Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: New Zealand
It seems to me that the mechanical reliability of the gearbox itself is at least as good as for the 156/147 manual gearbox. I remember when most Italian manual gearboxes from the 70s and 80s had worn-out syncros, loud whines, and oil leaks. That no longer seems to apply.
In terms of electronic reliability, it possibly could be better... absolutely any part of the system can fail, from the lever switch, to the relay, to the brushes in the pump, to the position sensors.
But then again, there are a hundred different ways to die every day (electrocution, meningitis, choking, paralysing stroke, heart attack, being hit by a bus, nuclear war, asteroid strike...) and yet somehow most of us will still be here tomorrow.
And most of our Selespeeds will still be working.
'00 GTV V6, '08 FIAT 500, shell and parts for a '71 FIAT 850 Coupe