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Title: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: a340driver on April 03, 2014, 09:07:16 am
Hi everyone.

As it says I've just sold a 14 year old 330Ci and replaced it with an Abarth 595c with pearlescent white paint and yellow callipers.

The old car was a great motorway car but with summer coming I felt that a convertible might be fun.  I've owned a boxy Panda and a Uno in the past and loved them for what they were.  Great fun on back roads!

So, my last Uno required pliers to pull the choke out as the plastic lever was long gone and a bag of split pins  because the gear stick kept coming off in my hand.  None of this stopped me loving the car btw.

Already I'm thinking about upgrading the hifi with a sub.  Can this be done easily?

We'll see if the commute is too depressing as all my friends seem to think..for me,right now I feel that I want to drive rather than coast thumb up bum to and from work.  Since the 330 went I've been driving to work in my other toy, a Z4M and almost decided to make it the commuter for the summer.  But it averages about 20mpg and the servicing is quite fruity.

Anyhow it is a done deal and 29mpg with the 330 is going to be replaced with 28mpg on the Abarth. (How big is the tank? What is the range?). And I can't wait until Saturday when I collect it.

So hello and yes pictures will follow
Title: Re: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: a340driver on April 03, 2014, 09:16:10 am
Oh I forgot to mention that I live as far up the Thames that you can go in a boat.. There's another Pearlescent Abarth in the village.

I wonder if you're here? You're part of the reason I bought mine.  Thought about putting a note on your windscreen many times!
Title: Re: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: PORTHOS on April 03, 2014, 11:25:34 am
Hello an welcome! I guess you don't have the Interscope sound system on your 595c standard? That's actually a pretty good system with the sabelts (the sub goes under the drivers Sabelt) but not too sure on getting it installed after you have bought the car, a dealer would probably be best to contact about this, otherwise custom installs would be the way forward with that.

As for MPG, I am pretty sure you will be getting more than 29mpg on the 595c, it's more like 35mpg combined, the tank is 30 Litres with a 5 Litre reserve. Not very big, but I'm pretty sure you can get 300+ miles from a single tank if driven sensibly.

The Abarth has a lot of character, something that's missing from a lot of euro compliant obsessed cars these day that are eager to please reviewers. I am pretty sure you will absolutely love it.

Looking forward to the pics and again, welcome along :D
Title: Re: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: sandys on April 03, 2014, 11:34:52 am
Mpg will depend on commute and how you drive it, I do ~100 miles  a day in heavy M4 commute ~75 and see ~43mpg, when I am running late ~20mpg  ;D
Title: Re: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: PORTHOS on April 03, 2014, 11:44:55 am
Sandys, you drive a Punto though? lol.
Title: Re: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: sandys on April 03, 2014, 11:47:14 am
doh, 500 is more economical though.
Title: Re: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: PORTHOS on April 03, 2014, 11:49:18 am
595 here, I get 46mpg.... downhill+ around town, lol, Motorway I cant crack over 40. Otherwise average is always around 35 for me.
Title: Re: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: Gav007 on April 03, 2014, 12:20:47 pm
I didn't have Interscope on my 595 so I had a sub fitted under the driver seat (with velcro as I didn't want any drilling) and boy, what a transformation. I would recommend it to anyone. I'm having the sub and wiring removed at the weekend as I've sold the car now and don't plan to give it away! It was £350.00 fitted by a specialist in Cambridge. I could always sell you mine  :thumb: it's only 4 months old......
Title: Re: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: Maloutant on April 03, 2014, 09:08:31 pm
I didn't have Interscope on my 595 so I had a sub fitted under the driver seat (with velcro as I didn't want any drilling) and boy, what a transformation. I would recommend it to anyone. I'm having the sub and wiring removed at the weekend as I've sold the car now and don't plan to give it away! It was £350.00 fitted by a specialist in Cambridge. I could always sell you mine  :thumb: it's only 4 months old......


Hey Gav, you're selling?! replacing with a 595C? tell more!
sorry to hijack the thread, very rude of me  :thumbd:

Title: Re: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: Maloutant on April 04, 2014, 12:32:42 pm
forgot to say: hello and welcome, a340driver  :wave:  have fun tomorrow!
Title: Re: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: AnjunaCrasher on April 04, 2014, 06:31:22 pm
Hello an welcome! I guess you don't have the Interscope sound system on your 595c standard? That's actually a pretty good system with the sabelts (the sub goes under the drivers Sabelt) but not too sure on getting it installed after you have bought the car, a dealer would probably be best to contact about this, otherwise custom installs would be the way forward with that.

As for MPG, I am pretty sure you will be getting more than 29mpg on the 595c, it's more like 35mpg combined, the tank is 30 Litres with a 5 Litre reserve. Not very big, but I'm pretty sure you can get 300+ miles from a single tank if driven sensibly.

The Abarth has a lot of character, something that's missing from a lot of euro compliant obsessed cars these day that are eager to please reviewers. I am pretty sure you will absolutely love it.

Looking forward to the pics and again, welcome along :D

Yes this is true, I managed 316 miles from a tank on a long trip and there was a little bit left before I filled up. I averaged 48mpg and the first 40mins was stuck in traffic on the way there.

Welcome to the world of Abarth ownership...I love every minute of it   :thumb:
Title: Re: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: Nadeem on April 05, 2014, 10:49:59 am
Welcome.

Not seen white with yellow callipers. Post some pics soon  :thumb:
Title: Re: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: a340driver on April 05, 2014, 08:31:29 pm
Well picked it up this morning and it's a thing of great beauty.  A bit grey and wet round here today so no picture as yet.  The only slightly odd thing is that the passengers footwell mat (a half leather 595 job) only covers about half of the footwell, the flat part, so normal sized people will be getting their muddy feet all over the end of the footwell.

I've decided that any mods will have to wait until I've got to know the car a bit better.

All in all a great day and a great handover by T H White in Swindon.
Title: Re: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: AnjunaCrasher on April 05, 2014, 09:01:23 pm
 :thumb:

Great stuff, what do you think of it?
Title: Re: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: a340driver on April 14, 2014, 09:36:17 pm
Here it is, 500 miles already.  Just had it's first proper polish for a bit of protection.

(https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13855116234/in/photostream/player/" width="500" height="331" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>)

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13854770733/in/photostream/player/" width="500" height="331" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen)

(https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13854716023/in/photostream/player/" width="331" height="500" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>)

(https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13854767253/in/photostream/player/" width="500" height="331" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>)
Title: Re: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: a340driver on April 14, 2014, 09:37:11 pm
Er ok, any idea why my Flickr links aren't working?
Title: Re: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: Jsd14 on April 15, 2014, 08:48:33 pm
Trying to convince my brother who currently has an e46 m3 to get an abarth too!
Title: Re: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: a340driver on April 17, 2014, 02:47:33 pm
Well I'm not getting rid of my Z4M yet, the sound of the S54 engine is epic and it's a very different drive.  The 595c  has 500 miles on it already and I love the sound of that too! 
Title: Re: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: a340driver on April 17, 2014, 04:57:53 pm
Here it is, 500 miles already.  Just had it's first proper polish for a bit of protection.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3728/13854716023_c8abb6f5d3.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/n7i3oc)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3710/13854770733_c63f97392e.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/n7ijDt)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5574/13855116234_8642f880f7.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/n7k6mo)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3669/13888896012_6c6462f118.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/najdUm)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7225/13854767253_75460cd2d4.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/n7iiBt)

Very happy bunny! ;D
Title: Re: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: Dan.Dawson on April 17, 2014, 05:01:14 pm
Looks awesome... I pick up my new 595 tomorrow in place of my 500  :hysteria: Cant wait!
Title: Re: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: Gav007 on April 19, 2014, 05:31:17 pm
Looking good! Have to admit that the wheels are a bugger to clean........
Title: Re: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: a340driver on April 19, 2014, 06:56:43 pm
This is true and I've only done them once!
Title: Re: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: Maloutant on April 20, 2014, 08:35:40 pm
I agree. They are, for me, the best-looking 17'' alloys in the range, but boy, are they time-consuming to clean..... worth it, though  ;)
Title: Re: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: a340driver on April 21, 2014, 11:04:51 am
Hi, if there's a Mod looking.  Can I ask why my initial successful posting of pictures has been deleted please. 

I notice there's an edit on another post too.

Have I broken any rules?
Title: Re: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: a340driver on April 25, 2014, 12:12:53 am
Link fixed and one of the inside:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3715/13888897566_808386ef6a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/najen9)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7225/13854767253_7a89bff1cb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/najen9) (https://flic.kr/p/n7iiBt)
Title: Re: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: Gav007 on April 25, 2014, 11:22:43 am
love the natural leather  :thumb:
Title: Re: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: Shant Ole on April 25, 2014, 11:55:44 am
My friend once did 500+ kms with a full tank. That should be around 300 miles or something. He sold the car now
Title: Re: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: Shant Ole on April 25, 2014, 11:56:35 am
Btw very nice car you have bought there mate! ;D
Title: Re: 330Ci to 595c
Post by: a340driver on April 26, 2014, 12:25:01 am
Thanks!  Really please with it :D