Alfa Romeo Brera (2005-2010) owner reviews

“Stunning to look at but not so great to drive, the Alfa Romeo Brera turns heads wherever it goes.”

Carbuyer Rating

2.2 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.5 out of 5

55%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 2reviews
  • 17reviews
  • 12reviews

Common Problems

  • Electrics (4 cases)
  • Engine (2 cases)
  • Suspension (1 cases)
  • Other (9 cases)
  • Brakes (1 cases)

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

SV, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Dynamically it isn't as sharp as the bmw, audi and mercedes i have previously owned. However, it more than makes up for this in character and style. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cars on the road, and i feel very proud to drive it. The interior is very stylish and the all-glass roof is a fantastic feature. It has character.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Well designed & built, comfortable & stylish.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

sv, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
This is a very good car, amazing looks, bucket loads of torque, the only reason i'm not replacing it with another alfa is the lack of a local dealership

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SV, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

JTS, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SV, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Very stylish car and more practical (tows caravan, large boot) than i thought. Great performance, the harder you push it the better it is!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Q4 SV, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Far exceeded my expectations on every front - still love it after 3 years

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

sv, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Well built,good quality materials used, great looking,, still has faults.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SV, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Fantastic looks and great value second hand

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

33

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SV, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Fantastic

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

S Prodrive, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Beautiful looking car that still puts a smile on my face every time i look at it...and an even bigger smile when i take it for a spin!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Sport, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very pretty, but too slow and too thirsty

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Paddleshift gears

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
First alfa i have owned, the best most exciting car i have ever driven The best styling best interior. Just love it

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.4 JTDM SV, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
I bought the brera as an ex dealer demonstrator from the franchised main dealer and on the journey home it was the subject of many admiring looks. That still goes today 4 years later. A sports car it isn't but as a tourer for two people it is very,very good with oodles of mid range grunt for any overtaking manouvre. I'm currently considering either the brera or the spider. I also own a mito

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

jts, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
She very sexy and makes me smile, what more can i say.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

25
Review
No issues to date
Running Cost

3 out of 5

because I go to a specialist non-main dealer it keeps the costs down. the costs are on a par with my last car.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Review
Not really had it long enough.
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Thirsty

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

s edition, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SV, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
A 2nd hand bargain

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

S, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great fun to drive. Always attracts admiring looks

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Exactly what i was hoping for and expecting

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Underrated excellence.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

23
Review
Mechanically very reliable to date, but the electrics not so good - have had issues with the alarm.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Not cheap on fuel, but I knew that when I bought it. Services reasonable.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Review
Pretty good for age/mileage. Had a 12 month used warranty and used it ot the hilt.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Alfa now do cheap servicing for cars over three years old - halves the cost of servicing. Makes the less than three year old servicing costs seem like profiteering frankly.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

S, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

JTS, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Stylish, comfortable, surprisingly economical, good build quality.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

n/a, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Great car - last of the alfa coupe's. One of the mose stylish & soulful cars on the market.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SV, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Good build quality - but which adds weight (and reduces performance and economy). Surprisingly reliable for an alfa.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SV, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
A brilliant mid-life crisis car, but not very practical

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

29

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

24.5
Review
Lot's of little annoying faults electrical sensors etc
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Fuel economy not as provided by manufacturer

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SV, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

sv, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

S, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Love it

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SV JTS, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Love it. Love alfa. Will take something very special to prize me away from alfa. My brera is great and the new models look brilliant.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SV, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
A bit of a mid-life crisis car, but a dream to drive with plenty of power to see off those silly little boys in their hot hatches. Very comfortable to sit in and just pootle around town, but also a long legged cruiser ideal for long motorway journeys (my commute to work is 35 miles each way on the m4). It still makes me smile as i walk out to it each morning. Just a shame about the fuel consumption, i can just about get 25mpg on the motorway driving like a saint. Otherwise it soon drops to about 20!

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