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Offline will-w

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Well I finally did it!
« on: January 23, 2011, 07:05:03 pm »
Thought it was about time I stopped loitering and introduced myself properly.

I'm Will, I'm 23 and live in the South East (Kent to be precise).

I finally plucked up the courage and today, signed on the dotted line for my first Abarth ;D

It's a September 2009, Abarth Grande Punto EsseEsse in Velocity Red and Titanium wheels.

It's also has the SkyDome roof and Climate Control, which makes it just that little bit more special (IMO of course)!! :)

I took some pictures today but due to it being very overcast and using my camera phone they didn't come out very well..  Will post more up on Saturday when I pick it up

Will
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Grigio Campovolo, Assetto Koni, Esseesse floating brakes, Skydome
Summer: Gunmetal 18" Esseesse with Bridgestone Potenza RE050A
Winter: Official Abarth Winter Kit (17" with Pirelli Sottozero 210)

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    Re: Well I finally did it!
    « Reply #1 on: January 23, 2011, 07:16:16 pm »
    Welcome to the fold.  Good choice.  :whistle:

    Offline thefamoushoops

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    Re: Well I finally did it!
    « Reply #2 on: January 23, 2011, 08:31:21 pm »
    Welcome!

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    Re: Well I finally did it!
    « Reply #3 on: January 23, 2011, 08:48:36 pm »
    Welcome to the Abarth family.

    Offline J_a_m_e_s

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    Re: Well I finally did it!
    « Reply #4 on: January 23, 2011, 08:59:28 pm »
    Welcome Will  :thumb:
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    Re: Well I finally did it!
    « Reply #5 on: January 23, 2011, 09:06:32 pm »
    welcome to the forum bud. enjoy your car i know you will.get your pictures up and come to the meets and shows :thumb: .
    Now with added monza fun :P

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    Re: Well I finally did it!
    « Reply #6 on: January 23, 2011, 09:27:15 pm »
    Welcome, it sounds like a great spec :thumb:

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    Re: Well I finally did it!
    « Reply #7 on: January 23, 2011, 10:09:53 pm »
    Welcome will  :wave:
    where abouts in kent are you from?
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    Re: Well I finally did it!
    « Reply #8 on: January 23, 2011, 10:55:49 pm »
    Hey Will,

    Good choice and you will have fun ;D.  It's been 2.5 years for me and the fun hardly ever stops.  It only stops on snow and ice downhill or in 50 cm floods, but that's all.  Let us know how you like your car.

    Take care
    Carol

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    Re: Well I finally did it!
    « Reply #9 on: January 23, 2011, 10:57:53 pm »
    Welcome will  :wave:
    where abouts in kent are you from?

    From Ashford, so kind of middle-ish :)

    I've attached two pictures, red one being my new toy (picture shamelessly stolen from AutoTrader) and the blue one is my current diesel runabout that is going on Saturday..  Will be sad to see it go! :(
    Abarth Punto Supersport
    Grigio Campovolo, Assetto Koni, Esseesse floating brakes, Skydome
    Summer: Gunmetal 18" Esseesse with Bridgestone Potenza RE050A
    Winter: Official Abarth Winter Kit (17" with Pirelli Sottozero 210)

    Offline Hawk

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    Re: Well I finally did it!
    « Reply #10 on: January 23, 2011, 11:07:52 pm »

    Welcome Will  :wave:

    Good choice and nice looking car, enjoy  :thumb:

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    Re: Well I finally did it!
    « Reply #11 on: January 23, 2011, 11:18:59 pm »
    I used to live a bit less east, medway towns!!
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    Re: Well I finally did it!
    « Reply #12 on: January 23, 2011, 11:22:55 pm »
    Hi Will.

    Yes, I understand.  Not great to see the previous Punto go.  However, after getting used to the GPA you won't be sad anymore.  I've been there just the same, ditching Sparks for Scorpi.  It was hard, and it took me some time, but now I am glad I did it.  Just for the torque in 6th gear, and the disk brakes all around, and the Sports button that never ever comes off, even in bad weather. 

    Take care
    C

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    Re: Well I finally did it!
    « Reply #13 on: January 24, 2011, 07:27:35 am »
    Thanks for all of the warm welcomes :D

    In all honesty I've had quite a few problems with the Sporting, it's been back 4 times in as many months for warranty work..  Which still isn't completely fixed, so I'm really looking forward to a change!

    I need to think of a name for her now, she's only got 3200 miles on the clock so I'll be pretty much running her in! ;D


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    I used to live a bit less east, medway towns!!

    Small world! :)  Where are you now?
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    Grigio Campovolo, Assetto Koni, Esseesse floating brakes, Skydome
    Summer: Gunmetal 18" Esseesse with Bridgestone Potenza RE050A
    Winter: Official Abarth Winter Kit (17" with Pirelli Sottozero 210)

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    Re: Well I finally did it!
    « Reply #14 on: January 24, 2011, 08:14:49 am »
    Welcome  :thumb: very good choice am sure you will love it.
    :)Kim & Anthony:)
    BMW 335i 309bhp at the wheels, 572nm of torque :-)