Well, has been a busy few months, my sele went in for its mot in july and there was a list of faults that would have cost about 1200 pounds to put right. Made the decision that as she was on 170,000 miles it was time for a change.
Checked autotrader for 147 and 156 models, found a 2004 jts for very little money with only 50k on the clock, took the plunge and bought it for 200 less than advertised.
Like the jts , has more power than the twin spark, but may be due to the fact that this is a lower mileage age engine.
Miss the selespeed system but wont miss the repair bills, keeping an eye on oil/water consumption and so far not a problem.
Mpg is good can get 40mpg on a run driving like a grandad compared to a max of 34mpg from my old sele, like the info centre and now can run spotify using an aux input after modifying the cd player to use the changer input.
The main thing is i have chosen another alfa, dont think i could ever go back now after owning alfas.