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Abarth 124 / Re: Door Sill Protectors for 124
« Last post by Geoffxb on Today at 04:53:11 PM »
my god
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Abarth 124 / Re: Door Sill Protectors for 124
« Last post by Carpasio on Today at 04:50:27 PM »
They're on the slow boat from China!
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General Chat / Re: How Long Do You keep Your Cars
« Last post by Andy595 on Today at 04:33:05 PM »
Abarth had an offer when we first got one a few years back, pay @ half on delivery, the 2nd half on the second anniversary, the 2 year period is interest free. If we didn't want to keep the car we could just hand it back.

The deal has worked in our favour twice now, the PX value being higher than the balance outstanding so was easy to change with costs reducing each time.

We now have the XSR and don't mind the thought of keeping him longer term, but decision time looms in June!!!

Andy

Lotus currently do this type of 50/50 deal (0% apr). It makes a new Elise very tempting rather than waiting for the right second hand one.
Currently looking at buying a Cup 250 Elise to replace the Abarth with but I can wait so I don't have to take a hit on the Abarth.

I could sell it privately and probably get the money I need to clear the finance but I don't think I can be bothered to put myself through that right now, nothing wrong with my XSR, I love it. So I'm not really in a bad place at all.

The Lotus does sound tempting with that kind of deal. Trouble is we go away for weekends and require a bit of luggage space for over night bags and walking boots etc. The Abarth is just the right size, the lotus likely to come up well short on that front😁

Andy
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Abarth 124 / Re: Door Sill Protectors for 124
« Last post by Geoffxb on Today at 02:48:07 PM »
Any news on the Sill protectors yet ??
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Abarth 124 / Re: Windscreen
« Last post by Geoffxb on Today at 02:46:58 PM »
Was the windscreen the same ???
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General Chat / Re: How Long Do You keep Your Cars
« Last post by HarrierJint on October 21, 2018, 06:11:04 PM »
Abarth had an offer when we first got one a few years back, pay @ half on delivery, the 2nd half on the second anniversary, the 2 year period is interest free. If we didn't want to keep the car we could just hand it back.

The deal has worked in our favour twice now, the PX value being higher than the balance outstanding so was easy to change with costs reducing each time.

We now have the XSR and don't mind the thought of keeping him longer term, but decision time looms in June!!!

Andy

Lotus currently do this type of 50/50 deal (0% apr). It makes a new Elise very tempting rather than waiting for the right second hand one.
Currently looking at buying a Cup 250 Elise to replace the Abarth with but I can wait so I don't have to take a hit on the Abarth.

I could sell it privately and probably get the money I need to clear the finance but I don't think I can be bothered to put myself through that right now, nothing wrong with my XSR, I love it. So I'm not really in a bad place at all.
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Introductions / Re: Turismo or XSR?
« Last post by HarrierJint on October 21, 2018, 06:06:26 PM »
I currently have an XSR and although I'm currently considering selling, I find it fine on long drives, my girlfriend and I did lands end Cornwall from the midlands twice this year.
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General Chat / Re: How Long Do You keep Your Cars
« Last post by Geoffxb on October 20, 2018, 03:40:48 PM »
Well as I said before im 63 now and my spider is only a summer cat in fact my VXT I had for 13 years only had 13500 miles on the clock so I will be sticking to my 124 now
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General Chat / Re: How Long Do You keep Your Cars
« Last post by Richard H on October 20, 2018, 02:09:58 PM »
Yes a ot of people do change there cars every couple of years I must be a strange one keeping mine so long

Kept the last Alfa, a 147, for eight years, then a 500 Twinair that was written off after six months, then a string of Abarths...

The problem with modern cars is that they're too complex; all the connectivity we don't need and many other things.  They're the things that will kill the car when they get to be older.

The appeal of the Abarths is that they're in many ways old school, relatively simple, not so complex and I think that is the appeal of the range.

Of the current crop of cars on the market, a 500/595 is one that will look good, even in old age, because they haven't felt the need to refresh every ten minutes, although there have been many improvements over the years and its relative lack of complexity is likely to make an Abarth a good reliable long term option
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General Chat / Re: How Long Do You keep Your Cars
« Last post by Andy595 on October 20, 2018, 10:40:25 AM »
Abarth had an offer when we first got one a few years back, pay @ half on delivery, the 2nd half on the second anniversary, the 2 year period is interest free. If we didn't want to keep the car we could just hand it back.

The deal has worked in our favour twice now, the PX value being higher than the balance outstanding so was easy to change with costs reducing each time.

We now have the XSR and don't mind the thought of keeping him longer term, but decision time looms in June!!!

Andy
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