Re: Thinking of buying a Brera.....Whats it really like?
I'm onto my second, which I think says a lot.
Had a 2.2 JTS and now a 2.4 JTDm. Both are comparatively thirsty engines but are very rewarding if you pretty much disregard that.
Build quality is excellent, although not perfect. You'll no doubt get some squeaks and rattles.
Despite what people will have you believe it's also a surprisingly practical car. Apart from me driving I regularly have the missus in the back (ooo-errr!) and our little'n in the front, a big pushchair in the boot and a full load of shopping distributed throughout.
But what I like most is that even after two years driving one I still get amazed looks from people as if they're asking 'what the hell is that?'.
And they probably are. They're like rocking horse guana round here.
My advice would be - don't take much notice of motoring journos or track comparisons against other cars (not many of us are Jeremy Clarkson or drive like that anyway). On road it is superb and extremely capable.
A test drive will more than confirm it.