I’m in Australia and looking to buy a Fiat 500 1.2 manual. The two Fiat specialist mechanics I’ve spoken to have told me that the gearbox bearings in the 1.2 can be a problem (which here in Aus costs ~ $4000 to fix), but the 1.4 has no problems because it uses angular contact bearing(s). While general web searching hasn’t indicated that this something to be overly concerned about, i wanted to specifically ask here. To what extent *should* I be concerned about the bearings in the 1.2? If I should be, what percentage of cars have the problem, or how many miles / km’s might it take before the problem appears? Is it possible that the 1.2 in Australia gets a different gearbox that is problematic? Thanks.