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Offline will-w

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Re: Another new guy
« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2012, 07:40:12 pm »
Have you got your heart set on a 500?

Have you thought about a Punto (be it Grande or Evo)?

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    Re: Another new guy
    « Reply #31 on: January 23, 2012, 07:46:58 pm »
    I am quite picky if I'm honest. And the one of the main things I'm looking for in a new car is decent power (mainly torque so it has a nice pull)
    If I did get a standard A500 I'm sure after abit I'd like more from it but modifying it will bump my insurance up quite a fair bit more than having an ss in the first place.

    The normal A500 will have a good oomph compared to your Corsa.
    In all fairness, I'd say that the A500 is better than most cars of that category.
    It's biggest standard rival is the SS (including Koni) in that sense, just because it again improves the ride, the brakes and has a little more power in higher revs. Under normal driving conditions the difference is not too big though.

    Some others, including myself, ended up buying a normal A500 and changing it after the own taste (powerwise, brakes, suspension).

    If I were your age, and insurance would be such an issue, I would considering to buy a normal A500, start to enjoy it (which you surely will!) and then getting the SS kit after a year (which you can within the first year).

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    Re: Another new guy
    « Reply #32 on: January 23, 2012, 07:48:50 pm »
    you have arrived at the foregone conclusion ;D

    welcome, shame you just missed a Notts get together  ;)

    I'm afraid I think I have... This could get expensive haha.
    Ahh never mind, how often do you have them and where abouts are they usually?

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    Re: Another new guy
    « Reply #33 on: January 23, 2012, 07:51:17 pm »
    every january :whistle:

    seriously, keep an eye on the meets and events thread, there is always something going on , not necessarily on your doorstep but they're worth travelling for:thumb:

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    Re: Another new guy
    « Reply #34 on: January 23, 2012, 07:53:01 pm »
    Have you got your heart set on a 500?

    Have you thought about a Punto (be it Grande or Evo)?

    Welcome btw :wave:

    Pretty much yeah. I did have a look at a brand new APE which had the sabelts and loved the car but insurance is just too much at the moment at 19, it's about £500 more than the A500ss and £800 more than a standard A500!

    Thanks  :wave:

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    Re: Another new guy
    « Reply #35 on: January 23, 2012, 07:53:29 pm »
    Hello and welcome   :wave:
    I'm also from the Midlands keep an eye on the meets section
    As we will be meeting up again for breakfast soon and your very
    Welcome (even in the corsa )   ;D

    You sure? I can park it down the road and walk the rest :p
    But thanks I will keep an eye out and hopefully make it to one when I'm free.


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    Re: Another new guy
    « Reply #36 on: January 23, 2012, 07:54:35 pm »
    not necessarily on your doorstep but they're worth travelling for:thumb:

    Very true :thumb: :thumb:
    Might cost you a couple of tanks of fuel though :P 8)

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    Re: Another new guy
    « Reply #37 on: January 23, 2012, 07:56:05 pm »
    Welcome  :wave:

    As someone firmly in the ss camp all I'll say is nip down to your local dealer, test drive both on various roads and drive them how you will drive normally. The standard car is great value but if it's performance you're after once you go ss you won't want to go back.
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    Re: Another new guy
    « Reply #38 on: January 23, 2012, 08:01:37 pm »
    I am quite picky if I'm honest. And the one of the main things I'm looking for in a new car is decent power (mainly torque so it has a nice pull)
    If I did get a standard A500 I'm sure after abit I'd like more from it but modifying it will bump my insurance up quite a fair bit more than having an ss in the first place.

    The normal A500 will have a good oomph compared to your Corsa.
    In all fairness, I'd say that the A500 is better than most cars of that category.
    It's biggest standard rival is the SS (including Koni) in that sense, just because it again improves the ride, the brakes and has a little more power in higher revs. Under normal driving conditions the difference is not too big though.

    Some others, including myself, ended up buying a normal A500 and changing it after the own taste (powerwise, brakes, suspension).

    If I were your age, and insurance would be such an issue, I would considering to buy a normal A500, start to enjoy it (which you surely will!) and then getting the SS kit after a year (which you can within the first year).

    Well the quotes I got on compare the market were

    A500 - £1400
    A500ss - £1700

    Which to a lot of you more... experienced...members of the forum will think is ridiculous but considering my corsa is £1000 I think it's okay.
    Only thing is with a budget of £12k and it having to be from a dealer so I can get it on finance, I don't think I will get the choice to add the ss kit on later as the car for that money will no doubt be older than 12 months. So I either bite the bullet and get an ss and be skint or get a standard and wait a couple of years before I mod it.

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    Re: Another new guy
    « Reply #39 on: January 23, 2012, 08:05:38 pm »
    every january :whistle:

    seriously, keep an eye on the meets and events thread, there is always something going on , not necessarily on your doorstep but they're worth travelling for:thumb:

    Most car meets aren't on my doorstep unfortunately, but there's not much other than bumpy roads around here... :)

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    Re: Another new guy
    « Reply #40 on: January 23, 2012, 08:07:31 pm »
    I am quite picky if I'm honest. And the one of the main things I'm looking for in a new car is decent power (mainly torque so it has a nice pull)
    If I did get a standard A500 I'm sure after abit I'd like more from it but modifying it will bump my insurance up quite a fair bit more than having an ss in the first place.

    The normal A500 will have a good oomph compared to your Corsa.
    In all fairness, I'd say that the A500 is better than most cars of that category.
    It's biggest standard rival is the SS (including Koni) in that sense, just because it again improves the ride, the brakes and has a little more power in higher revs. Under normal driving conditions the difference is not too big though.

    Some others, including myself, ended up buying a normal A500 and changing it after the own taste (powerwise, brakes, suspension).

    If I were your age, and insurance would be such an issue, I would considering to buy a normal A500, start to enjoy it (which you surely will!) and then getting the SS kit after a year (which you can within the first year).

    Yeah you make a fair point, I guess the answer I'm getting from people is take a test drive in both and then see if it's worth being skint for... :) is the power hike massively different?

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    Re: Another new guy
    « Reply #41 on: January 23, 2012, 08:07:51 pm »
    To be honest get what you CAN afford you are just 19 you  will  have many cars even if you cannot stretch to SS you will enjoy it the NP is fast it really is.

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    Re: Another new guy
    « Reply #42 on: January 23, 2012, 08:09:18 pm »
    Well the quotes I got on compare the market were

    A500 - £1400
    A500ss - £1700

    Which to a lot of you more... experienced...members of the forum will think is ridiculous but considering my corsa is £1000 I think it's okay.
    Only thing is with a budget of £12k and it having to be from a dealer so I can get it on finance, I don't think I will get the choice to add the ss kit on later as the car for that money will no doubt be older than 12 months. So I either bite the bullet and get an ss and be skint or get a standard and wait a couple of years before I mod it.

    Name it: older members :P ;)
    I am not too much older (or I wish so...) so no worries ;) :P

    If cash is an issue, do the maths.
    Most people would be happy to have a normal Abarth at 19, and then convert it to a SS at 21 or so ;)
    By then your insurance should have gone down too :)

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    Re: Another new guy
    « Reply #43 on: January 23, 2012, 08:09:38 pm »
    before planning too many mods it might be worth adding a few to your insurance quote, the SS might suddenly look cheaper to insure :thumb:

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    Re: Another new guy
    « Reply #44 on: January 23, 2012, 08:11:25 pm »
    Welcome  :wave:

    As someone firmly in the ss camp all I'll say is nip down to your local dealer, test drive both on various roads and drive them how you will drive normally. The standard car is great value but if it's performance you're after once you go ss you won't want to go back.

    I think the ss is more like what I'm looking for, it's just whether I can afford it. I'd love to