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After just under 2 years since my 156 GTA went I'm craving another Alfa.

Looks like the Cupra R's days may be numbered with a Brera the likely option.

Reading up I reckon I would look at the 2.2 (had 2 v6's and not paying the tax on them again).

Plans would be prodrive wheels, Eibach springs, Q2 and a cheeky Alfatune map.

Just need to get my wedding out the way and the hunt begins
 
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Don't bother with the Petrol get the 2.4 Diesel man right up your street.
 
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Don't bother with the Petrol get the 2.4 Diesel man right up your street.
What he said.

However, to a large extent a Brera is a Brera. It's a remarkable looking thing regardless of what's under the bonnet. When (if?) prices get down to the level that reasonable GTVs currently are there will be one on my drive and I won't give a toss what's under the bonnet.
 

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I agree the petrols are hopeless. The 2.4 is the wise option:)
 

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After just under 2 years since my 156 GTA went I'm craving another Alfa.

Looks like the Cupra R's days may be numbered with a Brera the likely option.

Reading up I reckon I would look at the 2.2 (had 2 v6's and not paying the tax on them again).

Plans would be prodrive wheels, Eibach springs, Q2 and a cheeky Alfatune map.

Just need to get my wedding out the way and the hunt begins

Out of interest - what don't you like about the Seat Cupra?
 
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Brera:

1750
3.2
2.2


In that order.

Don't be fooled by the DERVists. The 2.4 still belongs in a taxi/repmobile
not the (still) besting looking (affordable) GT cruiser money can buy.
 

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Brera:

1750
3.2
2.2


In that order.

Don't be fooled by the DERVists. The 2.4 still belongs in a taxi/repmobile
not the (still) besting looking (affordable) GT cruiser money can buy.
Amen to that:thumbs: swap the 3.2 for the 1750 though;)

Diesel in a work of art like a Brera should attract double the road tax:tut:
 

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Out of interest - what don't you like about the Seat Cupra?
Nothing just get bored with my cars quickly, it's running stage 1 and is set up to use that power properly just finished with it now in all honesty haha.

The Brera is the option that ticks boxes to keep me happy - stunning looks, great cabin and specs with no 'stupid' money wasting options.

Didn't realise they do the 1750 in it! What age from?

Also happy for the 2.2 as the money is good now on them for good miles.
 
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I'm sorry but I drove a 159 Ti before with a 2.2 engine and it's pants. Wouldn't pull ya outta bed. My 156 is a fast due to it be lighter than the 159. The diesel is great it's greater than 2l's therefore a proper diesel with a proper rev band. It will pull up to the redline with a remap and look at JBsmith's one what a powerful car it would outrun a standard GTA I'd nearly say.
 

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1750tbi is only on models from 2010 on i think - happy to be corrected otherwise

If you are looking at an older car then the 2.4 is the way to go. 2.2 is useless and you say yourself you wont have another V6
 

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Gotta agree - if you are looking for an older Brera to use as a daily and a fun car too, it has to be the 2.4. 3.2 is too thirsty, 2.2 is too slow. 2.4 is the only one that is quick and also half decent on fuel.
 

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Just bought a 1.9 Diesel GT. Love everything about the car even the engine in most cases. It does sound absolutely **** though but only when sat at the lights. The rest of the time you can't hear it, which is good.

Can't beat the sound of a petrol powered Alfa though :thumbs:

Had a passenger ride in a 2.4 Brera and TBH not only did it go well that 5 cylinder diesel sounds pretty good too at least from the inside :)
 
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1750tbi is only on models from 2010 on i think - happy to be corrected otherwise
Wrong: 2009


If you are looking at an older car then the 2.4 is the way to go. 2.2 is useless and you say yourself you wont have another V6
Wrong.

The 2.2 is much maligned. Mostly by 1.9 DERV drivers which makes
me laugh: All those Tis that are spec'd with the base (miser's) engine. :lol:


The 2.2 Brera is a gas. Anyone who says otherwise is normally a DERV driver trying
to big up their choice of fuel saving, filth spewing engine.


:p
 

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Wrong.

The 2.2 is much maligned. Mostly by 1.9 DERV drivers which makes
me laugh: All those Tis that are spec'd with the base (miser's) engine. :lol:


The 2.2 Brera is a gas. Anyone who says otherwise is normally a DERV driver trying
to big up their choice of fuel saving, filth spewing engine.


:p
Wrong.

And unlike you, I'm speaking as someone who owned one, not just someone who talks a lot of *cough* *cough* ollocks.

The 2.2 is fun, but it isn't fast. It's not economical either. You spend a lot of time going through the gears to try to get performance out of it.

My Diesel Giulietta is faster - 0-60 & top end, more economical, and is £95 a year road tax.
(of course, you'll never accept that as being right since your head is full of unleaded.)
 
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