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Hmmm Greetings from Tony Lau


I live in Hong Kong and bought a brand new Brera 3.2 a month ago after driving several pre-owned Porsches since 1992. It's a change but not a very pleasant one.

Two days after I got the car, I got a bad puncture on one tyre and need replacement. No same type of tyre from the dealer nor in the whole Hong Kong. The original one was Bridgestone Potenza Y38, yes Y38. So I need to change into 4 P-Zero.

Go to the petrol station and I have never been able to fill it up 3/4 tank even filling at low speed.

Travelling downhill at D-drive and at moderate speed, it downshifts automatically and I have to accelerate to keep on with the traffic.

Braking before traffic lights will cause a jerk at the gearbox and /or the differential. Perhaps it is due to the engine brake and automatic downshift.

That's my experience from my Brera. Any views and help apart from sending it back to the dealer and have no car to use for a period of time.

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Hi Tony, welcome to AO and congrats on your Brera Seems like your Brera has a few niggles, my 94 Spider has the same issue with the gas tank. I hope you get them all sorted.
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Welcome to AO....
The tyres are a problem relating to the importer and not Alfa Romeo itself....You should really take the issue up with them...
Often have a filling proble with many makes of cars...sometimes it is just the angle of the nozzle or how far the nozzle is into the filler neck
As far as the automatic gearbox is concerned.....Although I have been buying Alfa Romeos for nearly 30 years, I am not old enough yet to need an automatic but I do realise that if you drive largely in heavy traffic an auto is very useful.....

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Hey, hello and welcome to AO :wave:

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Hope you get the issues sorted and enjoy your Brera
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Hello Tony and welcome to AO.......
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