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Offline Capriwidow

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Re: Oops think I just bought an Abarth 500
« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2009, 07:05:00 pm »
I too was forced to buy a small version - managed to get one from the same dealer as buying the car from - Glyn Hopkins, Romford.  The wait is just too long........ November is so far away.  Good news is the car port is being built next week - Bartie will have some shelter when he eventually arrives!
Bartie has arrived!!!!

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    Offline Paula

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    Re: Oops think I just bought an Abarth 500
    « Reply #31 on: September 19, 2009, 07:40:02 pm »
     :) I have a garage but I think I'm keeping my mx-5 so I probably need to garage that.

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    Re: Oops think I just bought an Abarth 500
    « Reply #32 on: September 24, 2009, 12:35:06 pm »
    hi Paula
    congratulations on your latest decision, Red was the first 500 i saw and loved. I desperately wanted the red leather seats though, and thought red & red would be far too much, so have the pearlescent paint instead, which i love, though have to clean constantly. I've just joined the forum too, but have had my A500 since 4th July, and just discovered all you guys on here. Sounds like we are in similar profession. I have worked in the community, but am now a ward staff nurse. I have interesting memories of trying to get out into the 'sticks' in various vehicals to visit clients. Often being held up by herds of cows. I wish you well with your journeying.
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    Re: Oops think I just bought an Abarth 500
    « Reply #33 on: September 24, 2009, 07:34:13 pm »
    Hiya,

    Community diabetes dietitian of all things here. I also thought red with red might be a little too red (if that is possible) - looked fantastic with the black on the tester though so I imagine it looks good with your paint as well.

    Paula
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    Re: Oops think I just bought an Abarth 500
    « Reply #34 on: October 03, 2009, 01:21:18 am »
    Hi Paula

    I had similar experience over in Nuneaton, VW dealer was totally dis-interested until i told him my budget where he perked up a bit, at which point i'd already figured he was a knob! I dealt with Ben at Research who was a top bloke, hope you have the same experience with Ian.

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    Re: Oops think I just bought an Abarth 500
    « Reply #35 on: October 03, 2009, 05:16:44 pm »
    I think part of the problem was that I knew I needed a new car as the Mx-5 really wasn't cutting it driving a lot in the ice and snow and after dark but I really didn't want to spend the money - so maybe I wasn't coming across as a serious purchaser. I'm also quite immune to sales techniques as the salesmen have been to the same behavioural change training as I have (the psychologists even admit they can moonlight teaching salesmen) - so it just irritates me!

    The Abarth was the first car that actually convince me I wanted to part with all my savings!

    Ian was very good when I bought the car - although I do seem to be having a little bit of trouble extracting a reciept with what I have ordered from them. In all fairness though it may just be a problem with the postal service.

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    Red A500, 17" 10 Spoke Alloys and Black Leather: It's very red and it goes vroooooom.

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    Re: Oops think I just bought an Abarth 500
    « Reply #36 on: October 03, 2009, 07:03:38 pm »
    Really can't wait to see your car Paula, if you don't mind sharing pics that is...

    I know I'm after the 10" spoke wheels and black leather, just keep swinging on the main body colour.
    Today's mood has been camp grey, then bossanova white and now reading this thread, maybe red again, doh!

    Are you going for side stripe stickers? Body colour mirrors?
    If your combo isn't already featured (or you have a pic that shows it off better) hoping you'll let me add one to www.leichatcom/abarth500

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    Re: Oops think I just bought an Abarth 500
    « Reply #37 on: October 03, 2009, 07:46:04 pm »
    fourth Red one along is what mine will lool like ;D

    Offline Paula

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    Re: Oops think I just bought an Abarth 500
    « Reply #38 on: October 04, 2009, 09:56:12 pm »
    There will be photographs but it's not due for a while yet.

    Paula
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    Re: Oops think I just bought an Abarth 500
    « Reply #39 on: October 07, 2009, 02:21:33 pm »
    My order form turned up in the post today so I now have tangible evidence that it wasn't all just my imagination!
    Paula
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    Re: Oops think I just bought an Abarth 500
    « Reply #40 on: October 07, 2009, 03:25:00 pm »
    hi paula
     is that 5 weeks down 7 to go now?
    i am now waiting for mine again, as i stupidly went and crashed it monday night in the lanes near where i live. i just wrote a new posting about it.
    any way i am feeling very sick about the whole thing. Sounds like you have already owned sports cars, and probably more used to them than me, i have only driven huge 7 seater, 4 wheel drive jobbies for the last 15 years, so am (obviously) finding the conversion a bit more tricky than expected. Will you get your car before christmas?
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    Re: Oops think I just bought an Abarth 500
    « Reply #41 on: October 09, 2009, 03:44:00 pm »
    I hope so or otherwise it's gonna cost more in vat. Think it's due end of November. At present I'm stuck at home waiting for the side effects of the migraine drugs to wear off so I can drive again (or me to get so peed off I flush the damn things for being ineffective and making me feel rubbish). So I can't drive anything at the mo anyhow. Two weeks off work might sound good, but when you can't drive or use the Internet for more than a quick 5 minutes or watch much tv it gets pretty old pretty quick. Argh gotta gi as my vision is starting to blur. 

    Sorry to hear about your accident. Sometimes v
    bad stuff just happens, but turbo powered rollerskates need treating with a certain amount of respect :)

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    « Last Edit: October 09, 2009, 03:46:29 pm by Paula »
    Red A500, 17" 10 Spoke Alloys and Black Leather: It's very red and it goes vroooooom.

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    Re: Oops think I just bought an Abarth 500
    « Reply #42 on: October 09, 2009, 03:59:25 pm »
    Paula

    Some good news to help you feel better. VAT does not go back up to 17.5% until 1st January 2010 so on the basic car that will mean an increase of £171.09.

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    Re: Oops think I just bought an Abarth 500
    « Reply #43 on: October 09, 2009, 07:31:21 pm »
    aaarghh mate migraines are the worst. hope you recover soon  :-[.
    yeh have certainly learnt my lesson. Good description  :) :)
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    Re: Oops think I just bought an Abarth 500
    « Reply #44 on: October 10, 2009, 10:31:26 am »
    Paula

    Some good news to help you feel better. VAT does not go back up to 17.5% until 1st January 2010 so on the basic car that will mean an increase of £171.09.

    Basic car is £13600, take off 15%, put back 17.5% and that's an increase of £295

    Or in the case of my specced up SS, another £417 to find if mine doesn't arrive before the end of the year ???
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