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What does everyone think? Prices seem a bit generous... and no GT?!?!

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No GT is a strange one, but the Brera has it on looks tbh. The prices do seem a bit high, but not overly.

Seems like a short feature that has just been chucked together because of the arrival of the 4C.
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More than likely.. but you never know might help someone shift a car that's been for sale for a while
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Indeed. I have noticed a rise in V6 prices, albeit small, over the last 6 months or so. I think it's to do with the barrage of 4c reviews in the press, that all mentio the fact the 4C is 'lacking a V6'
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Fuel prices have also dropped a bit in the last 6 months, that might have an impact on the desirability of V6's.

The GT should have been there in 3.2 form. IMO it is better looking car than the Brera, and it has a proper engine.
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Fuel prices have also dropped a bit in the last 6 months, that might have an impact on the desirability of V6's.

The GT should have been there in 3.2 form. IMO it is better looking car than the Brera, and it has a proper engine.
Good point about the fuel prices.

A well specced Brera looks better than a well specced GT. Though I would take a Dijon blue GT with 18" jet fins and black leather over any Brera with 17" alloys on it. Front end of a Brera looks better, as does the back, the lights of a GT let it down. The side profile of a GT takes it over a Brera though.
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I think the Brera looks better from the front and the GT from behind.

If they did a GT with the Brera nose/lights red with tan leather and 18" jetfins. and the 3.2 Busso that would be me in heaven
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The GT should have been there in 3.2 form. IMO it is better looking car than the Brera.
What do you know about looks, you've got a golf? Only joking
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Lol, The Golf was chosen because I have just about done Alfa's to death in the last few years and I fancied a change... And I got the version with the most interesting engine.

The Concept versions of the Brera looked stunning, but the production version looks overweight and ungainly.

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As I always say, run one of each at the same time like we do and then draw your conclusions......

The conclusions is easy - the Brera is a much better daily driver and gets far more interest from the general public when stopped or parked, still
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As I always say, run one of each at the same time like we do and then draw your conclusions......

The conclusions is easy - the Brera is a much better daily driver and gets far more interest from the general public when stopped or parked, still

The general public still think that Alfa's are rusty and unreliable.

What would they know?

I am sure the ride and Handling on the Brera are better though as it is a newer design.
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