Re: Selespeed - Recommended?
I'd agree on the 2nd to 1st change. In semi-auto, the cars has to stop for the auto change down to happen, doesn't change by buttons below 10 mph, and won't shift into 1st with stick unless foot on brake. In city it shifts down to 1st at about 8mph by itself!
The city mode is good, but you do have to truck it - As in leave a bigger than normal gap between yourself and the car in front to keep it smooth. However, all of this doesn't matter because the look on peoples faces when you change down at speed is brilliant, the car blips the throttle to perfection, slots in the next gear and you're off!
Mine needed a new selespeed fluid pump which cost £430, and a new actuator is about £1000 fitted. Be aware of the risks, negotiate a lump off because of the risks and enjoy it.