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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!

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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.......

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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?


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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!

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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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Your Abarth / Re: Little blue new member
« on: March 17, 2018, 09:19:54 AM »
Podium Blue, the best colour!

I am bias though! 8)

Welcome & enjoy

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General Chat / Re: First service Trofeo
« on: February 21, 2018, 08:35:10 PM »
I use Glyn Hopkin at St Albans and have had no problems (I have bought 2 Abarths from them!)

There's also Motorvogue Bedford and Palmers Watford, but I've not been there, so can't comment.

Ring around and see what happens

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General Chat / Re: Naming cars...yay or nay?
« on: February 21, 2018, 08:27:08 PM »
There must be more reply's than this!

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Introductions / Re: Noob decision, Anniversario - or a new Competizione
« on: February 19, 2018, 09:17:46 PM »
New Comp.

No question

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Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: Potential upgrade...opinions required!
« on: February 09, 2018, 06:52:34 PM »
Have a drive and see what you think.

Personally, I couldn't justify the extra cost, it was tight on affordability for me. But if you can afford it and like it, then why not?

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General Chat / Re: Naming cars...yay or nay?
« on: February 09, 2018, 06:49:08 PM »
Some cars get named, some don't,  ours kind of find their own name.

Our Abarths (we're on the 3rd one) all called Chopper, therefore, we're on Chopper III

Its hard to describe why its called Chopper, but it has nothing to do with cutting people up, it was a photo of a dog called Chopper that was stolen along with the the van, it was the expression on his face was exactly how we felt when our first 500, a Twin-Air, that was written off by someone in a Toyota Auris pulling out, they end up on their side. We had a face full of airbag, but otherwise ok, so we got Chopper I.

We're not mad, but do have an Olive tree called Denis! :D

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Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: The sports button
« on: February 02, 2018, 08:05:06 PM »
I use V-Power all the time and noticed the difference when I had to use standard unleaded once.

What you noticed is placebo.
This is my experiance:

I used V Power when I bought my latest series 3 (140 BHP) from new, because I was reading that economy and performance would be better.

It was no more economical than the previous 140 Abarth we'd had being run on "ordinary" fuel, didn't feel any quicker, so I now use "ordinary" fuel and its fine.

V Power etc is not worth the extra money, certainly not for the standard engine, possibly for the nigher tuned versions, but I've not owned them so can't comment.

This is what I have found, in fact the economy was better on standard fuel

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Introductions / Re: Looking To Purchase!
« on: January 31, 2018, 10:03:41 PM »
Any Abarth 500 registered after January 2015 has much better suspension, it doesn't bounce around.

They later all became 595s and thats when the spec gets complicated

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Your Abarth / Re: New member
« on: January 13, 2018, 09:11:39 PM »
Nice, subtle, cool 8) :)

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General Chat / Re: Wingmirror Covers
« on: January 10, 2018, 07:54:03 PM »
I thought you squeezed the cover and released the clips

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