As long as you don't buy the selespeed you'll be okay
Oil Cooler sprung a leak on joint on two occasions.
Heat shield cracked.
Power steering leak.
Steering rack with cracked joint.
Selespeed system failure. Potentiometers and actuators replaced.
Faulty body computer replaced.
Faulty ECU replaced. I think this is the Engine Management Unit.
Erroneous fault messages.
Leather seats started to wear excessively.
Selespeed gear selector replaced as it was sticking.
Exhaust manifold came loose.
I have now covered almost 35000 miles. The majority of faults have now been rectified.
However even after major repairs over many, many months I still experience intermittent faults with the selespeed gearbox which keeps slipping from 2nd to neutral or 5th.
The dealers must come top of my list of disappointments. Fault diagnosis and rectification is very poor. Although the 147 comes with its own computer which is supposed to record faults its not much use if the computer is faulty as in my case!
Put it this way. At some point during your cars life your selespeed is going to go wrong. Believe me, when I say, it will be a nightmare to repair.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 28th October, 2002