I was looking at Brera's and would like to have feedback from people who drove one of these. I'd -maybe, eventually- be looking at the base model, i.e. the 2.2l 185hp inline four, FWD and 6MT.

Any thoughts on the Alfa Brera?

Lots of people say they're too heavy and disappointing from a performance standpoint, but they're so good looking inside and out that it hurts. And they're starting to become interesting propositions on the second hand market.

How are they to drive (as a Jalop, not as an automotive journalist)? Are they fun? Do they handle nicely?

I have no doubt it would do well as a daily driver, but I'm more worried about whether it can withstand my 2-3 yearly trackdays.