Losing my Virginity (Alfa 156--Selespeed)
After changing jobs and losing my boring Volvo company car, is time to go for a real one. I found this forum really useful and with plenty of info coming from really alfa lovers, Thanks for that!
In order to start my new-alfa-life, I am looking for a 156 1.8-2.0 not older than 3/4 years. After shopping around I faced the devil..yes I found a 156 2.0 selespeed (2002)
I read all the comments posted and the system seams to be great to drive, however I cannot ignore the true horror stories that I heard. I am really tempted to go for it, but then is when my rational side tells me "stay way of dodgy italian electrics.."
I live in London, so I do not expect to cover a lot of miles per year. Another caveat is how the selespeed will work in the unbearable London traffic. My Italian Blood istelling me to go for the sele....but I am still doubting.
Another option is to buy an extended warranty so If the sele blows out I am covered. But the warranty only covers up to £1000..and I am not sure if 1.000 quid will be enough.
Finally, I think...let's wait until a really good manual appears and go for it..
Advice/help/comments/guidance is much appreciated. I am a bit confused....only about the gearbox....about the car, I am sure that I will be getting a 156