Ride was a concern I had when speccing mine, but we've found it's actually quite hard to get a bad ride out of a standard Brera. We have one on 18s and a Spider on 19s and the rides are lovely and comfortable, miles ahead of my GTV on 17s.
The Brera is a good buy for someone not as fussy as us lot! But amazing what a difference colour and wheels make - I dont think it is obviously recognisable as a Brera, could mistake as a 147 from a distance!?