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Offline Missing in Action

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Re: 1 Week and 1200 miles in the 500 - and.......
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2009, 02:37:57 pm »
ah right i didnt know that! well the mjet is gone now anyway but that is quite handy to know. :)

being able to download programs such as that from the fiat website is quite interesting... is there any others? apart from eco:Drive
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    Re: 1 Week and 1200 miles in the 500 - and.......
    « Reply #16 on: January 08, 2009, 02:57:38 pm »
    There are usually software updates as well but DO NOT put them on your Abarth. It may end up driving like a 120 T jet.
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    « Reply #17 on: January 08, 2009, 03:01:50 pm »
    right got ya lol... will avoid that!
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    Re: 1 Week and 1200 miles in the 500 - and.......
    « Reply #18 on: January 08, 2009, 03:06:39 pm »
    There are usually software updates as well but DO NOT put them on your Abarth. It may end up driving like a 120 T jet.

    How un funny would that be?

    Is it possible with the steering being electronic assisted they could release a software update that would alter the feel and weighting in normal mode?
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    « Reply #19 on: January 08, 2009, 03:23:14 pm »
    No Dom, thats what the sport button is for. Do you actually drive yours in normal mode?
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    Re: 1 Week and 1200 miles in the 500 - and.......
    « Reply #20 on: January 08, 2009, 03:27:04 pm »
    I will do on a morning when i finally get it... I was expecting a phone call today to give me an update on when i should be getting it.

    Nothing so far....
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    « Reply #21 on: January 08, 2009, 03:27:42 pm »
    I thought you bought one from stock?
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    « Reply #22 on: January 08, 2009, 03:31:09 pm »
    I did! Only thing they had to do was swap the wheels over from the white one in the showroom to the black one.
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    « Reply #23 on: January 08, 2009, 03:32:13 pm »
    Hasn't that been 2 weeks now?
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    « Reply #24 on: January 08, 2009, 03:35:25 pm »
    No, just a week. I was hoping to get it sat but was told on tuesday it was probably not possible.
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    Re: 1 Week and 1200 miles in the 500 - and.......
    « Reply #25 on: January 08, 2009, 03:40:48 pm »
    thats really poor :( i understand garages are busy but come on... you can change a tire yourself in 15 mins, with the equipement the garages have it would take 10 mins!
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    « Reply #26 on: January 09, 2009, 12:37:35 pm »
    Well im back in Holland now after stopping off at the Ace Cafe last night - over 1600 miles on the clock.

    Most of the drive last night was in -11c freezing fog and the little Abarth coped very well, apart from frequently runing out of windscreen wash! 

    It looked like a little icecle this morning when I arrived at 4am!  1 inch think rime ice stuck to every leading edge of the car.

    Its fair to say the cold weather performance is good :thumb:
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    « Reply #27 on: January 09, 2009, 12:41:26 pm »
    Well im back in Holland now after stopping off at the Ace Cafe last night - over 1600 miles on the clock.

    Most of the drive last night was in -11c freezing fog and the little Abarth coped very well, apart from frequently runing out of windscreen wash! 

    It looked like a little icecle this morning when I arrived at 4am!  1 inch think rime ice stuck to every leading edge of the car.

    Its fair to say the cold weather performance is good :thumb:

    did you get a picture of this!?!? :P

    and as for performing well - im glad to hear it mate! sounds like a LONG drive that one thought! england - holland
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    « Reply #28 on: January 09, 2009, 01:00:32 pm »
    I take it the seat s are comfy enough for you to do that kind of slog. Glad you made it back safely the weather sounded appaling.

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    « Reply #29 on: January 09, 2009, 02:05:25 pm »
    The seats are great (leather ones anyway!)  No problems at all :thumb:
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