Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!
To answer a couple of questions:
As a non-smoker I find the ashtray the perfect size to hold my phone!
I changed from the GT to the Brera basically because I fell in love with it the first time I saw one at Goodwood 2005! It's such a gorgeous and distinctive shape, the front is mean as hell, and I love the rounded back and quad pipes.
I loved my GT, and in 2yrs/30k it never let me down & my dealer was great so I had no qualms having another Alfa. I prefer the Brera as it just feels better made. The interior is a massive step forward over the GT both in quality and style and I love the 'Sky view'!
To drive it is also vastly improved, the suspension is better dampened, there is less torque steer, the brakes are in a different league and the 2.4JTD is so much smoother and sweeter sounding than the 1.9 in the GT. not to mention the extra 50bhp!
People have been quick to criticise the Brera as being too slow and too heavy, and that may be true of the 3.2, and to a degree the JTS, but I can't think of another diesel coupe for similar money that is faster, better equipped or as stylish.
For me there was only one choice!