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Offline JamesR

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« on: October 22, 2021, 03:46:20 pm »
Hello everyone,

As a new member and a soon to be Abarth owner .
I am looking for some advice please guys.
As a long established  62 year old petrol head I will be buying an Abarth in the next couple of weeks.
The question is which one….please help.

I need performance and noise but not the aggressive ride quality of the Comp.
I realise none of the models are comfort expresses but at my tender years I need the least aggressive suspension set up
I like the Turismo ( enough pace but not enough noise so I thought of the Trofeo but would like leather inside so my conclusion was the 695 Yamaha …plenty of shove and the finest of of exhaust sounds but I could really do with your advice.
It’s a Sunday morning blast car and a local run around and not the main car.
My budget is £16/£17 k
Any help would be much appreciated
Thanks again .

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    Offline mj2k

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    « Reply #1 on: October 23, 2021, 02:23:52 am »
    Hi, I'm a new member here too and haven't got my first Abarth yet (it's due for delivery late next week) but from what I've gathered the models with the 16 inch wheels have a bit of a smoother ride, and the Koni FSDs help to keep the car handling nicely in the corners without making it too harsh. And the standard leather seats are seemingly more comfy than the Sabelts.

    There's no reason any Abarth you buy has to keep the same bits though, so if you were e.g. to go for a Turismo there's no reason you couldn't put the Monza exhaust or whatever on to improve the soundtrack, or fit Konis all round to make the most of the handing without compromising ride quality too much (I've got both sitting in the garage awaiting a car to fit them to). And as long as it's got the gt1446 turbo you're only a remap away from having the same power as the Comp. Or get a Comp, then fit the less sporty wheels and seats.

    695 Yamaha or even better Tributo Ferrari would be a lovely beast by the sounds of it, but all the reviews seem to suggest you're paying a premium over the 595 just for the exhaust and for it to be refinished in Italy with
     a 'designer label' rather than getting an awful lot else.

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    « Reply #2 on: October 23, 2021, 07:15:34 am »
    Many thanks for your info and advice, as I write I am trawling through Autotrader and will take on board your comments.
    Which model did you go for ?
    Hope you enjoy the new purchase.
    Go steady.

    Offline 124Abarthreplica

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    « Reply #3 on: October 23, 2021, 11:07:06 am »
    Welcome to the forum JamesR :thumb:

    What ever car you choose ultimately its the road surface that will determine comfort unfortunately ;D

    Offline mj2k

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    « Reply #4 on: October 23, 2021, 11:57:39 am »
    Many thanks for your info and advice, as I write I am trawling through Autotrader and will take on board your comments.
    Which model did you go for ?
    Hope you enjoy the new purchase.
    Go steady.

    I was planning to go for an early 500c, get an early, crashed Abarth 500 donor and cross-breed them. But unexpectedly won an auction from Copart for a 2015 595 Turismo which is way too good to be a donor, so I'll have a 595 Turismo when it arrives :)

    It will be wearing Konis, Eibach Sportline springs and a spring-type Monza exhaust soon after though...