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147 Selespeed failure oh dear oh dear......

Just round new year I started to get "selespeed system failure" warnings up on the dash, fortunately I was only a mile or so from home so limped back.

The garage has now had the car for over 2 weeks and at first said it was probably a gearbox pump, now their saying its def the actuator thats at fault and the part alone is best part of 900 quid and probably all in about £1500 to fix.

To say im now f*cked off with this car is an understatement! Dont get me wrong when its working its fine and I love it but in the 2.5 years Ive owned it it going to have cost me over £3000 in repairs (cam belt went too just over a year ago....) and for a car which is ony just coming up to 5 years old thats not really on........I think its time to get rid of it and go for something a bit more sensible.......

Soes anyone have and similar thoughts sometimes..........??
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Re: 147 Selespeed failure oh dear oh dear......

They do say that its more of a case of when the selespeed system goes wrong than if, hence why many people on here won't go near one.

Cambelts have also been an issue, Alfa has since reduced the service interval to 36,000 miles from 72,000.

I have had loads of Alfa's, and none of them have let me down badly, although none of them were selespeeds.

I have had other makes of car that have let me down, including Nissan, Rover and Ford.
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