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Your Abarth / Re: Abarth bubble bath treatment
« on: June 21, 2018, 02:01:09 PM »
Very satisfying 8)

More pics! :D ;D

General Chat / Re: Where to next?
« on: June 17, 2018, 09:22:03 PM »
Get another Abarth, I'm picking up my 4th soon, all "base" models.

Every time I've changed there have been improvements, suspension was better than the early 135, the power has steadily increased to 145BHP, also the TFT dash has been improved with the  the series 4.

I always said I'd never go for the same twice, and now we're getting our 4th one, the other advantage is you don't need to buy tyres, you have a full warranty and breakdown cover

Your Abarth / Re: 595 Comp
« on: June 03, 2018, 08:26:30 PM »

I like it!

I was never going to get a 595 as Iím 45 years old!

Age shouldn't be an issue - I'm 47 and have a series 4 Comp that I've modified quite a bit.
I'm nearly 52 and on my third!

Going back to the questions:
I found a PCP to be the best way if you want to continue buying the same type of car in the future, but I want an Alfa Giulia next, so it'll go back and we'll get a 159 for a couple of years while we save for the deposit, so for me, a PCP works. You need to talk to the dealers.

Its your choice as to where you buy from

The ride, these days is pretty good for a small souped up shopping trolley, probably the most fun car you'll ever have.

Introductions / Re: New club member and Abarth owner
« on: May 27, 2018, 08:15:58 PM »

Enjoy it! 8)

General Chat / Re: Fitting PZero Nero to a Abarth should be a crime
« on: May 16, 2018, 08:15:49 PM »
Iíve had Pirelli shod 500s and Michelin PS3 on our latest 595, all were 140 bhp.

There is no doubt that the PS3 are a better tyre, but the Neroís are not as bad as some make out. It just proves how good the, made in Italy, Michelinís are

Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: Advise needed on model variants please
« on: May 09, 2018, 10:00:44 PM »
All 500s after Jan 2015 got "Koni type" dampers with their version of FSD , similar and a vast improvement after the earlier Abarths suspension which had the back end dancing all over the place. Speaking from experience!

So anything after Jan 15 is pretty good now

General Chat / Re: Wind deflectors
« on: May 09, 2018, 09:52:58 PM »
I believe they're all the same

Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: Advise needed on model variants please
« on: May 08, 2018, 09:47:39 PM »
It'll be similar to this:

The Trofeo, as above were 160 BHP, with the Monza exhaust...

The one in the advert is a Tricolore, I know because I have a Podium Blue one!

The first givaway is the Italian flag on the steering wheel rim

They were a limited run in white, Podium Blue & red. It was a runout for the Series 3 before the new led light version came in...

Its 140 BHP, normal twin exhausts, Competzione 17" wheels & black stripes.

A lot f them have been put on to the DVLA database as Trofeo, but the problem is that the Trofeo has more power & would be more expensive to insure

It should go in as a 595 T-Jet

Hope this helps

Your Abarth / Re: Our new 595 trofeo
« on: April 25, 2018, 08:18:52 PM »
Podium Blue, the best colour ;) 8)

Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: A couple of niggles
« on: March 21, 2018, 08:29:19 PM »
Thanks chaps ;)

I'll wait until the second service is due in June.

I'm a Quality Engineer so sticking to my guns won't be a problem!

Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: A couple of niggles
« on: March 20, 2018, 10:16:24 PM »
Isn't the third year cover less, because its not manufacturer cover, its Abarth UK/Dealer?

Thats what the others say.......

Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: A couple of niggles
« on: March 17, 2018, 06:31:02 PM »
That's what I was thinking, what about the third year of the warranty?

Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / A couple of niggles
« on: March 17, 2018, 09:30:58 AM »
My 595 Tricolore is coming to its two year birthday and there are a couple of niggles...

The drivers seat height adjuster doesn't work, the leaver just moves up and down without moving the cushion.

The other thing is that the bulb that lights the right side of the heater controls has gone, you only get half lit up.

The question is, are these covered by the warranty?

I can live with both issues, me and my partner are ok with the seat at whatever height its at now, neither of us are big people, so its not that!

The bulb, well, I think it took a while to notice, I am sort of reluctant to do anything about it because this Abarth is rattle free (better made than the first 2 we had) and probbly won't be when they've pulled the dash apart to fix it

If they are covered by the warranty, I'll think about getting them fixed, it goes back in a year or so with the PCP, so won't be a problem for that time and as I say, we can live with it!

Your Abarth / Re: Greetings, New To Site
« on: March 17, 2018, 09:21:46 AM »
Hi and welcome, cool looking Abarth, which means its really cool because I hate white cars :o

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