Great site here!
I'm looking at replacing / consolidating some cars. Done some good reading so far and making that search button do it's work.
As a background I've had Skoda's since 2002, a 4x4 and lastly a RS, both re-mapped and tweaked, both highly enjoyable and hard to say good bye to. But some 100k later I have to get a change, I tried to offset that last year by getting a mx5. It's a lovely drive just needs more power for making progress on the congested A/B roads and more boot space as I do a lot of climbing. Two seats is not an issue, total lack of boot space is. Thankfully for this iteration of car ownership the wife has a civic to do those camping trips, so I'm free from the shackles of huge cars.
So here I am at the mercy of an Alfa! Actually looking at a few marques trying to decide as I'm brutally torn between the fun of the mx5 and the grunt of 220 petrol horses that corners very well, so I need both, a drivers car not a cheap rep's car
Brera was a desirable natural target; 2.4 with a remap option. But having some some reading seems a 159 might be a better bet or even the petrol. Seems the heart says brera the head says 159 wagon as I won't buy a saloon, coupe/hatch or wagon guy I am...The local dealer has a lovely blue petrol brera, even the wife likes it.
The GT is also a option, but it's looks externally out of character with the newer cars, so is it due a replacement soon? If not then I'll bump it up the list for sure.
finally the true Alfa wildcard is the new 147 with Q2, but I'm really after a grand tourer esq car, so power and ability, but without the budget for a new XK, nor sadly the brera S, which reads very well, so the 147 would have to be leaps and bounds above it's class rivals to win.
All thoughts on my ramblings warmly accepted, and if anybody between Chester and Warrington happens to have a remapped 2.4 or 1.9 *cough*
So that's my 2p worth, hello AlfaOwners