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Thinking of a 156...


I'm a visitor from the 145 forum. I'm considering selling my '99 145QV and replacing it with a 156.

I would be looking at a 2.0TS car, probably 2000/2001 vintage (would have around 7000 to spend). I have searched the forum for buying advice and have noted the normal problems, which seem similar to the 145!!

However I'm not sure whether to stick to conventional manual or go down the selespeed route. What advice/opinions can you give? Is the selespeed system reliable? Does it cost shed-loads if it goes wrong?

Any advice etc greatfully received.

If anyone is thinking of selling a low mileage 156 within reasonable distance of Oxford, let me know.

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I'd stick with a manual. The selespeed have too many problems for my liking although the newer version is supposed to have the bug ironed out. I suppose if you driving in the urban areas alot then it's worth considering, but manual's better IMO. Yes it will cost more to fix a faulty selespeed.
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7K would get you a V6 would it not? To hell with fuel consumption - enjoy the ride!
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Selespeed or V6 thats you're only choice.

Selespeed for fun and handling

V6 for the sound and more fun.
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I'm looking to sell my Selespeed, 1999 (V), 48000, pegasus blue, irish grey leather ...
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