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Offline ESPER500

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Hi there
« 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.

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    Offline corsa

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    Re: Hi there
    « Reply #1 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!

    Offline garyskisplym

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    Re: Hi there
    « Reply #2 on: September 27, 2011, 10:54:17 pm »
    Hello and welcome
    Abarth Punto Evo (163) 1949 White with red Stripes/ mirrors, Climite and TMC'd Gone :(
    Fiat Punto Evo Sporting (135) Red Going
    Abarth 500 white and skydome Waiting Arrival

    Offline SJH

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    Re: Hi there
    « Reply #3 on: September 27, 2011, 11:07:06 pm »
    Hello!!

    I'll keep my eyes peeled for you.  :wave:

    Offline Yordan

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    Re: Hi there
    « Reply #4 on: September 28, 2011, 12:48:08 am »
    hi and welcome  :thumb:

    Offline gavos999

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    Re: Hi there
    « Reply #5 on: September 28, 2011, 06:00:44 am »
    Welcome to Abarthisti   :thumb:
    2011 A500, Funk White ,Red Mirrors,Assetto Corse Stripes on  17" 10 Spokes  .....TMC and BMC.... Eibach Pro's ..Custom straight through exhaust...Swanky Assetto Corse Mudflaps â„¢....so far ...

    Offline DanDey

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    Re: Hi there
    « Reply #6 on: September 28, 2011, 06:29:12 am »
    Hi and welcome  :wave:
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    loving the gurgle of the monza since 2010.. loving the sabelt since 2014

    Offline colin

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    Re: Hi there
    « Reply #7 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.

    Offline SJH

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    « Reply #8 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

    Offline cliff

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    Re: Hi there
    « Reply #9 on: September 28, 2011, 09:51:02 am »
    Welcome   :wave:
    Now that I'm a grown up I drive a sensible grey 595 Competizione with grey leather sabelt seats and yellow brake calipers. It's jolly nice! It's got a name - ' Razzogrigio' Now with a custom S/S group N style exhaust, black Esseesse wheels and a GTT induction kit, all sitting on Eibach springs.

    Offline Tuddie

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    Re: Hi there
    « Reply #10 on: September 29, 2011, 11:21:03 am »
    Hello and welcome
    Abarth 500 Esseesse... Campovolo grey, white wheels, red stripes and mirrors, Koni's, skydome, xenons, electrochromatic mirror, red leather, climate control, 17" multispokes, TMC, GTT battery cover. SOLD :(

    Offline ESPER500

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    Re: Hi there
    « Reply #11 on: September 29, 2011, 04:37:33 pm »
    Thanks for the warm welcome...I think I am going to like it here  ;D

    Offline Krakn

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    Re: Hi there
    « Reply #12 on: September 29, 2011, 05:29:31 pm »
    Welcome and enjoy  :wave:
    waiting for March

    Offline Trooper

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    Re: Hi there
    « Reply #13 on: September 29, 2011, 06:43:36 pm »
    Hello  :wave:

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    Re: Hi there
    « Reply #14 on: October 03, 2011, 09:18:02 am »
    Glad you're enjoying the car, Jason. Send my regards to Kathryn and the kids.  :wave: