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Took wife to local (and only!) Alfa garage in N.Ireland today and have got the official okay for either a Brera or Gt. We agreed on Black as I previously had a 147GTA and my OCD couldnt cope with the fading paint! As I have a limited budget a 2nd hand one is the only option. Dont mind what engine option as this will be used for special outings (Panda 100hp for daily use...both work in same place) about
5ooomiles per year.

Purchase will be in about 4-6 weeks so if you are thinking of selling soon pm me, but unsure of which...she loves styling of Brera, I think it is a little stout. Gt just feels as though it would be less of an effort to live with....any opinions would be greatly appreciated.

Ps Have same post in Gt forum to try and get balanced view
 

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I looked at Brera and GT and settled on Brera. Both are beautiful looking cars and both drive well. I was swayed by the far better build quality of the Brera especially the interior. The Brera is IMO the better choice but doubtless the GT boys will disagree!!:lol:
 

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Clare ruled out the Brera due to practicality but in 08 form, it's a better car due to a more accomplished chassis. The GT has much sharper & better steering though and ours has the best engine;)
 

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Forgot to mention have 2.2year old daughter who will be using the rear seat occasionally, so have to keep this in mind. Not concerned about performance as getting close to the big 4 0 and have had my fun with previous purchases inc Integrale Evo 1 and my 147 GTA.
 

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I miss my old V6 GT everytime i go out for a drive :( yes the build quality might not be as good as the Brera but id go for the GT if it had a V6 under the bonnet :lol:
 
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Go for the black Brera S. Without doubt one of the best looking cars available.....ever. If budgets allowed me I would have an S....erm...today!!!
 

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I would go brera, I had 2 GTs gave both back to dealer as they both had water leaks in the door seals.. 7 attempts by dealer and a "specialist" and eventually ALFA UK refunded my monies to the full amount.. Cannot knock the customer service/dealer, just the build quality wasnt there!!

So gutted I loved the GT cloverleaf I had special looking, best on the road, still turn my head now:(

Unfortunately I sold my soul and needed something realiable... Merc C220 Sport :( nice, nice looking (ish) just doesnt stir my soul!
 

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I love em both, Brera is more awesome to look at, GT is more everyday fantastic...
I'd get the 1.9 jtd GT and ditch the panda, using the Alfa everday, but as a "special" car the Brera..its rarer, and has more modern running gear...
Tough choice - as to your comment about getting close to 40, I just hit that milestone, and still like ragging my V6 around on quiet roads:lol:
 

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The Brera is by far the better car and light years ahead in chassis design. I have had three Gt's and the current Brera. The GT is a fantastic looking car and really practical (better than the Brera here, room for four comfortably) but does feel it's age now. If you are looking for a sub £10k car GT all the way, but once you are up at £13k and over, Brera. GT's are losing money quickly now so big money ones will drop like a stone over the next year or so. But to be fair both great cars to own.
 

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I had same thoughts last year but one visit to the Alfa dealer sorted that - The GT looks so dated amongst the new models. I went for the Brera and have been well happy - Build quality is far superior and it is more unique. I had a 166's before the Brera and 156's previously - The 166 was a few steps above the 156 for build quality and the Brera is futher up the ladder again. The GT is based on the 156 but you probably know that.

We have a seven year old daughter who is tall for her age - Brera does us fine, even done over 2700 miles in a couple of weeks on holiday last summer to south of france.

Brera :)
 

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I had the same decision to make last Autumn and went for the Brera (the 2.4 oil burner) It's a beautiful machine, a great drive especially when you're moving up through the gears and in all honesty is quite practical. I have a 4 year old who sits quite happily in the back in her Graco car seat gazing at the clouds through the SV roof :)
 
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I had to make a choice recently between the GT and the Brera after driving the V6 versions of both models.

The GT's Arese engine was unbelievable. One of the best V6's I've ever heard. A wonderful, menacing growl. That was its best selling point. Weaknesses include build quality (the new one I drove had some small creaks), the styling is a bit dated now and the platform is built on older technology. Rear room wasn't much better than the Brera IMO.

The Brera offered show car good looks, a good, strong engine and all the latest mod cons (Blue and Me, skyview glass roof etc). It's a gorgeous, unique design which looks like nothing else on the roads. Room in the back is more suited to kids than adults.

If you're looking more for a comfortable cruiser with special looks - the Brera.

The GT for a more raw, sporty experience. And a cheaper option as well.
 
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