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Offline Zato

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New in Surrey and need help
« on: February 15, 2013, 07:17:48 pm »
Hi all,

Back in 98 I purchased a Daihatsu mira avanzato trxx r4.  As you may know its a minature 4wd turbo and i owned it for 10 years, while not the fastest car out there it is the most fun I have ever had on 4 wheels and I've owned a number of more exotic cars since.  Now i've hit 40 i need another fun car that does not require absurd maintenance and the 595 seems to fit the bill.  Living in Coulsdon (j7 of m25) i have been unable to find a dealer nearby that has an abarth in stock for me to view to get an idea of driving position and interior space.  I have located a 595 that i can buy but I'm hesitant travelling half way across the country in case the car is not what i'm after. 

Does anyone here live in the surrey area that can take me for a quick spin ?  I understand fully if no one wants to help with thefts and society these days but worth an ask before i book the train.  Happy if people want to come to my house or I can pop round in my car.

Many thanks and have a good weekend all.

David


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    Offline Trooper

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    Re: New in Surrey and need help
    « Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 07:23:38 pm »
    Hi David Im sure someone will want to help  :thumb:

    Are you interested in a 595 Turismo or Competizione? as they have different seats that dont suit everyone  ;)

    Oh welcome  :wave:

    Offline Zato

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    Re: New in Surrey and need help
    « Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 08:24:15 pm »
    Comp.  think my backside will squeeze in !

    Offline Trooper

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    Re: New in Surrey and need help
    « Reply #3 on: February 16, 2013, 05:37:57 pm »
    Id love to help you but I'm in the Midlands  ;)

    Anyone in the Surrey area with a 595 comp that would help ???

    or possibly a 500 with sabelt seats  :)

    Offline Nadeem

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    New in Surrey and need help
    « Reply #4 on: February 16, 2013, 06:50:01 pm »
    The Avanzato's are an awesome little car. I was looking into one as a weekend driver.  I've had 2 GTti's in the past.  Shame Daihatsu don't make anything interesting now.

    Good luck with your search :D
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    Offline kevinbjones

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    Re: New in Surrey and need help
    « Reply #5 on: February 17, 2013, 02:57:35 am »
    i live in redhill and have a 500ss.no sabelts but happy to take you for a spin!?

    Offline Zato

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    Re: New in Surrey and need help
    « Reply #6 on: February 17, 2013, 04:58:19 am »
    That would be excellent Kevin.  Can't frigging sleep !!!  Was planning to drive to Lipscombe, maidstone in the morning as they have a 595 but this will save a few miles.  I sat in a 695 at Romans international a while ago and do recall the seat was slightly tight. May have to go on a diet.

    I pm you my mobile then we can speak in the morning.

    Thanks

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    Re: New in Surrey and need help
    « Reply #7 on: February 17, 2013, 05:00:04 am »
    No idea how to pm so its

    Thanks again

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    Offline kevinbjones

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    Re: New in Surrey and need help
    « Reply #8 on: February 17, 2013, 10:47:19 am »
    just called got your answer phone!
    you may be intrested to know i went past romans last week and they had a black 595 on the forecourt!

    Offline Zato

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    Re: New in Surrey and need help
    « Reply #9 on: February 18, 2013, 01:40:27 pm »
    Thanks for yesterday Kevin.  Have spoken to dealer again and may have a 595 before the week is out :)  Luckily the monza exhaust is fitted at the dealership and they have yet to fit it so I may just take the exhaust boxed as based on youtube the Monza maybe too loud for london and my senior years.

    David

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    Re: New in Surrey and need help
    « Reply #10 on: February 18, 2013, 06:14:59 pm »
    The Monza Is discreet compared to some aftermarket exhausts  ;)
    Depending on how your driving  ;D

    I wouldn't be without mine  :)

    Glad a fellow member helped you out  :thumb:

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    Re: New in Surrey and need help
    « Reply #11 on: February 20, 2013, 08:00:57 pm »
    glad i could help david maybe you could return the favour when you get the 595 (assuming it has konis)
    and come take me for a spin so i can see if the konis are worth the money??

    Offline Zato

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    Re: New in Surrey and need help
    « Reply #12 on: February 21, 2013, 06:31:21 pm »
    Happy to Kevin