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Social => Introduce Yourselves! => Topic started by: george38 on February 25, 2009, 12:03:34 pm

Title: hello to all
Post by: george38 on February 25, 2009, 12:03:34 pm
hi just joined, after test driving an opening edition a500...and buying one straight after!  :)
Title: Re: hello to all
Post by: Alex_gregory_uk on February 25, 2009, 12:05:01 pm
Welcome. Good choice of car! Which dealer are you dealing with?
Title: Re: hello to all
Post by: richbrowne on February 25, 2009, 12:05:56 pm
Hi George,

Welcome to the forum. :wave:

Yep, that's how it goes; you test drive it, you buy it! ;D
Title: Re: hello to all
Post by: olopboy on February 25, 2009, 12:07:13 pm
 :wave: Welcome and good man

Take it you should be able to pick that up next week then? If so please add yourself to the Please depress me thread :)
Title: Re: hello to all
Post by: Joe on February 25, 2009, 12:20:55 pm
Welcome!  :wave:
Title: Re: hello to all
Post by: richardmajor86 on February 25, 2009, 12:36:57 pm
Welcome to the forum, i hope you enjoy your stay. Everyone is really firendly, and so helpful, you'll love it.
Title: Re: hello to all
Post by: DevilAndGod on February 25, 2009, 04:00:46 pm
hi just joined, after test driving an opening edition a500...and buying one straight after!  :)

Thats the way to do it!  ;D

Welcome  :D
Title: Re: hello to all
Post by: Missing in Action on February 25, 2009, 05:01:46 pm
welcome mate :)
Title: Re: hello to all
Post by: fiona on February 25, 2009, 05:47:25 pm
Hello!   :wave:
Title: Re: hello to all
Post by: TheSwede on February 25, 2009, 06:32:43 pm
Hello - sounds very familiar. Saw - Test Drove - Purchased. They really are that good!!! Thought about the Esseesse kit yet?
Title: Re: hello to all
Post by: Jet on February 25, 2009, 08:33:23 pm
Hi & welcome to the family   :wave:
Title: Re: hello to all
Post by: george38 on February 26, 2009, 09:19:18 pm
hello again, thanks for all the welcomes and comments :)


alex - bought it from research nuneaton.

theswede - not looking at the ss kit. to be honest i will more than likely see out the warranty and then go for an aftermarket chipping solution (there'll be loads by then, i suspect offering 160bhp or more for a few hundred quid).

i'll be happy with the standard car for now, and this way it will be like getting a whole new boost (literally!) a few years down the line  :)


should be picking it up at some point next week, as soon as they recieve my copy of the insurance and arrange the tax for me.

was between this and a cooper s - and after driving even just the standard a500 there was just no comparison, in looks, fun and the whole experience..plus have saved a few grand into the bargain!
Title: Re: hello to all
Post by: John501 on February 26, 2009, 09:22:40 pm
Well done George. Glad you enjoyed it over the cooper :thumb: I have a Mini dealer about 300 yards away from us, must make them twinge every time they see one of the demos go out  ;D
Title: Re: hello to all
Post by: george38 on February 26, 2009, 09:25:05 pm
yes the mini was a damn fine car to drive (well, in cooper s guise anyway)...but it looks a little bland now, sadly i guess because of the sheer quantity of them around..and also it just wasnt as much fun, i was grinning almost the entire test drive in the abarth.

it reminded me greatly of my first hot hatch, the mighty renault 5 gt turbo...well, suppose it should both of them being a 1.4 turbo in a tiny chassis.. ah, happy days!! :)
Title: Re: hello to all
Post by: TheSwede on February 28, 2009, 06:06:35 pm
Hello and welcome to the club. 8)
Title: Re: hello to all
Post by: 1mmortal on March 11, 2009, 07:28:41 pm
hi just joined, after test driving an opening edition a500...and buying one straight after!  :)
good egg. you pleased?