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Top Tips Please
« on: September 13, 2019, 09:44:34 pm »
Hello Everyone

This Thur I will collect my new Abarth 124. As with any new car there are going to be great bits and also things to avoid.

For the benefit of everyone do you have any top tips that you are willing to share. Large or small all are welcome.

Thank you

Andrew

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    Re: Top Tips Please
    « Reply #1 on: September 15, 2019, 06:26:10 pm »
    Welcome to the forum Andrew

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    Re: Top Tips Please
    « Reply #2 on: September 16, 2019, 11:57:37 am »
    Hi Andrew - I've had mine a year.  It's a brilliant car and so much fun to drive.  The pros are endless-great handling, head turning looks, rarity, easy pop down hood, comfortable driving position etc.  Things to look out for in my experience:-
    * depending on your agility - try to get in and out without putting too much pressure on the side seat bolster.  Mine's wearing after 5000 miles and I've seen other references to this problem.
    * my wife is quite short (5ft) and I have had to raise the seat so she can see properly out of the windscreen.
    * if you have an auto don't use the sport mode for idling round town-it will stay in the lower gear when it really needs to change up. In all other situations ONLY use the sport mode!
    * storage is limited so I bought a couple of after market bins which slide between the seat and the centre console. I put sunglasses etc. in mine.
    Otherwise agreat car - just enjoy! Cheers Rob

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    Re: Top Tips Please
    « Reply #3 on: September 16, 2019, 01:36:46 pm »
    By the way there is a good article in Auto Italia magazine if you don't mind stumping up £5.50 for the back issue (Jan 2019 - edition 275)

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    Re: Top Tips Please
    « Reply #4 on: September 17, 2019, 08:48:13 pm »
    Thank you for the advice, much appreciated. Especially your thoughts on Sport mode which is something I would never have worked out.

    Thank you

    Andrew

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    Re: Top Tips Please
    « Reply #5 on: September 17, 2019, 09:15:02 pm »
    followed your advice and just ordered a back issue. Every little helps. :). A

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    Re: Top Tips Please
    « Reply #6 on: September 21, 2019, 10:24:43 am »
    As you all know this car is Awesome. Just got mine and have smiled every moment I'm in the car.

    I was looking for a bootliner as the odd muddy jacket of bag can really trash a boot. I've searched around and was hoping to find a rubber base that would also go up the sides a bit. Has anyone found a solution. I'm also happy to cut lino or do other stuff and self build if that's the best option. Any tips or products you have and rate are appreciated.

    Thanks

    Andrew

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    Re: Top Tips Please
    « Reply #7 on: September 22, 2019, 12:29:31 pm »
    I just use an oblong plastic tray with deep sides (about 16cm) my wife bought for oven cleaning when I need to protect the boot from dirty boots etc.  I remove it when not needed. 

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    Re: Top Tips Please
    « Reply #8 on: September 23, 2019, 07:39:26 am »
    Ohh I had thought of that option, cheers for the idea.  Andrew

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    Re: Top Tips Please
    « Reply #9 on: September 23, 2019, 08:26:43 pm »
    dirty boots

    Steady on people, we are not a 4x4 forum...

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    Re: Top Tips Please
    « Reply #10 on: October 08, 2019, 01:18:38 pm »
    The auto Italian magazine was really good. A couple of facts to wet your appetite. 51% heritage look, 14% visibility pack, 60% manual. I see only 1 left for sale new in the country. Basically that’s the end of the beginning, but just the start of the fun!