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Old Boy

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Re: What would you change if given the chance?
« Reply #30 on: November 09, 2008, 07:58:31 pm »
I find T1Rs have too soft side walls and need a few hundred miles to scrub in.  R888s on the other hand  8)

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    Old Boy

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    Re: What would you change if given the chance?
    « Reply #31 on: November 09, 2008, 08:01:30 pm »
    Old Boy, I just cant get my head around what you mean about not being enough of a difference between G.p. and Abarth! Whilst I am lucky enough to drive an Abarth every day, when I have to drive my wifes 130mj sporting, there is no comparison between the two cars.
    I was always a fan of my wifes car, and chipping it to 155bhp made a huge difference to the drive, but now it just feels too light and roles too much in tight bends.
    Although there are always going to people out there that say "It's just a Fiat with different badges !", it really insn't

    So put some stiffer springs on.  ::)

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    Re: What would you change if given the chance?
    « Reply #32 on: November 09, 2008, 10:50:25 pm »
    GPA will come into its own when 500 lands. Lots of people fancy owning a 500 Abarth, but for most it may be just a lttle small for everyday use.
    At that point you can get the performance you want with the extra space in a G.P.
    exactly why I changed my mind.
    I was going to the dealership to ask something about my 500 abarth order when I came accross the GPA, liked it more, so that was that.

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    Re: What would you change if given the chance?
    « Reply #33 on: November 10, 2008, 04:32:32 pm »
    Have to admit it's not different enough in performance /handling terms from the normal GP that I thought an Abarth would be.

    I have to say that I disagree with you Old Boy. I drive a GP Sporting to work and back everyday (60miles) and spend alot of time in it. I really respect the car for what it does and for the money I paid I reckon it's one of the best purchases I've ever made. It's a good car!

    When I tested the Abarth however it was without doubt in a different league not only performance/handling wise but the general refinement and quality feel has somehow been significantly improved.


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    Re: What would you change if given the chance?
    « Reply #34 on: November 10, 2008, 04:35:37 pm »

    BTW....Just to add the thing I would change. Fiat/Abarth should of given the GPA an alarm of some sort. It then wouldn't have the massive insurance groups of 15/17.

    magicmole

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    Re: What would you change if given the chance?
    « Reply #35 on: November 11, 2008, 09:36:21 am »
    I had occasion to use the hooter this morning. What a joke. Did Fiat buy their stock from Toys R Us?

    Is this part of a plot to ease noise pollution in Italian cities? We should be told.


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    Re: What would you change if given the chance?
    « Reply #36 on: November 11, 2008, 10:05:18 am »
     ;D ;D ;D ;D
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    AlexK

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    Re: What would you change if given the chance?
    « Reply #37 on: November 17, 2008, 01:02:40 pm »
    Cancel button for the cruise control.  God, that's annoying...

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    Re: What would you change if given the chance?
    « Reply #38 on: November 25, 2008, 07:14:30 pm »
    The only additions I can think of are oil level and oil temp guages, just to make it easier to keep an eye on things.
    Former AGP, 500 and APE owner. Miss them all.

    magicmole

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    Re: What would you change if given the chance?
    « Reply #39 on: November 25, 2008, 07:33:05 pm »
    The only additions I can think of are oil level and oil temp guages, just to make it easier to keep an eye on things.
    I like NOT having those. Two less things to worry about.

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    Re: What would you change if given the chance?
    « Reply #40 on: November 25, 2008, 07:47:17 pm »
    I quite agree with magicmole.
    A modern instrument system should tell you what is NOT working, not what IS working normally. I prefer something minimal that pops up a message of some sort to tell me when things are about to go wrong, such as low oil pressure or higher than normal temp.