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Title: Howdy
Post by: mikey on February 08, 2009, 09:49:12 pm
Hi All,

new to the forum and to Abarth too - we had our first test drive of the A500 on Saturday, and I think the grin on my face is only subsiding now!.

The A500 is likely to replace a Scooby WRX we have - whilst the A500 does not have the raw grunt that the WRX has, it was still a great drive, and I think my wife preferred the smaller, rather more designed style too - lets face it, the scooby is no looker!, and whilst I want to have a stormingly fast car, the WRX is hers, so the A500 will be too!!!!. 

So, looking forward to picking some brains here on the forum about our impending purchase!!!!!!!!!!! (in fact if anyone knows a dealer with the Pearle White in stock, do let me know, as i'm not sure I can wait 12 weeks for one to be built!!) and looking forward to our conversion from Scoobys to Abarths!..... :wave:
Title: Re: Howdy
Post by: Missing in Action on February 08, 2009, 09:58:38 pm
welcome mate :) - where abouts are you from?
Title: Re: Howdy
Post by: mikey on February 08, 2009, 10:02:54 pm
welcome mate :) - where abouts are you from?

A rather cold and snowy Banbury!!.....
Title: Re: Howdy
Post by: olopboy on February 08, 2009, 10:44:40 pm
 :wave: Welcome.

I know Rockingham have a pearl one but no idea if its available as its still sitting with its delivey stickers on so could be a customers.
Title: Re: Howdy
Post by: Joe on February 08, 2009, 10:45:13 pm
Welcome!  :wave:
Title: Re: Howdy
Post by: mikey on February 08, 2009, 10:48:47 pm
:wave: Welcome.

I know Rockingham have a pearl one but no idea if its available as its still sitting with its delivey stickers on so could be a customers.

Excellent!!....dont suppose you noticed if it had red leather did you??!!

We had a good test in Nuneaton, but the only fly in the ointment for us was the very low value for part ex they gave for the WRX we have - I know we have lost a stack ,but their price was staggeringly low compared to what I think its worth......other than that they were very helpful and seemed to know their stuff.....but the low figure bothers me.......so maybe a call to Rockingham tomorrow then!!!!!

Title: Re: Howdy
Post by: Joe on February 08, 2009, 10:51:42 pm
Bauer Millett in Manchester have a pearl white with red leather and the 10 spoke 17"s. Has climate and red stripe kit too :thumb:
Title: Re: Howdy
Post by: mikey on February 08, 2009, 10:58:47 pm
Bauer Millett in Manchester have a pearl white with red leather and the 10 spoke 17"s. Has climate and red stripe kit too :thumb:

Ahh, sounding good - almost perfect expect we'd prefer minus the stripes, but I guess they come off ( have brilo pad!!).....Research garage had the pearl white but as it was one of the demonstrators they said they could not sell it for 3 months - is the Manchester one stock or a demo do you know?

Climate and 17's - spot on really, although i'd like the 160 upgrade and the better brakes, but dont much like the wheels that come with that kit, but there seemed to be no way to split it up.....shame.  Puts the price up when you factor getting 4 more wheels and tyres too.

Now we've seen and driven one, we want one, but having to wait 3 months and try to manage tryig to sell the wrx to time in with the A500's arrival might be complicated - so just WANT ONE NOW!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Howdy
Post by: Joe on February 08, 2009, 11:09:00 pm
Ahh, sounding good - almost perfect expect we'd prefer minus the stripes, but I guess they come off ( have brilo pad!!).....Research garage had the pearl white but as it was one of the demonstrators they said they could not sell it for 3 months - is the Manchester one stock or a demo do you know?

I'm not sure tbh. I think it's a demo, it was inside as a display model - they do have 5 Abarth 500's though, three of which were white (two pearl - the same apart from the leather) - there's huge demand though - you'd be vey lucky! You're best giving them a call...

I imagine you're gonna have to wait like the rest of us...
I put my deposit down back in October, and i'm looking at an April delivery  :'(
Title: Re: Howdy
Post by: mikey on February 08, 2009, 11:11:50 pm
Ahh, sounding good - almost perfect expect we'd prefer minus the stripes, but I guess they come off ( have brilo pad!!).....Research garage had the pearl white but as it was one of the demonstrators they said they could not sell it for 3 months - is the Manchester one stock or a demo do you know?

I'm not sure tbh. I think it's a demo, it was inside as a display model - they do have 5 Abarth 500's though, three of which were white (two pearl - the same apart from the leather) - there's huge demand though - you'd be vey lucky! You're best giving them a call...

I imagine you're gonna have to wait like the rest of us...
I put my deposit down back in October, and i'm looking at an April delivery  :'(

kind of thought we'd have to wait - but maybe a few phone calls tomorrow and who knows??!!!! - got to be worth a try!

What have you ordered?
Title: Re: Howdy
Post by: Joe on February 08, 2009, 11:41:11 pm
kind of thought we'd have to wait - but maybe a few phone calls tomorrow and who knows??!!!! - got to be worth a try!

What have you ordered?

It is worth a try!

I've ordered a black 500 with white stripes and mirrors, red leather, 10 spoke 17"s and climate. It's in my signature in fact!  :thumb:
Title: Re: Howdy
Post by: olopboy on February 09, 2009, 12:39:50 am
The rockingham one defo was red leather and the 10 spokes, cant remember whether it had stripes or not, it was buried under the snow :)

But as Joe said the demand is huge so its very unlikely it isn't already sold, my order has been at the factory for 2 weeks and there was still no estimated date on Saturday :( . Shame about the px on the Scooby but they always have been appalling for depreciation and the 2nd hand car market is a little stagnant atm.
Title: Re: Howdy
Post by: Graham on February 09, 2009, 06:46:35 am
Hi – I would certainly give Kevin at Rockingham a call – have a chat with him about the impreza too, he knows his stuff and will actually go that couple of mile extra to help you with your trade in.
Title: Re: Howdy
Post by: mikey on February 09, 2009, 08:45:59 am
kind of thought we'd have to wait - but maybe a few phone calls tomorrow and who knows??!!!! - got to be worth a try!

What have you ordered?

It is worth a try!

I've ordered a black 500 with white stripes and mirrors, red leather, 10 spoke 17"s and climate. It's in my signature in fact!  :thumb:

Nice, very nice - they had a Black one at Research and we were very tempted - the black dash looks very cool..>!, so it was a tough call between the Black and the pearl, but as its my wifes, she gets the final say.......so thats a white one then!
Title: Re: Howdy
Post by: richardmajor86 on February 09, 2009, 06:56:55 pm
Welcome to the forum!
Title: Re: Howdy
Post by: 1mmortal on February 19, 2009, 01:12:40 am
bonjour Mikey.  ;D