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spider 2.2 JTS selespeed 2007

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I found a second hand company car in red with 18000km (12k miles).
my question is:

It has a selespeed gearbox. Although the workings of it sound great, I am little concerned about the reliability issues with this gearbox. A friend of mine owned a 156 2.0 selespeed (one of the first out) and it was nightmere... I have been reassured that all reliability issues have been solved in the new selespeed versions, but the dealer is suggesting a 500 euro per year extra insurance to cover engine/gearbox failures... just to play it safe
should I go for it?

they are asking 24000 euro I can probably knock off the warranty price for one or two years... and the cost of two new front tyres as they are pretty warn.
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I have done 18000km on my 159 2.2 SS now, so far so good.

I love the Spider too, but try to find a 08 one coz the seats are much improved IMO.
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159 1750 TBi

I've done only 11000 km so far and no problems.
It just gets better and faster.
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Here in the UK they dont even do selesped anymore due to all the faults with the gen 1 box. They got such a bad reputation that no one wil touch them, a shame as I love the system. Gen 2 boxes on were much better though and I think by now they shoudl have pretty much sorted all the issues. The box is supplied by magnetti marelli who aslo do BMW and several other prestige robotised clutch systems so people saying typical Alfa are wayyyy off the mark. I had a gen 2 156 seleespeedd for 5 years and did over 50,000 miles and it never missed a beat. 500 Euro extra for insurance sounds excessive to me.

56 1.8TS Lusso, 156 2.0JTS Selespeed Veloce, 159 2.2JTS TI, Mito 1.4TB 120Veloce, 159 1750 TBI TI.
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More than a year and 30k km, the selespeed has not given any problem. Simply great!
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