Still on the roundabout of what my replacement car will be. I've decided against a cabrio, the Brera is definitely too small (I've tried and tried). I really would like a coupe though. BMW far too expensive. By accident I came across the 407 coupe. Thought it looked quite nice, a bit different and not too common.
They are very well spec'd, particulary in SE form:
S Spec includes:- 17” alloy wheels with 215/55 R17 tyres, electro hydraulic power steering, ABS with EBD and EBA, Xenon headlights, RD4 radio/CD player, Bluetooth hands-free telephone kit, electro chrome rear view mirror, ultrasonic alarm, ESP, auto door locking, laminated side windows, dual-zone climate control, front fog lights, tyre pressure sensors, auto headlights, auto wipers, remote control CDL with deadlocks, smart front driver and passenger airbags, curtain airbags, front side airbags, steering column airbag, rear parking sensors, 2/3 - 1/3 folding rear seatbacks.
SE Spec adds/substitutes to S spec:- Leather upholstery, JBL Hi-Fi, 6 disc CD autochanger, electric heated seats, front parking sensors, 18” alloy wheels with 235/45 R18 tyres, electronically controlled ‘continuous variable’ electro-hydraulic power steering, directional bi xenon headlights, electronic suspension (V6 versions).
problem is I've got a prejudice against French cars (although I've never owned one). It's an outsider at the mo, but maybe one worth considering. Another factor is that any replacement is going to have to be VERY good, because I'm happy with the Vec and its dependability and comfort. The Peugeot's are selling for around £15000 for an 06reg 2.2 SE. Seems to be quite a lot of car for the money. Never seen one in the flesh yet,so might pop down to the dealer for a look.