Re: How to drive selespeed
I really miss my old 156 Selespeed. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I bought the car with 40k miles on the clock, and then did 94k miles in the next 4 years. I only sold the car on after engine failure (NOT the cambelt, I might add). The gearbox and acctuator were fine until the end. I understand that the car has now had an engine rebuild and is back on the road.
I only used the 'city' mode when stuck in traffic on motorawys or around town - it is not as smooth as a normal automatic.
The only problems that I had were:
1) On a cold damp morning the car would sometimes not change from 2nd to 3rd. Putting it into 'city' mode would force the car to change up. This would happen once or twice a year.
2) The gearbox warning light would come on after travelling on Eurotunnel. I just needed to switch off the ignition and start again, and then it would be fine.
I am still tempted to get another sometime.
2001 916 Spider TS Lusso in grey (my everyday car)
2000 156 2.0 TS Lusso Sportwagon in green (now my other everyday car)
1992 75 TS LE in red (the family classic and most fun to drive)
1963 101 Series Giulia Spider (a slow work in progress)
2008 159 1.9 JTDm Sportwagon Lusso (the wife's new everyday car)