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Tempted away from a Beemer...

Hi.

I have had a GT before and then moved on to a 630i sports for the auto box and added luxury (up and down the m6 every day!). I still can't shake the love of Alfas off though and have been thinking of the diesel Brera for the economy. Will be a slight pain to go back to manual when I am "parked" on the m6 but the beemer is a thirsty beast.

Some of the alfa threads make we wonder tho whether the Brera is such a good idea, will have to try one myself of course.

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What about a 159ti then ?
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How can a car that looks like a Brera be a bad idea
 
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Agreed but if some of the seat reviews I have read are true, my current journey is going to be much worse!
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Easy - try one ! I have a 159 - I do big miles and she is comfortable, beautiful and fun to drive.
 
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Will be a slight pain to go back to manual when I am "parked" on the m6 ...
Brera JTDm should be available with Q-Tronic auto gearbox as well. So you can get it all, looks, powerful diesel and auto box.
TestDriven.co.uk - News: Alfa Romeo Brera, 159 and Spider get Q-Tronic gearbox
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Is it just more or are the modern BM's fuggin ugly.. EEK !
 
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Brera JTDm should be available with Q-Tronic auto gearbox as well. So you can get it all, looks, powerful diesel and auto box.
TestDriven.co.uk - News: Alfa Romeo Brera, 159 and Spider get Q-Tronic gearbox
That would be great - but no sign of that yet.....
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That would be great - but no sign of that yet.....
Soo..errr.. try a Bella ? Or Stay with your Bayerischer Mist Wagen

 
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Styling on the AR is soo much better agreed oh Lordly one
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Unfortunately the 2.4 will only return in the low 30's mpg - if that's important to you.
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Unfortunately the 2.4 will only return in the low 30's mpg - if that's important to you.
So I'm learning...
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yeah the 2.4 is a diesel guzzler..my mate has one does about 10km/lt , i would have one if i did not need a better better fuel consumption ratio.but what a looker especially ..for me has to be red, with skyview and leather...gorgeous!
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yeah the 2.4 is a diesel guzzler..my mate has one does about 10km/lt , i would have one if i did not need a better better fuel consumption ratio.but what a looker especially ..for me has to be red, with skyview and leather...gorgeous!
Diesel - Bah "the fuel of the Devil" (ah la Clarkson) Go for 8 or so MPG less and get the 3.2 V6

And with the Gov't today announcing 30% off Petrol Fuel duty in the UK as of Monday....
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I was in Egypt recently on a rather nice yacht.. She had twin 20,000 liter tanks..

Guess what the diesel costed the owner ??? 0.7 pence a liter !!!
 
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I was in Egypt recently on a rather nice yacht.. She had twin 20,000 liter tanks..

Guess what the diesel costed the owner ??? 0.7 pence a liter !!!
now that's value for money!!!.....i wonder though...i wouldn't be surprised if the Egyptian government was taxing that 50% too...
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Still, there I was sitting overtaking a bus on Saturday with two cars in front of me. New 5-series appears up me rear bumber as if I've just to drive over the froint two cars. Traffic clears, foot down - BMW a dot in the distance. Slow backdown to cruising speed - BMW closes to about 50 yards and decides he doesn't want to try and overtake me again.

Never did find out what it had under the bonnet.
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Dont do it - get the 2.2 petrol - you will find a few threads on here relating to the diesel Brera, it only does about 3 - 4 mpg more than the 2.2 petrol.

It will not pay for itself at 3K more starting proce and the cost of the diesel compared to ulneaded- my mate has a diesel and is guttted as he is only getting 3mpg more than my spider.

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Dont do it - get the 2.2 petrol - you will find a few threads on here relating to the diesel Brera, it only does about 3 - 4 mpg more than the 2.2 petrol.

It will not pay for itself at 3K more starting proce and the cost of the diesel compared to ulneaded- my mate has a diesel and is guttted as he is only getting 3mpg more than my spider.
Yeah - I am getting that feeling loud and clear - will test them both to be sure but looking less likely to be the diesel
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Yeah - I am getting that feeling loud and clear - will test them both to be sure but looking less likely to be the diesel
My spider has just over 2k on the clock and is doing around 29 combined but I do drive it very lightly - I hope that this will increase as the engine loosens up a bit.

My advice buy one that is pre-registered and you will save a fortune.

I had the spider for £5.5K below list with an amazing part ex price from Meridian Milano in portsmouth.

All done by phone and e-mail - just turn up and drive away.

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have been thinking of the diesel Brera for the economy
guess you missed all the fuel economy threads in the 147/156/159 section. it aint good.
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Nice car Jug.

Just read the thread - noticed some had used the red dot remap to improve mpg (and the obvious).
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My spider has just over 2k on the clock and is doing around 29 combined but I do drive it very lightly - I hope that this will increase as the engine loosens up a bit.

My advice buy one that is pre-registered and you will save a fortune.

I had the spider for £5.5K below list with an amazing part ex price from Meridian Milano in portsmouth.

All done by phone and e-mail - just turn up and drive away.
Good advice!
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Good advice!
I looked at the local motorpoint and they wanted the same money for a spider £23K (extra on the car made it £28K) but offered £8K for an 02 plate Lotus Elise (£11.5 from dealer)

Did not have the best choice of colours etc at Motorpoint

There were loads of Spiders / Breras at Meridian - contacts name is Manfred.

I travelled a couple of hundred miles but the deal was too good to turn down.

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now that's value for money!!!.....i wonder though...i wouldn't be surprised if the Egyptian government was taxing that 50% too...
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