Have owned quite a few cars mainly sport saloons, bmw, saab tubo's and have finally got round to Alfa's. Have bought a Y reg 156 2 ltr sportwagon only 45K on the clock with selespeed box and owned it for 8 months. Generally very impressed with performance and great sensitive handling. The overall finish is good but the steering bushes don't seem to stand up to the performance ability and wear quickly. Have been converted to the selespeed even though it took me about 4 wks to really relax with it. overall it's a great car..but the rumours about the selespeed have come home to roost as Ive just had it towed in to my local Alfa garage having lost all gears. I hope it's just electrical but will update here later..would appreciate any one with selespeed knowledge or experience getting back to me. Have had the gearbox warning light on a couple of times then yesterday lost gears approaching roundabout(slowing down). switched off ign and restarted and all ok then today same thing approaching roundabout, lost all gears ( i.e. just shows neutral) but now can't get anything even disconnected battery to reset but no go...?