My name is Pieter and I am a car nut
Always been crazy about older cars, but I can appreciate a nice modern car.
Found a 2001 147 2.0TS Selespeed at an auction with the engine complete but totally stripped. Bought for a good price, and sent it to a mechanic that works on my brothers 156. Five months later I collected it with nothing done to it, and bought a replacement engine.
Taken me around eight months to get her purring like a kitten. (Hey, I had to work on my other cars too!)
Now she starts first time and sounds good. Will take her for a spin just as soon as I can get her to select gears. Yeah, same problem. Stays in neutral.
Been told she will be a dream to drive, but with the problems so far, and the legendary bad service from Fiat SA, I will reserve judgement.
Thanks goes to the various forum posters who helps out and provides incredible info for us. Without you my car would have ended being parted out.
Look forward to spending long evenings on the web surfing this site.