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Q Tronic advice needed.

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So am looking to change my GTV for a 159, have seen quite a nice one with good spec good price it has a q tronic gearbox. Having had a selespeed in the past im not sure if there are any pitfalls with it?

Anyone had experience with it good or bad?

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Love my qtronic . One of the best autos I've had experience of, and I've had no issues so far.

I very rarely feel the need to go manual (and only then to knock it down from 6 to 5 for extra overtaking oomph, and even then a heavy right boot usually suffices ), or use it in Sport mode or anaything. I very occasionally think I might have changed down earlier than the auto, but only at the base of very steep hills - the auto seems to prefer to pile on the revs for a second longer than I would. Once its changed down, my 159 simply flies up any gradients. Otherwise, I've found it smooth, effective and certainly handles the power my alfatuned 2.4 puts through in an excellent and responsive manner.

I get c. 42 - 45 mpg (a fair bit more on long runs), but I mostly drive a roads and motorways with relatively little town driving.


159 2.4 Lusso Qtronic (Sold)/916 Spider P1 TS (Sold)/Giulietta 1.4 TB MA 170 TCT

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I have a 1.9 qtronic and have also had 3 manual 159s. The qtronic is much better suited to the Diesel engine in my opinion and I love the qtronic.
Can retrofit paddles as well which I'm hoping to do in the next few month dependant on funds!
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So can i assume this is an upgraded bit of technology which is much improved over the woefully unreliable sleespeed setup?
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The Gearbox is an Aisin Warner TF80-SC - Nothing to do with Alfa, used by many manufacturers.
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