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To buy or nor to buy

Hello all

I'm pondering buying a 147 and I've seen what sounds like a nice one advertised.

But it's a Selespeed.

So, my questions are:
1. Does it work?
2. Is it as much fun as a manual?
3. Is it too bloody complicated for its own good?
4. Would I regret it?

I'm sure this it all well troden ground for all of you but I'm new here. So, it'll all be new to me.

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1. yes it works, fiat wouldnt use it on so many cars for so many years if it didnt. does it work as reliably as a manual? no.
2. imo no it isnt. a clutch pedal is very important to me. it depends on your driving style.
3. diagnosis is made difficult by the complexity of it, and even fiat/alfa equipment struggles in many cases.
4. some people do regret it. it takes a while to get used to, but most people like it once they get the hang of it. i would a test drive is crucial.
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