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As some know, im looking to get a Brera.
Im considering one - 2008 Brera.
Its has a whopping 80K on the clock and not had the cam belt changed.

Its the 2.4 JTD and here are a few questions:

- How far does that engine 'realistically' go (e.g. before its tired, and costing to keep it going)
- What do you think its worth? Decent spec, good condition etc.
- Cambelt cost. Ive seen some specialists do for £500 + Service (say around £800 budget) There is no way im waiting for the specced 95K interval to change it!!

Many thanks for any thoughts any one can give
 

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High mileage cars are fine :rolleyes: My diesel is on 170,000 miles and still goes well. Do the belt and sevice and enjoy
 

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High mileage cars are fine :rolleyes: My diesel is on 170,000 miles and still goes well. Do the belt and sevice and enjoy
Like Joss said, most modern cars well serviced (especially diesels with their lower rpms) will last a very long time.

I emphasise the operative part of that though...
 

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Hi All

As some know, im looking to get a Brera.
Im considering one - 2008 Brera.
Its has a whopping 80K on the clock and not had the cam belt changed.

Many thanks for any thoughts any one can give
Whopping! That's just about nicely run in. We're paranoid about mileage in this country. High mileage cars are much better value than those that have only done short journeys and never warmed up.
Start worrying after 200k
 

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Alfaworkshop do the belt and service for £550 Alfa 159 and Brera Fixed Price Service Costs so you can use that as a guide.

The Brera is a sturdy car, I really wouldn't worry so much about the mileage. Just make sure the rack is nice and solid.
 

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Get a BIG chunk off for the belts not being done. I would suggest reflects the previous service history, then get it remapped and have all the fun you want. These, and all modern diesels, will easily eat 200,000 miles if looked after.
 

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Good news to hear.
I have a 2007 Spider 2.4, I am considering keeping it for another 2 years, has 82k on the clock and I average around 10k a year.
I presume everything is ok unless things have changed?

What about other features on the car to look out for?
 

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Yes.. it's the everything else that can go wrong too.

I'd check suspension,clutch and gearbox... not because Brera is particularly feeble.. but because those are the most expensive things to fix. Everything else is not tooooo bad and the beast seems fairly robust.

Ralf S.
 

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Just read up on the specific model. Usually high milage is just fine. The 3.2 has issues with the timing chain but the diesel is reliable. There are AGR issues but that is a diesel issue you get with any milage.
The only thing you will have to renew with high milage cars are suspension parts if you want it to stick to the road as it should. They tend to get tired. I bought my GTV with 100k miles and when driving it on the german autobahn at max speed i found it to be an eye opening experience. I ordered konis shocks immediatly afterwards and now it is transformed.
 

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Because he's worried about owning a high milage Brera. I'd say trade it in for a less used one
If knowledge is old or new it is always useful.

I personally do not see the point unless there is a signicate technology or performance upgrade within the model range (peformance, safety or infortainment). I feel much more reasured that mechanically the car should be fine once I hit the 100k (if I do lol). If wasn't using it most days I would consider a V6.

I have also done things to this car like the smart top roof, remapping etc. So I wouldn't want to do that again, plus I know the car has a good service history and has been looked after. I am personally quite attach to my Spider, lots of personal adventures and experiences with the car.

Also I have now done all the big expensive services (for now) so I don't want to be stung with those again too.

I do appreciate peoples feedback and views and I have taken them on board. I don't want or need to have 2 cars for myself so hidding this one away isn't practical (and I don't think I want to do it either). My gf has just ordered a brand new CLA so if I need something practical I'll borrow that. I would miss the spontaneous nature of having the roof up and down moments.

I actually prefer having the roof down when it isn't too sunny or hot. I know having a open top car in tropical climates is always great, though it would look amazing! lol
 
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