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Offline Bristol_Rich

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Re: Abarth 500 Model Year 2014
« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2014, 02:43:29 pm »
I didn't say it was going to be named beige.
Funny enough the word Kahki was banded around....

Righto John it was said with my tounge firmly extended into the inner gizzards of my cheek... and I'm not suggesting you did?!

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    Re: Abarth 500 Model Year 2014
    « Reply #31 on: March 10, 2014, 12:46:15 pm »
    Good luck with that.
    There is a reason that most things have to be done at the factory and can't be retro fit.
    The reason for this is that the body computer is programmed with the parts and extras on the car. If you try to add anything afterwards the body computer will reject the part.
    Whilst the ECU can be programmed by any old tom, dick and harry the body computer is locked down tightly and cannot be adjusted.
    Sounds like a long, expensive and fruitless exersize to me.

    And if the standard cluster had to be replaced with a new one due to failure I'm sure Fiat would be able to get the new one to work. If the plugs at the back of the old and new clusters are the same I'm going for it. I've put updated clusters on two other cars and dealers have dealt with it fine (updating kms etc)

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    Re: Abarth 500 Model Year 2014
    « Reply #32 on: March 10, 2014, 06:28:35 pm »
    Remember Dr Christian Barnard in 1967 I think, preformed the first heart transplant.
    Main problem was rejection.

    As John says that will be your biggest headache.

    Legislation is forcing more lock down on specifications to aid emission and economy, you could argue both ways as to the merits.

    It does mean that end of service life will become more final whereas my 1968 Fiat 124 Coupe complete with cb points, ht leads, carbs and Bowden cables, will still be around and working in 30 years time polluting the planet :whistle:



    Does this mean it ain't worth keepin a modern car after it's ten(ish) yrs old hopin it becomes a classic?

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    Re: Abarth 500 Model Year 2014
    « Reply #33 on: April 08, 2014, 03:19:27 pm »
    just about to order a new 595 comp.... am told that the new options aren't available till end of the month with TFT display and new colours.... will have to wait and see.

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    Re: Abarth 500 Model Year 2014
    « Reply #34 on: April 08, 2014, 09:47:46 pm »
    Remember Dr Christian Barnard in 1967 I think, preformed the first heart transplant.
    Main problem was rejection.

    As John says that will be your biggest headache.

    Legislation is forcing more lock down on specifications to aid emission and economy, you could argue both ways as to the merits.

    It does mean that end of service life will become more final whereas my 1968 Fiat 124 Coupe complete with cb points, ht leads, carbs and Bowden cables, will still be around and working in 30 years time polluting the planet :whistle:



    Does this mean it ain't worth keepin a modern car after it's ten(ish) yrs old hopin it becomes a classic?

    I cannot say for sure but I do predict so, yes.


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    Re: Abarth 500 Model Year 2014
    « Reply #35 on: April 09, 2014, 07:01:02 pm »
    would there be any offers for customers to upgrade to the new car?
    I did ask my dealer if there were any changes that were going to occur and I was told no in December 2013 when I ordered mine!
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    Re: Abarth 500 Model Year 2014
    « Reply #36 on: April 09, 2014, 08:29:36 pm »
    We do not know what the offers are for the new cars yet, don't expect it to be too much.
    To be fair, your dealer would not of known of the changes in December, we only found out in January.
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    Re: Abarth 500 Model Year 2014
    « Reply #37 on: April 09, 2014, 09:44:08 pm »
    We do not know what the offers are for the new cars yet, don't expect it to be too much.
    To be fair, your dealer would not of known of the changes in December, we only found out in January.
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    Re: Abarth 500 Model Year 2014
    « Reply #38 on: April 22, 2014, 01:41:27 pm »
    Here's the new colours available in Italy and the new 16" wheel...


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    Re: Abarth 500 Model Year 2014
    « Reply #39 on: April 22, 2014, 01:42:24 pm »

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    Re: Abarth 500 Model Year 2014
    « Reply #40 on: April 22, 2014, 02:04:01 pm »
    The current info for the Uk market is that we will get the new tri layer red, the pastel grey and Champions White will turn into a tri layer paint the same as the Anniversario.
    We will also get one of the new bi colour paints, I would expect it to be the grey /  blue combo.
    I wouldn't expect the kaki or the mochalatte.

    This information could well be subject to change as my "source" has been known to be wrong before  ::)
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    Re: Abarth 500 Model Year 2014
    « Reply #41 on: April 22, 2014, 02:49:08 pm »
    Forgive my ignorance, but what is "tri layer paint"? Obviously I understand it's 3 layers, but is 3 layer paint more hard wearing or does it look different etc etc?

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    Re: Abarth 500 Model Year 2014
    « Reply #42 on: April 22, 2014, 03:11:22 pm »
    Forgive my ignorance, but what is "tri layer paint"? Obviously I understand it's 3 layers, but is 3 layer paint more hard wearing or does it look different etc etc?

    http://my.shabanamotors.com/blog/bid/197883/What-is-Tri-Coating

    Base, Middle, Clear Coat.

    Makes it look Pearlescent and gives it an extra depth. Pain to match when it chips, lol.
    « Last Edit: April 22, 2014, 03:14:40 pm by PORTHOS »

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    Re: Abarth 500 Model Year 2014
    « Reply #43 on: April 22, 2014, 03:20:31 pm »
    I suppose if you were paying that much for the special paint, you would get it clear wrapped.

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    Re: Abarth 500 Model Year 2014
    « Reply #44 on: April 22, 2014, 03:37:49 pm »
    My wheels were tri-coated, it's basically a pearlescent, black base with a transparent grey/chrome pearl mid coat and finished with a top clear coat.

    I avoid going near any kerbs, ha ha. The shine is incredible.



    Just to add, I think the 595 Anniversary, they applied a matte clear coat instead of a gloss.
    « Last Edit: April 22, 2014, 03:44:18 pm by PORTHOS »

     

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