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Re: The new Abarth 500C
« Reply #270 on: August 21, 2010, 06:27:53 pm »
Just walked past Meridien Modena and they have a white one with the tan interior and I really liked it - I just wish the A500 was available in the same colour scheme and we'd be trading ours in,

Today it has a 'sold' sign in the window  :(  :thumb:



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    Re: The new Abarth 500C
    « Reply #271 on: August 23, 2010, 08:43:19 pm »
    Have picked up my A 500 c today. It is fantastic :thumb:pics to follow.Exoticaholic i can confirm that only the throttle pedal is silver  :thumbd:
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    Re: The new Abarth 500C
    « Reply #272 on: August 23, 2010, 08:59:46 pm »
    Have picked up my A 500 c today. It is fantastic :thumb:pics to follow.Exoticaholic i can confirm that only the throttle pedal is silver  :thumbd:


    Glad you got it, I'm still waiting.

    Poor show hey @ pedal arrangement. Half hearted isn't it? Even more reason to look online for Sparco alloy/rubber pedals.
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    Re: The new Abarth 500C
    « Reply #273 on: September 05, 2010, 05:29:54 pm »
    I've been given an A500c as a courtesy car (whilst my clutch pedal is fixed and Monza is fitted) and I have to say at first I didn't like the gearbox, but after having a full day of driving it I am very impressed! I didn't expect any backfires, but in semi-automatic (with the flappy paddles) it backfires on virtually every single gear change  :thumb: The roof is also a very good design, I think I've been sun burned today!!

    All in all I'd say it's a cracking car and if I had the cash, I'd have one....least the clutch pedal wouldn't snap anyway! lol

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    Re: The new Abarth 500C
    « Reply #274 on: September 05, 2010, 07:57:27 pm »
    I didn't expect any backfires, but in semi-automatic (with the flappy paddles) it backfires on virtually every single gear change  :thumb: The roof is also a very good design, I think I've been sun burned today!!

    All in all I'd say it's a cracking car and if I had the cash, I'd have one....least the clutch pedal wouldn't snap anyway! lol


    Now I wonder what A500C will sound had the Monza been fitted? Ben at Research was full of praise for it - their demonstrator A500C has a Monza fitted but I haven't test driven it yet.

    The roof arrangement is neat, even if rearwards visiblity can be pretty limited.

    Glad you changed your mind on it. Roll on end of Sept / early Oct for my A500C!  :thumb:

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    Re: The new Abarth 500C
    « Reply #275 on: September 05, 2010, 09:33:54 pm »
    Yeah rear visibilty can be limited when its fully lowered, but it is still very cool  8) Really like the gearbox, although for town driving I'd prob use full auto, semi auto is great though if you want to put your foot down :thumb:

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    Re: The new Abarth 500C
    « Reply #276 on: September 05, 2010, 09:36:03 pm »
    Yeah rear visibilty can be limited when its fully lowered, but it is still very cool  8) Really like the gearbox, although for town driving I'd prob use full auto, semi auto is great though if you want to put your foot down :thumb:

    I think the gearbox is something that takes a while to get used to, but once you've adapted to using it, you learn to love it (remember they said the Internet would never catch on!) My mum had the duelogic (similar gearbox) in her Panda but never gave it a chance, she sold it after just 1800 miles  :thumbd:

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    Re: The new Abarth 500C
    « Reply #277 on: September 05, 2010, 10:09:37 pm »
    Yeah rear visibilty can be limited when its fully lowered, but it is still very cool  8) Really like the gearbox, although for town driving I'd prob use full auto, semi auto is great though if you want to put your foot down :thumb:


    Yes, when I test drove the demonstrator, I left it in Auto mode in town, but did semi-auto on the motorway / dual carriageway
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    Re: The new Abarth 500C
    « Reply #278 on: September 06, 2010, 08:39:20 am »
    Now I wonder what A500C will sound had the Monza been fitted? Ben at Research was full of praise for it - their demonstrator A500C has a Monza fitted but I haven't test driven it yet.

    Amazing apparantly, tons and tons of pops, or at least a certain person who was trying to sell me one yesterday was telling me  :whistle:

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    Re: The new Abarth 500C
    « Reply #279 on: September 06, 2010, 08:53:21 am »
    Now I wonder what A500C will sound had the Monza been fitted? Ben at Research was full of praise for it - their demonstrator A500C has a Monza fitted but I haven't test driven it yet.

    Amazing apparantly, tons and tons of pops, or at least a certain person who was trying to sell me one yesterday was telling me  :whistle:


    I might as well get hearing aids or a cochlear implant!
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    Re: The new Abarth 500C
    « Reply #280 on: September 06, 2010, 09:22:52 am »
    I get loads of POPS from mine  :thumb:
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    Re: The new Abarth 500C
    « Reply #281 on: September 06, 2010, 01:53:38 pm »
    I get loads of POPS from mine  :thumb:

    I was suprised at how many pops it produces when putting your foot down  :o It is great, especially with the roof down, I bet it's brill with the Monza on though  :)

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    Re: The new Abarth 500C
    « Reply #282 on: September 06, 2010, 05:34:46 pm »
    I get loads of POPS from mine  :thumb:

    I was suprised at how many pops it produces when putting your foot down  :o It is great, especially with the roof down, I bet it's brill with the Monza on though  :)


    Stop it, stop it folks. All this talk is making me lust for a Monza even if I'm deaf!!!!!!!!!  ;D
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    Re: The new Abarth 500C
    « Reply #283 on: September 08, 2010, 04:17:55 pm »
    I love it! Lots of pops and in sport mode and i use the paddles a lot and the noise with the roof down is awesome . i will get the monza. reasons i did not are in members car thread. it sounds good with the standard exhaust so the monza will be better. i am glad i went for the C :thumb: 
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