. Other than that, the build quality & feel is right up there with the usual German marques. Its very well built, finished, & quality of interior fittings & plastics is superb.
The weight issue is a complaint quite often mentioned, & there are rumours of some lighter weight Breras coming out soon. The weight may be a corollary of the extra build quality & feeling of solidness, compared to Alfas of old?
I don't know much about the diesel units, but I'm sure others here will help out in that area.
The minor niggles I've mentioned are FAR outweighed by the enjoyment of ownership I have.