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Help Alfa 147 2.0. (selespeed or standard)

Hello, I don't know if it's the right section.
I'm about to buy a semi-new Alfa 147 2.0, at this moment I've found just 2 2007 2.0 Standard and a lot of Selespeed ones, I've thinking and thinking wich should I choose cause of some rumors and some personal questions about these two transmissions:

I'm a mid-high speed driving lover, wich will be best for that?
About technical problems, wich one gets more problems considering a good care of the car?
Wich is better for the road?
About gasoline consuption, wich is more economical?
And last one, what really gives the full power of motor Selespeed or Standard?

Thx in advance and I'm open to all sorts of opinions, and sorry for my English, good night.
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Manual 100%.Both will give you the same speed .
Selespeed has many more problems than manual, MANY more, but some people on here know how to look after them and they can last.
Fuel consumption, no idea.

Just go manual man. Best option.
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Selespeed for me has meant no problems at all, in over two years and 35,000km... car now has 254,500km on the clock. Manual on the other hand, you may end up with a horrible heavy, creaky clutch like in my 90,000km Spider and a sticky, notchy gearchange - things to live with every day. Plus there's the risk of stalling it. Selespeed was more expensive in the first place, probably cheaper now that no-one wants it. I'm hoping to convert my Spider to Selespeed but it won't be easy, the engine ECU and wiring will have to be changed. Alfa Romeo never made a Selespeed Spider so I had to settle for the manual; it immediately reminded me of driving my Uno Turbo...


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Hi, when was the 147 selespeed discontinued in the UK?

I thought it was 2006 but just saw a 2008 model on autotrader.
Clock is in km so I guess it must be an Import although it is right hand drive.

Could it be a genuine import but does it all sound a but suss?

Here's a link to the car:
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probably one of those ones that were destined for the Far East or Australia but ended up here instead, quite a bit about it on the forum some time back.
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selespeed is more fun, but you need to maintain the system with your own diagnostic tool and cable,
Fiatecuscan or Alfadiag...
But if you are no car tinkerer , take a manual !
I did 100k with my sele, without a problem
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I have an 01 147 Sele so I know the pain (and highs that come with it) but I'm addicted

But it's taken to stalling when warm and I'm running out of ideas on what the problem might be so probably time for a change.

Might just give the guy a call.
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Depends upon whether or not you like plunging your hand into a vat of acid or perhaps beating yourself with some rusty barbed wire before you take the "sele" for a spin then things dont seem so bad after all. An enthusiast can live with the sele ( Alfa now use a different auto system) anyone else eventually goes quite mad especially when the system throws a wobbly after you have splashed out on filling it with fuel and it wont move. Im an Alfa fan but im not saying the sele was without its failings.
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