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Title: New member - guidance needed
Post by: randomhero83 on January 14, 2022, 10:22:59 am
Hi all. Hope everyone is good. New memeber here after some advice and guidance. I have been a fan of the abarth for a few years now and I'm in a position that should allow me to join the abarth community. I am after some guidance on buying a used abarth. I have looked at the range of abarths and I am leaning over to the Comp. Is there any advice on what age I should be looking at (2015 onwards?) and what to look for? Thanks all. Looking forward to chatting to you all
Title: Re: New member - guidance needed
Post by: 124Abarthreplica on January 14, 2022, 06:31:10 pm
Welcome to Abarthisti randomhero83 :thumb:

As to buying a 595 then a 2015 on Comp should be 180bhp but you probably know that already. :)

Decide whether you go down the modified route or a standard factory car.

You also have the choice of auto or manual and convertible or hard top.

Enjoy your search
Title: Re: New member - guidance needed
Post by: randomhero83 on January 14, 2022, 08:57:09 pm
Hey, thanks for the reply. And thanks for the guidance. I was thinking of going down the factory route with view to mod later down the line. Defo gonna go manual too
Title: Re: New member - guidance needed
Post by: mj2k on January 20, 2022, 12:40:12 am
Hi and welcome :)

If you're planning to go down the modded route anyway, I'd say don't bother too much about the model, unless you're planning to stick to the standard Garrett turbo, in which case make sure you get one with the correct turbo since changing afterwards is an expensive faff.

Other than that, most bits and bobs are bolt-on, available relatively cheaply 2nd hand (except Sabelt seats, which are prohibitively expensive) and easy to swap over. My Turismo has pretty much turned into a 160bhp esseesse over the past few months for under £1000, albeit I went for 2nd hand Sparco R100s in place of Sabelts. So I'd say make sure you get the Garrett (assuming you're not going bigger), Sabelts (if you like them) and worry more about mileage, general condition and service history than looking for any particular model if modding is your aim.

Oh, the only other caveat is whether you want the cuter-looking pre-facelift or more aggressive facelift, since converting one into the other appears to be much more work than you'd expect.
Title: Re: New member - guidance needed
Post by: randomhero83 on January 21, 2022, 03:42:20 pm
Hi there, and thank you for the warm welcome.