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Modded Brera wth 20" wheels....

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Would the 20" rear wheels, +19" front wheels combo mess up the handling and suspension?
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Looks , interestingly rugged..
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Looks , interestingly rugged..
It's frickin' hot!

I'm tempted to make an offer, but for the fact that it's a diesel.


Unsure about that wheel set up, though.

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LoL….you guys cant be serious?....It looks awful IMO, especially the arches....and more to the point having bigger rear tyres serves a purpose ….to get the power to the floor with less loss of traction...like my old CLK with AMG pack. But that is a FRONT WHEEL DRIVE car....so apart from making it look like my 9 year old son drew it what's the point? He says "The big wheels on the back give so much grip. It sticks to the road"....it would do and the big rears wont make any difference.....my 2.0 201hp 159 barely breaks traction with stock 17s!! Anyone who knows its FWD will laugh and point...I would!! Its also adding unnecessary unsprung weight which wont help handling. Hopefully he has fitted tyres with the same rolling radius front and rear or it will confuse the hell out of the ABS sensors...which in turn will affect other functions like hill holder, VDC etc.! There is probably a 17 year old with a wipe clean laminated copy of the photo from that add next to the tissues by his bed right now!! Each to their own I guess....not for me though....as you may have guessed!!

…..quite like the front and rear bumper conversion though!!!
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That's someone on here's, remember the thread about the front and rear bumpers, the rear looks good, but the front isn't my cup of tea, wonder why he's selling so soon?
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Certainly not to my taste.

The handling will be interesting on those wheels unless the suspension has been upgraded.
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Clearly I have no taste! I quite like it! It’s a caracature of its self.
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Certainly not to my taste.



The handling will be interesting on those wheels unless the suspension has been upgraded.
I doubt that it's a good drive...for that matter, the base Brera is a pointless car in terms of drive characteristics. The Prodrive is marginally better. This one is probably a horrid drive, with the crazy wheel setup and arches scraping against the wheels.

But it's definitely unique....and has a chav-brutish appeal

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LoL….you guys cant be serious?....It looks awful IMO, especially the arches....and more to the point having bigger rear tyres serves a purpose ….to get the power to the floor with less loss of traction...like my old CLK with AMG pack. But that is a FRONT WHEEL DRIVE car....so apart from making it look like my 9 year old son drew it what's the point? He says "The big wheels on the back give so much grip. It sticks to the road"....it would do and the big rears wont make any difference.....my 2.0 201hp 159 barely breaks traction with stock 17s!! Anyone who knows its FWD will laugh and point...I would!! Its also adding unnecessary unsprung weight which wont help handling. Hopefully he has fitted tyres with the same rolling radius front and rear or it will confuse the hell out of the ABS sensors...which in turn will affect other functions like hill holder, VDC etc.! There is probably a 17 year old with a wipe clean laminated copy of the photo from that add next to the tissues by his bed right now!! Each to their own I guess....not for me though....as you may have guessed!!

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…..quite like the front and rear bumper conversion though!!!

I think that white is fantastic and particularly at the back, reduces the fat - arsed Broad look about the car. Silly wheel sizes but could be a good car. Too much money though, given the original buyer would probably recovered a fair bit from his motor mileage and tax breaks. £4,500 at that mileage.
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Ö..quite like the front and rear bumper conversion though!!!

I think that white is fantastic and particularly at the back, reduces the fat - arsed Broad look about the car. Silly wheel sizes but could be a good car. Too much money though, given the original buyer would probably recovered a fair bit from his motor mileage and tax breaks. £4,500 at that mileage.
I can tell you as the owner of a white car that white is an utter PITA to live with.

It is so difficult to keep clean, and shows every small mark.

I won't be having another one thats for sure.
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I found white easy to look after...sure it shows the mud and road grime...but you can touch in stone chips invisibly...car door door pings don't stand out like they do on dark or red cars...you don't have to worry about polishing it so much as the shine does not show so much. I had a white 318i and a white Orion (no laughing..it was a long time ago and it was an injection Ghia (XR3i with a boot!)) and quite fancy a white Giulia QF with dark wheels and yellow calipers...like that's ever going to happen!
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I found white easy to look after...sure it shows the mud and road grime...but you can touch in stone chips invisibly...car door door pings don't stand out like they do on dark or red cars...you don't have to worry about polishing it so much as the shine does not show so much.
Couldn't agree more!
Darker colours are a nightmare, not white. I had a metallic Vela (dark) blue GTV and that was a complete pain for showing scratches and door and panel pings up. My white Spider could be covered in scratches for all I know, but you'd need specialist lighting to be able to see them.
A bucket and sponge every blue moon is all it gets, no polish required.
And I will NEVER own a black car. That colour tends to 'hide' a car's lines anyway, so not for me!
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Couldn't agree more!

Darker colours are a nightmare, not white. I had a metallic Vela (dark) blue GTV and that was a complete pain for showing scratches and door and panel pings up. My white Spider could be covered in scratches for all I know, but you'd need specialist lighting to be able to see them.

A bucket and sponge every blue moon is all it gets, no polish required.

And I will NEVER own a black car. That colour tends to 'hide' a car's lines anyway, so not for me!
Not matte black....I'd love to wrap my Brera in that colour!
(But my better sense is telling me to keep it in stock 'S' condition )

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I found white easy to look after...sure it shows the mud and road grime...but you can touch in stone chips invisibly...car door door pings don't stand out like they do on dark or red cars...you don't have to worry about polishing it so much as the shine does not show so much. I had a white 318i and a white Orion (no laughing..it was a long time ago and it was an injection Ghia (XR3i with a boot!)) and quite fancy a white Giulia QF with dark wheels and yellow calipers...like that's ever going to happen!
There you go! One you can call your very own!

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