Both of these are pretty standard cars, you probably see these on a daily basis or might even have one yourself. I know I don't these are still far out of my pricerange :P I'm going to start to post more down to earth cars, something people can relate to more. So here it goes, but..
Which one would you choose?
Right lets get started:
Alfa Romeo Brera GTA
Average insurance for middle-age man, safe neighbourhood: $100 month
Thankfully barely changed from the stunning Giugiaro prototype, the much anticipated production Alfa Brera finally launched at the 2005 Geneva auto show. Unfortunately, the prototype's gull-wing doors and 400bhp V8 haven't made it to the road but we can still look forward to 260bhp from the superb 3.2 litre V6 - one of the best sounding engines around.
The gorgeous Brera shares it's underpinnings with the 157 and features state of the art driver aids in the form of traction control, stability control, emergency brake assist and even a hill start function. The signs are good that the Brera will signal the return of the classic coupe styles that made Alfa Romeo such a legend in the past.
Average insurance for middle-age man, safe neighbourhood: $110/month
Alpina's aim for the B5 is to offer a more exclusive take on the most powerful of BMW's M division supersaloons, the M5. A 500bhp V8 replaces the M5's similarly powered V10, the theory being to offer a less visceral experience. Performance of the B5 falls a little short of the class leading M5 but to make up for that the B5's top speed is unrestricted, resulting in a 186mph maximum.
Although produced on the same production line and retailing at a similar price, Alpina have seen sales struggle as BMW themselves have followed the trend for ever more powerful models. However, with the B5, exclusivity is one element that can be assured.
Which car would YOU choose?