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Offline garyskisplym

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Poorly ape :(
« on: July 27, 2011, 11:20:51 pm »
My ape is poorly so back to the dealers, list of problems-

Drivers seat bolster collapsed
Gear knob has stupid amount of wear
And now the most concerning thing is the car is hesitating to start, the exgast and blow off is really loud and how ever I drive it I'm getting a return of 18-20 mpg. I took car out of sport early to see if that made a difference but no. As much as I love the sound at the min I can't afford £25 every 2 days to just get to work and back.
Last few problems are trim at top of bonnet broken and side badges pealing.

Taking car to dealer tomorrow hopefully so may have some answers then
Abarth Punto Evo (163) 1949 White with red Stripes/ mirrors, Climite and TMC'd Gone :(
Fiat Punto Evo Sporting (135) Red Going
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    Re: Poorly ape :(
    « Reply #1 on: July 27, 2011, 11:27:23 pm »
    too many whoosh bang broke days.
    dont worry vospers will fix it.
    if your lucky you might get a 500 to drive round in. :thumb:

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    Re: Poorly ape :(
    « Reply #2 on: July 27, 2011, 11:50:53 pm »
    too many whoosh bang broke days.
    dont worry vospers will fix it.
    if your lucky you might get a 500 to drive round in. :thumb:

    Hope vospers don't fix it or there really is a serious problem, remember quinny I've moved to kent :)
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    Re: Poorly ape :(
    « Reply #3 on: July 27, 2011, 11:52:16 pm »
    Good luck Gary. Hope nothing too serious. Dealer should fix it no problem.
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    Re: Poorly ape :(
    « Reply #4 on: July 28, 2011, 12:08:04 am »
    Sounds like you may have blown a boost pipe off or a split somewhere from you description?

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    Re: Poorly ape :(
    « Reply #5 on: July 28, 2011, 08:19:29 am »
    That was my thought on it or possible the cat or backbox damaged
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    Re: Poorly ape :(
    « Reply #6 on: July 28, 2011, 08:29:53 am »
    Don't worry the dealer will fix it  :thumb:
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    Re: Poorly ape :(
    « Reply #7 on: July 28, 2011, 12:13:55 pm »
    That's not good, I thought the general consensus was that the APE's were built better than the AGP's?

    Hope vospers don't fix it or there really is a serious problem, remember quinny I've moved to kent :)

    Oh dear god you'll be at the mercy of Lipscombs then ::)

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    Re: Poorly ape :(
    « Reply #8 on: July 28, 2011, 12:54:33 pm »
    APE = A Pile of Excrement!  Build quality wise.

    I have had multiple things drop off. My washer hose under the bonnet is too short and pops off all the time, the trim on my drivers side door  has come away (window/ mirror control panel, Some of the rubber fell off on one window so I had to sick it back on. Considering it's a facelift model you think they would have build quality locked down.

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    Re: Poorly ape :(
    « Reply #9 on: July 28, 2011, 01:08:21 pm »
    At least the ape gearbox and airbags havn't died like my agp.

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    Re: Poorly ape :(
    « Reply #10 on: July 28, 2011, 01:21:07 pm »
    Pretty happy with mine, my main issue was the gearbox notchiness and selection issues but its gone, none of the issues above effect me, fingers crossed.

    I would expect seat issues as I don't expect they have been designed for some one like me whose clothes have more X's than the local porno store  ;D but so far so good.

    Not had a single issue with rattles or squeaks either, all feels and sounds solid. APE gets  :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: (how many is enough) from me.

    I hope it continues, really growing on me, I've not even scoured Autotrader for its replacement which is quite unusual for me, lunchtime AT is was my hobby :) Now its figuring out how I can get Esseesse before the time limit without the missus noticing a dip in the house fund  ;D ::)
    « Last Edit: July 28, 2011, 01:25:30 pm by sandys »

    Offline garyskisplym

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    Re: Poorly ape :(
    « Reply #11 on: July 28, 2011, 01:27:41 pm »
    Ow don't get me wrong I love mine and these problem don't stop me loving it it just stress I could without.

    I just want to drive her
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    Re: Poorly ape :(
    « Reply #12 on: July 28, 2011, 01:31:55 pm »
    On the contrary, mine has been great, not one rattle or creak. Now with 10k miles, just had a little piece of the side decal replaced.
    I think you do get good ones and bad ones from the same model range.
    Good luck with it Gareth dont get to down hearted. :thumb:
    I await my first bit dropping off now i have said that ;D

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    Re: Poorly ape :(
    « Reply #13 on: July 28, 2011, 01:43:00 pm »
    I await my first bit dropping off now i have said that ;D

    What about your wheels? ;)
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    Re: Poorly ape :(
    « Reply #14 on: July 28, 2011, 02:35:12 pm »
    Quick q to all ape owners out their-

    How many miles do you get out of £25 fuel???
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    Fiat Punto Evo Sporting (135) Red Going
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