Very gutless 156 Selespeed, worse than 1.2 clio!
My 1999 156 Sele has been a bit poorly since last summer, it doesn't fail, it doesn't do anything bad really. On a warmish to warm day when you first start her, she is a bit gutless. Its like a hesitation, similar to an old carb engine running extremely rich when cold. AT 3000 rpm it pulls its socks up and goes well.
The ultimate insult however came today when a friend who owns a 1.2 base model Clio drove it and commented that it was gutless and slow! In all honesty after a chat, my friend said that the flat spot below 3000 rpm was impossible to drive around due to the transmission and if felt awful. I had a go in the clio and it was MUCH more responsive and powerful.
Where can I take my car to be fully diagnosed. I have replaced MAF, temp sensor, sir filter element, oil, filter, all 8 plugs at times over the last year, non-has helped the matter!
I'm looking for a garage in East Anglia where I can be sure of fair service and reasonable pricing.
Any ideas gladly received!