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Hi all, New here. I just have a few quick questions.

Firstly, my other half and I are both looking to buy slightly used Alfas in the not too distant future. My other half is looking for a Brera 2.4 Jtdm, while I'll be looking for a 159 1.9 Jtdm, unless I come across a 2.4 Jtdm with the four wheel drive package for a really good price.

Main questions are: Are there any common problems to look for when viewing the cars? And when did Alfa update the 2.4Jtdm from 200 to 210 hp? I'm curious as I read through the fuel economy thread.

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Firstly the speaker set-up on the Brera is rubbish. ;)

Someone else will have to respond about the DERV.

Typical Brera issues are:

Rocking drivers seat
Major front tyre wear
Heavy Front disc wear
Premature steering rack wear
Jittery Car Alarm

That's about it that's common to all models.

Everything else in engine related. But nothing too common/serious.
 

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Thanks for the quick reply.

Whats the problem with the speaker setup? Is it just crappy speakers?
Also, do any of the factory headunits have an auxilary in? (3.5mm so I could plug in an mp3 player)

Is the driver's seat an easy repair?
Is the tyre wear an alignment issue?

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There are unfortunately some under achieving mid-range drivers in the
back.

Seat should have been fixed. And easy if not. (Although some original
Brera owners had to give the dealers 3 or 4 goes to sort it.)

No Aux In. You need to grab one with a USB port. (Blue&Me option.)


Alignment to factory spec causes the wear issue. Tyres aren't cheap
on these puppies.
 

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There are unfortunately some under achieving mid-range drivers in the
back.

Seat should have been fixed. And easy if not. (Although some original
Brera owners had to give the dealers 3 or 4 goes to sort it.)

No Aux In. You need to grab one with a USB port. (Blue&Me option.)


Alignment to factory spec causes the wear issue. Tyres aren't cheap
on these puppies.
Hi Nev,

Regarding the speakers, any idea if some 6x9 would cure the problems in the back? I'm not really a car audio man but this is what has been suggested by a collegue... To be honest when he first mentioned 6x9 it reminded me of a 17 year olds saxo :lol:
 
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Hi Nev,

Regarding the speakers, any idea if some 6x9 would cure the problems in the back? I'm not really a car audio man but this is what has been suggested by a collegue... To be honest when he first mentioned 6x9 it reminded me of a 17 year olds saxo :lol:
You definitely need to poke up the low end in the back.

The 8 speaker set up in the 159 (1 woofer + 1 tweeter in each door) works fine.

But in the Brera you've only a couple of woofers in the door 'pods',
tweeters in the dash and the terrible 3" mids in the rear: It's rubbish.

It either needs a sub in the boot or a couple of meety drivers in the parcel shelf.
(I think Commanderfish has that set-up)
 

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Nice one nev :thumbs:

What your opinon on the standard head unit? I'm not looking for amazing sound but I'm use to a good Bose system in my Mito so would want to have atleast a half decent system.
 
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I think the Blaupunkt is okay for a factory fit.

I'm perfectly happy with it in the 159. So I don't
think it's as bad as all that.

Try asking around in the ICE lounge for upgrade ideas.

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There is NO COMPARISON between the Bose in the GT and the suck *** stereo/speakers of our 159. The latter sound plastic and cheap while the former is really exxxxxcelent.
 
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That'd make sense seeing that Bose is an additional cost option. ;)


Bose in the 159 doesn't have a subwoofer so is pointless. (IMHO)
 
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