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Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
« Reply #90 on: October 18, 2010, 09:32:43 pm »
Video review here. Not seen this one before  :)


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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #91 on: October 22, 2010, 06:02:13 pm »
    There was a very good write up in the Sun today of both the A500C, which he said "was the hottest little car in the World at the moment" and the APE  :thumb:

    Good stuff.

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #92 on: October 22, 2010, 06:19:37 pm »
    There was a very good write up in the Sun today of both the A500C, which he said "was the hottest little car in the World at the moment" and the APE  :thumb:

    Good stuff.

    I seen this, my old man seems to keep everything and anything to do with the 500  :thumb:
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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #93 on: November 19, 2010, 08:33:59 pm »
    Anyone read Richard Hammond's review of the A500c in the Mirror today? Price wise even when considering options, he sums it up as 'worth it, very worth it'.

    He also reckons that that car including gearbox take on a new character when the sport button is pressed.
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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #94 on: November 19, 2010, 08:45:43 pm »
    wonder if theyl review them on top gear on next series?
    Now with added monza fun :P

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #95 on: November 19, 2010, 08:51:05 pm »
    Anyone read Richard Hammond's review of the A500c in the Mirror today? Price wise even when considering options, he sums it up as 'worth it, very worth it'.

    He also reckons that that car including gearbox take on a new character when the sport button is pressed.

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    http://www.mirror.co.uk/advice/motoring/richard-hammond/2010/11/19/feel-500c-of-heat-115875-22724286/

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #96 on: November 19, 2010, 09:17:56 pm »
    It would be good if they mentioned it or better tested it, but i think if they test another one its more likely to be the tributo ferrari one.. be interesting to see if they still call it a Fiat then haha!  ;D Imo youd have to be insane to buy a mini cab over the 500c  :crazy:

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #97 on: November 20, 2010, 11:41:07 am »
    Please clarify this, in the Sun's review of the A500C it said there were 4 different speed settings for the gear changes, is this true?  ???

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #98 on: November 20, 2010, 01:16:07 pm »
    Please clarify this, in the Sun's review of the A500C it said there were 4 different speed settings for the gear changes, is this true?  ???


    Not sure what that meant exactly. There are four buttons:- N, 1, R and M/A.

    The Sport button sharpens up throttle response and alters the engine management.
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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #99 on: November 23, 2010, 08:23:51 pm »
    Does the sport setting change the gear change speed at all?
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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #100 on: November 23, 2010, 08:27:21 pm »
    The sport setting does change how far through the rev range the auto box will change gear. :thumb:
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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #101 on: April 23, 2011, 06:51:50 pm »
    Spotted this on the Fiat forum today:

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    New Evo Mag just dropped through the letterbox and there is a review of the 695. They really like it which is high praise from Evo Magazine. Four and a half stars!

    EVO Magazine, 695 review for those interested  :thumb:

     

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #102 on: August 19, 2011, 12:00:15 pm »
    Oh dear. Oh dear. Autocar (17th August) has rated the A500c Esseesse manual 2.5 stars out of 5. In fact, it's the worst of all Abarth 500 variants.

    It says while the flappy paddle A500c without the Esseesse kit is far from perfect, it is a much more enjoyable car than this.

    I think I better hang on my A500c for the time being!!
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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #103 on: August 19, 2011, 12:18:21 pm »
    Oh dear. Oh dear. Autocar (17th August) has rated the A500c Esseesse manual 2.5 stars out of 5. In fact, it's the worst of all Abarth 500 variants.

    It says while the flappy paddle A500c without the Esseesse kit is far from perfect, it is a much more enjoyable car than this.

    I think I better hang on my A500c for the time being!!

    Simples! Spec a manual box.... ;D

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #104 on: August 19, 2011, 12:26:23 pm »
    The manual is the one that got the slating...

     

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