ALFA BRERA-2006-2011, Sometimes a brand has too much baggage for prices to hold up accross the board. If the Alfa Brera experience is anything to go by, Alfa Romeo could be a victim of this phenomenon. Prices have plummeted to the extent you wouldn't bother with the 4 cylinder version now, you'd go straight for the lusty V-6 with its 191kw and masses of torque. Against a brand new price of just $95,000 when it was launched in 2006, that same Brera V-6 now commands closer to mid $20,000's. Tales of reliability woes abound in Alfa-Land, but at that price, you'd still be able to afford the repairs and servicing. The lack of automatic transmission didn't help the Brera's cause in the early days, an auto became available in 2007 and neither did the importer chopping $7,000 off the sticker price after the first year on sale. The latter fact had the effect of slicing a huge chunk out of the residual value. All of which is good news for buyers of second hand Brera's who will be getting one of the most dramatically styled cars of the past decade, from $25,000, Author David Morley from the AGE Drive liftout 8-12-2012, Colin.