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olopboy

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Re: Hi, new A500 owner here!
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2009, 09:58:37 am »
Excuse my ignorance but is the A500 better or worse, I always heard really good things about the Seicento Schumachers.

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    Re: Hi, new A500 owner here!
    « Reply #16 on: February 27, 2009, 10:44:56 am »
    Well I can lap a Seicento Abarth (essentially the same as the Schuey Sei) around Brands Hatch Indy circuit faster than most people can lap a modern family sized car with an engine twice the size and probably three times the power but I suspect that has more to do with me than the car. I also hold one of the fastest ever times around the Brands Indy circuit in a Clio Sport Cup car (road spec not race spec) and that was a fair bit quicker than the Sei.

    The A500 is quicker than the Clio despite a 40 bhp shortfall and a noticible bit of extra weight.
    I own a Sei with about the same power as the A500 (not quite the same torque) and it is nothing like as quick - the handling on the A500 is just brilliant, more so on the track than on the road.

    I know we like to think that our little toy cars (Seis and Cinqs are quick) but rarely are they anything more than nippy.
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    Re: Hi, new A500 owner here!
    « Reply #17 on: February 27, 2009, 10:49:14 am »
    Excuse my ignorance but is the A500 better or worse, I always heard really good things about the Seicento Schumachers.


    well theres obviously no comparison in power, interior etc but it IS great fun to drive - thats why ive kept it so long. it rolls a lot, but once you trust it, you realise it actually grips a lot more than you'd expect so you can really chuck it about!!

    i only expected to have it for two or three years at the most, so that says a lot. and despite what some think, its been (for me at least) incredibly reliable.

    Collected my A500 on Wednesday 4th March '09.

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    Re: Hi, new A500 owner here!
    « Reply #18 on: February 27, 2009, 10:52:13 am »
    Tbh fun and nippy are the reasons I've gone for the A500, with today's roads and traffic it should me more fun should be squeezed out of any journey than is possible in a big fast car.

    Ta for the heads up and I'm never going in front of jimbro in a convoy, wouldn't want to annoy him with my slow driving  ;D
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    Re: Hi, new A500 owner here!
    « Reply #19 on: February 27, 2009, 06:45:19 pm »
    Well I can lap a Seicento Abarth (essentially the same as the Schuey Sei) around Brands Hatch Indy circuit faster than most people can lap a modern family sized car with an engine twice the size and probably three times the power but I suspect that has more to do with me than the car. I also hold of the fastest ever times around the Brands Indy circuit in a Clio Sport Cup car (road spec not race spec) and that was a fair bit quicker than the Sei.


    Is anyone thinking what I'm thinking? :whistle:
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    Re: Hi, new A500 owner here!
    « Reply #20 on: February 27, 2009, 06:56:02 pm »
    Well I can lap a Seicento Abarth (essentially the same as the Schuey Sei) around Brands Hatch Indy circuit faster than most people can lap a modern family sized car with an engine twice the size and probably three times the power but I suspect that has more to do with me than the car. I also hold of the fastest ever times around the Brands Indy circuit in a Clio Sport Cup car (road spec not race spec) and that was a fair bit quicker than the Sei.


    Is anyone thinking what I'm thinking? :whistle:

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    Re: Hi, new A500 owner here!
    « Reply #21 on: February 27, 2009, 09:43:29 pm »
    ...with today's roads and traffic it should me more fun should be squeezed out of any journey than is possible in a big fast car.

    My thoughts exactly!

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    Re: Hi, new A500 owner here!
    « Reply #22 on: February 28, 2009, 03:53:25 pm »
    Well I can lap a Seicento Abarth (essentially the same as the Schuey Sei) around Brands Hatch Indy circuit faster than most people can lap a modern family sized car with an engine twice the size and probably three times the power but I suspect that has more to do with me than the car. I also hold of the fastest ever times around the Brands Indy circuit in a Clio Sport Cup car (road spec not race spec) and that was a fair bit quicker than the Sei.


    Is anyone thinking what I'm thinking? :whistle:

    Jimbro is the Stig?

    That's the least likely of the two options I was considering. :-\
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    Re: Hi, new A500 owner here!
    « Reply #23 on: March 11, 2009, 07:26:02 pm »
    Hello!  :wave:
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