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Offline jimbro1000

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Hi, new A500 owner here!
« on: February 16, 2009, 10:47:00 am »
Hi, my names Julian - just found your forum as a link from elsewhere. I'm secretary to the Sporting Fiats Club so please excuse any references.

After months (years?) of waiting I finally got my Abarth 500 on Saturday to accompany my mad Seicento.

« Last Edit: February 16, 2009, 11:43:41 am by AlexK »
1978 1400 turbo race X1/9 (400bhp)
1998 1242 8v MPI 6spd Seicento (135bhp : 150bhp was undriveable)
2009 Abarth 500 BNW - red stipes and scorp - 17" spokes

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    olopboy

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    Re: Hi, new A500 owner here!
    « Reply #1 on: February 16, 2009, 10:50:54 am »
     :wave:

    Welcome, nice collection you've got there. I love the Seicento in that yellow always smile when I see one, don't understand why anyone would want one in another colour or why the A500 isn't available in it either.

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    Re: Hi, new A500 owner here!
    « Reply #2 on: February 16, 2009, 10:59:30 am »
    Agreed.

    It's one of my beefs with Abarth that the colour options are restricted. Yellow, orange, green and blue are required. Bright hues all. The existing choices for both GP and 500 are so boring.

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    Re: Hi, new A500 owner here!
    « Reply #3 on: February 16, 2009, 11:32:21 am »
    :wave:

    Welcome, nice collection you've got there. I love the Seicento in that yellow always smile when I see one, don't understand why anyone would want one in another colour or why the A500 isn't available in it either.

    Sadly that yellow Seicento is my son's and what you can't see in that photo is the mashed in front end... his excuse is I should have bought him a car with ABS, he doesn't understand that it wouldn't have helped him at all (you have to pay attention to what is happening in front of you to avoid the kind of accident he keeps having).

    My Seicento is the dirty grey one - with a race-spec engine under the bonnet (I had to make do somehow until the A500 came out).
    1978 1400 turbo race X1/9 (400bhp)
    1998 1242 8v MPI 6spd Seicento (135bhp : 150bhp was undriveable)
    2009 Abarth 500 BNW - red stipes and scorp - 17" spokes

    AlexK

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    Re: Hi, new A500 owner here!
    « Reply #4 on: February 16, 2009, 11:44:17 am »
    Welcome!  :wave:

    (Pic resized for you)

    olopboy

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    Re: Hi, new A500 owner here!
    « Reply #5 on: February 16, 2009, 12:05:43 pm »

    Sadly that yellow Seicento is my son's and what you can't see in that photo is the mashed in front end... his excuse is I should have bought him a car with ABS, he doesn't understand that it wouldn't have helped him at all (you have to pay attention to what is happening in front of you to avoid the kind of accident he keeps having).

    Oops  ;D There are too many people who don't realise the point of ABS is to let you steer out of the impact path whilst still reducing speed, EBA is what they are thinking about and that still doesn't help if you are hell bent on going in a straight line.

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    Re: Hi, new A500 owner here!
    « Reply #6 on: February 16, 2009, 05:05:37 pm »
    hi there and welcome! - nice collection of cars :)
    The one with the cape!

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    Re: Hi, new A500 owner here!
    « Reply #7 on: February 16, 2009, 06:26:11 pm »
    Welcome to the forum  :wave:

    (i'm jealous  >:()

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    Re: Hi, new A500 owner here!
    « Reply #8 on: February 25, 2009, 08:29:55 pm »
    Hi & welcome to the family  :wave:
    Malc, Kelly & Jake

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    Re: Hi, new A500 owner here!
    « Reply #9 on: February 25, 2009, 09:10:46 pm »
    Hi There, like you I have just bought a A500 so we are both new to this forum. :wave: Dont look a bad bunch of guys do they? :thumb:
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    Re: Hi, new A500 owner here!
    « Reply #10 on: February 25, 2009, 09:13:29 pm »
    Hi There, like you I have just bought a A500 so we are both new to this forum. :wave: Dont look a bad bunch of guys do they? :thumb:

    cheers very much mate :)

    enjoy the forum!  :thumb:
    The one with the cape!

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    Re: Hi, new A500 owner here!
    « Reply #11 on: February 26, 2009, 09:55:25 am »
    Hi There, like you I have just bought a A500 so we are both new to this forum. :wave: Dont look a bad bunch of guys do they? :thumb:

    HeHe!

    Welcome :D
    1978 1400 turbo race X1/9 (400bhp)
    1998 1242 8v MPI 6spd Seicento (135bhp : 150bhp was undriveable)
    2009 Abarth 500 BNW - red stipes and scorp - 17" spokes

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    Re: Hi, new A500 owner here!
    « Reply #12 on: February 26, 2009, 10:44:34 am »
    Dont look a bad bunch of guys do they? :thumb:

    I'm not a guy....well not last time I looked anyway  :whistle:

    Kel  :wave:
    Malc, Kelly & Jake

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    Re: Hi, new A500 owner here!
    « Reply #13 on: February 26, 2009, 09:33:20 pm »
    hi julian

    sadly its my seicento schumacher edition that's finally going after 7 great years to make way for my a500 next week

    im sad about it in some ways, but also happy that ive finally found the right car to replace it with!  :)
    Collected my A500 on Wednesday 4th March '09.

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    Re: Hi, new A500 owner here!
    « Reply #14 on: February 27, 2009, 09:52:33 am »
    hi julian

    sadly its my seicento schumacher edition that's finally going after 7 great years to make way for my a500 next week

    im sad about it in some ways, but also happy that ive finally found the right car to replace it with!  :)

    That's a helluva difference between a Sei and an A500!
    1978 1400 turbo race X1/9 (400bhp)
    1998 1242 8v MPI 6spd Seicento (135bhp : 150bhp was undriveable)
    2009 Abarth 500 BNW - red stipes and scorp - 17" spokes

     

    hungry