Re: Is Selespeed to be avoided at ALL costs?
The only semis that seem to work well are the (*spit*) German ones on Audis, VW, Seat(?); being the twin clutch/gearbox design DSG thingy. When you shift it swaps drive between gearboxes, whereas the sele hydraulically shifts one box.
The massive advantage of the DSG design being if the ECU is anticipating the correct next gear, shift time is measured in milliseconds!!!
I've pootled a Sele round town on a test drive, pleasant enough but I didn't want it. However, what are they really like on the open road performance wise? Be honest now . . .
Like others have said until they come up with something better than a manual, what on earth is the point?
DavidC mentions left foot braking, but I really can't countenance the loss of a manual and all that goes with it. Surely you are losing a big chunk of the fun of driving a car?
Forget reliability for a mo - convince me they are as fun to drive?
The illusion of freedom will be maintained for as long as it's profitable to do so.