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Offline SloppySue

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Re: Fiat 124 test drive
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2016, 04:01:48 pm »
Don't go for white heritage Trooper, I've claimed that one!
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    Offline 124Abarthreplica

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    Re: Fiat 124 test drive
    « Reply #16 on: September 12, 2016, 06:01:15 pm »
    Test drove the abarth 124 today
    Exceeded all of my expectations by far

    Just need to decide on a colour  8)

    Didn't think they were available yet?

    Offline JKDesign80

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    Re: Fiat 124 test drive
    « Reply #17 on: September 12, 2016, 06:32:58 pm »
    First actual 1974 Blue I've seen, looks the same as the Fiat 124 blue I think.
    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201609127671942

    Offline 124Abarthreplica

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    Re: Fiat 124 test drive
    « Reply #18 on: September 12, 2016, 07:39:23 pm »
    Now that looks smashing :thumb:

    Shame about 170 bhp at the rear wheels though :whistle:

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    Re: Fiat 124 test drive
    « Reply #19 on: September 12, 2016, 07:50:53 pm »
    After driving the white with heritage pack today I'm definitely not loving the matt black  :thumbd:

    It doesn't show the bonnet detail as well as the gloss finish

    The only real downsides were handbrake hasnt been changed for right hand drive and the design of the wheels
    Other than that it was a very nice entertaining drive  :thumb:

    I'm  still torn between the 124 and a 4C  :-\ 8)
    Test driving a 4C on Saturday so I will have a big decision to make  :whistle:

    Offline Brian1612

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    Re: Fiat 124 test drive
    « Reply #20 on: September 12, 2016, 08:36:08 pm »
    First actual 1974 Blue I've seen, looks the same as the Fiat 124 blue I think.
    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201609127671942

    The wheels so badly ruin this. Not too keen on the blue going by those photos.
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    Offline Salvos_White_Abarth

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    Re: Fiat 124 test drive
    « Reply #21 on: September 12, 2016, 09:14:25 pm »
    wow brill troop!

    worth the 30k?
    Now with added monza fun :P

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    Re: Fiat 124 test drive
    « Reply #22 on: September 12, 2016, 09:38:04 pm »
    wow brill troop!

    worth the 30k?

    Thats a hard question, different people have different priorities and some wouldn't contemplate spending 30k on a weekend car

    I on the other hand would definitely pay it but the problem i face is I've been offered a great deal on a 4c  8)


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    Re: Fiat 124 test drive
    « Reply #23 on: September 12, 2016, 11:37:02 pm »
    4c is a great car BUT......if your looking for some sort of practicallity i think the 4c has none at all?think the bonnet is shut so no boot at all i dont think....
    Now with added monza fun :P

    Offline sandys

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    Re: Fiat 124 test drive
    « Reply #24 on: September 13, 2016, 12:59:35 am »
    4c has a usable boot in the rear as long as you don't mind things getting warm, and a touch wet :D (I could levy same complaint to the 5) , I drive an MX5 and considered a 4C reasonably luxurious and comfortable, on a practicality level they are quite similar IMO, bit more glove box space, better cup holder on the 5 but otherwise both quite impractical motors. Nothing in the 124 changes that.

    As track motors, you won't be fitting spare track rubber in either, so quite useless but for a few laps without a support vehicle.

    I've been tempted by one or two deals on a 4C as its not a bad deal for the Coupe, money off and bugger all APR but I need a few days behind the wheel of one to see if I could live with a TCT, my initial test drive says not but could be I just need to gel with it.
    « Last Edit: September 13, 2016, 01:01:10 am by sandys »

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    Re: Fiat 124 test drive
    « Reply #25 on: September 13, 2016, 09:56:03 am »
    That blue one is stunning  8)

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    Re: Fiat 124 test drive
    « Reply #26 on: September 13, 2016, 03:39:24 pm »
    That blue one does look good and the dealer was always pretty good with my Fiats actually, I might have to pop up for a nosey, its only down the road.

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    Re: Fiat 124 test drive
    « Reply #27 on: September 13, 2016, 07:48:10 pm »
    My next car will be a weekend car only so I dont care about practicality

    Im gonna let my heart decide  ;D