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Social => Introduce Yourselves! => Topic started by: ESPER500 on September 27, 2011, 10:48:46 pm

Title: Hi there
Post by: ESPER500 on September 27, 2011, 10:48:46 pm
We took delivery of our 6 month old 500 yesterday and I must say I am not disappointed. I have wanted an Abarth from the first moment I saw the pics but it just never happened. Anyway, long story short, my other half was buying a Mito and went to the archways of Bauer Milletts in Manchester to see what was on offer. It was here that Abarth devotee (and salesman) David managed to get her out for a test-drive. She came back with a massive grin talking about the way the car handled and the growl from the exhaust. Needless to say, Mitos were a distant memory and the deal was done shortly after. Incidentally, top marks to Bauer Millets and David in particular. His enthusiasm for the marque is infectious and he succeeded in convincing my wife that an Abarth was the way to go in 5 minutes when I have failed over the past couple of years! As for the car..just awesome. My usual drive is an RX8 so a FWD turbo charged pocket rocket is quite a contrast but it blew me away. Reminded me very much of the tuned minis I learnt to drive in 20 odd years ago...just brilliant, but then you all know this already. Looking forward to being part of the community and any meets etc. in the North West.
Title: Re: Hi there
Post by: corsa on September 27, 2011, 10:53:18 pm
Welcome :thumb:

I am fairly new to the entire Abarth business (only picking it up this week).

Forum is a great place to find out about details, how to improve etc.

RX8 is a nice motor by the way!
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Post by: garyskisplym on September 27, 2011, 10:54:17 pm
Hello and welcome
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Post by: SJH on September 27, 2011, 11:07:06 pm
Hello!!

I'll keep my eyes peeled for you.  :wave:
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Post by: Yordan on September 28, 2011, 12:48:08 am
hi and welcome  :thumb:
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Post by: gavos999 on September 28, 2011, 06:00:44 am
Welcome to Abarthisti   :thumb:
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Post by: DanDey on September 28, 2011, 06:29:12 am
Hi and welcome  :wave:
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Post by: colin on September 28, 2011, 08:06:06 am
Ha - yet another case where the test drive just makes the deal an inevitable outcome! I am sure you won't regret it!.... just be careful, as I believe Bauer might have some other temptations that could prove irrestible, too..... just ask SJH about that!

Welcome to the forum.
Title: Re: Hi there
Post by: SJH on September 28, 2011, 08:12:57 am
Ha - yet another case where the test drive just makes the deal an inevitable outcome! I am sure you won't regret it!.... just be careful, as I believe Bauer might have some other temptations that could prove irrestible, too..... just ask SJH about that!

Welcome to the forum.

Ha ha ha! Yes, great toy shop but a thoroughly bad influence!! ;D
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Post by: cliff on September 28, 2011, 09:51:02 am
Welcome   :wave:
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Post by: Tuddie on September 29, 2011, 11:21:03 am
Hello and welcome
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Post by: ESPER500 on September 29, 2011, 04:37:33 pm
Thanks for the warm welcome...I think I am going to like it here  ;D
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Post by: Krakn on September 29, 2011, 05:29:31 pm
Welcome and enjoy  :wave:
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Post by: Trooper on September 29, 2011, 06:43:36 pm
Hello  :wave:
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Post by: DavidW on October 03, 2011, 09:18:02 am
Glad you're enjoying the car, Jason. Send my regards to Kathryn and the kids.  :wave:
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Post by: ESPER500 on October 05, 2011, 12:03:04 am
Glad you're enjoying the car, Jason. Send my regards to Kathryn and the kids.  :wave:
Hey David. Car is bloomin' brilliant. Can't believe the amount of attention it gets. We were at Oulton Park at weekend and there were little crowds around it all the time! We also had the plesure of bumping into SJH as well  :)
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Post by: RacingSarah on October 05, 2011, 07:57:09 pm
Welcome!  :wave:
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Post by: mickym on October 06, 2011, 10:24:32 pm
Hello and welcome  :wave:
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Post by: Eddie Beefburger on October 06, 2011, 10:37:33 pm
Welcome  :wave:

Piccies?