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An apprehensive Hello from London


So, I'm very interested in getting a Brera as my next car particularly the 3.2L V6 (or the 'S' if I can find one). I have spent an absolute fortune on my current car and have been told that it's far too impractical for anyone to use and therefore I am having to sell my beloved Lotus Elise

I don't actually have an Alfa at the moment but I am really hoping that owners may be able to put my mind at rest. All I hear are horror stories of gearbox failures due to faulty bearings meaning a complete new box is needed and also the other stories about the engine falling apart. Is it as bad as it sounds? I'm well aware of the 25mpg and tax but that's something that I am willing to put up with if the car is right.

What should I be looking for when buying a Brera particularly when high mileage is apparent? Are they THAT terrible to drive? I'm sure there are many who have been in my position before.

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Your best bet is to do a bit of research in the relevant lounge. Any questions you may have will be answered by the good boys and gals there, especially technical questions about gearboxes.

As for what they are like to drive - have you taken one for a test drive?
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