Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

Man­ual trans­mis­sions are rarely prob­lem­atic un­less abused, so a check for odd noises or an ob­struc­tive shift will suf­fice. Clutches can suf­fer from a noisy re­lease bear­ing and leak­ing hy­draulics, and a heavy pedal means re­place­ment is im­mi­nent. Re­place­ment on the GTA is more of a has­sle as front sus­pen­sion com­po­nents and the sub­frame need mov­ing, and those mod­els can also suf­fer from dif­fer­en­tial fail­ure. Then there’s the ‘Se­le­speed’ au­to­mated-man­ual. It’s the con­trol gub­bins that give trou­ble, not the ‘box it­self. Faults with the ac­tu­a­tors could land you with a £1500+ bill.

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