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Your Abarth / Re: Whoops, I've Done It Again!
« on: July 17, 2018, 09:43:38 PM »
I like the red, now I'm used to it, Podium is probably the best colour.

The only mods are the carbon effect mirror caps, from ebay £40 well spent!

Feeling much better. The scars will fade and and I have a story to dine out on!

Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: TPMS
« on: July 10, 2018, 09:46:45 PM »
I don't think it can be disabled.

You're right to check the pressures, but you should reset it afterwards, it could be ne of the ABS sensors doesn't like the heat (the system works off the ABS checking the differences in wheel speeds)

I had the system go off once and I had a nail in a tyre, it was repaired, without TPMS the tyre would have been ruined, possibly the wheel as well and I could have had an accident

Your Abarth / Whoops, I've Done It Again!
« on: July 07, 2018, 09:58:27 AM »
Took the Abarth in for a service a couple of weeks ago and had the usual phone call about a good deal etc.

Went to pick the car up and he offered me the same car, same colour, podium Blue, pretty much, except its a change from a series 3 to a Series 4, for £200 deposit and £27 a month less....

So we eventually said OK & paid the deposit.

By this time, the blue one had been sold!

So he offered us a red one, and the £200 back

Picked it up yesterday, Abarth No 4!

I know I said I'd get a comp or an Alfa next, but this works for us, its a very good deal, the sales guy is the Alfa man, so he's made a note that I want an Alfa next, in about 3 years.

An aside:
On 11 May I was washing the car and tripped on the step and almost, literally,  took my nose off on the wall, they sewed it back in place, wired my broken jaw, I'm much better now, the teeth are work in progress. So changing the car is a good thing, my partner has had flashbacks of me holding my nose in place and change will hopefully help her get over it

Introductions / Re: Nice to meet you all!
« on: July 03, 2018, 05:53:05 AM »

Mind you, I pick up a red 595 Custom on Friday ::) Its my fourth Abarth! So they got me too :P

Podium Blue is the best colour 8) Our third one was Podium, but it seems that all we have done is visit the hospital in it, all fine now, but when we got offered a new car for less money per month and no deposit, we' it was almost a no brainer

I keep saying that's the last one, but seem to always end up getting another 8)

Introductions / Re: Greetings from Sweden
« on: July 01, 2018, 03:58:45 PM »
Classic combination, looks great!

(Although I've never been lucky with white cars and will never EVER have another white car)

Welcome to Abarth, now go and enjoy it! 8) 8)

Introductions / Re: New 595 Owner
« on: July 01, 2018, 08:55:06 AM »

That test drive gets everyone, almost every time! ;D

Looks great!  8) Good colour! 8)

I pick up my fourth Abarth on Friday, once you're hooked.....

Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: main screen is gone
« on: June 30, 2018, 06:16:36 PM »
I think you need to reset the Tyre Pressure warning System, its in the menus.

I'm not familiar with the menus on a Series 4, but it should be quite easy

Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: Was my 500 a 595?
« on: June 25, 2018, 06:51:59 AM »
Yes and no. ::)

The 135 BHP version with analogue dash is a 500, I had one of those.

The 140 version with the TFT dash, after Jan 2015 is a 500. I had one of those as well!

If it has a 595 badge on the side then its a late series 3, but the build is the same as the 500 with the TFT dash, I have one at the moment, Abarth number 3! Its the same overall as the previous one.

Yours may have been registered as a 595, either way, so yes and no...... I doubt it makes any difference to insurance etc, because they are the same build standard. So I don't think its anything to worry about.

Your one was probably built as a 500, but by the time the VIN and registration were completed, they were all being registered as 595s, but without the badge on the side.

All series 4s are 595s, I should be picking Abarth No4 up this week, it'll be interesting to see how it compares with the other 3....

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

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