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Title: Why are you here?
Post by: AlexK on November 22, 2008, 05:07:27 pm
Now we've got the membership up to 50-odd, I'd like to start planning what happens next.

To start with, I've created a simple poll, and I'd be mega-grateful if everyone could pick the option that best describes them.

Do you own a GPA?  Got a 500 on order?  Or are you just hanging out?

Feel free to add your comments, too.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: AndyW on November 22, 2008, 05:40:12 pm
I'll be buying an Abarth 500 at some point, so thats my specific reason.

Being a particular fan of hot hatches though I'm here because the Abarth relaunch interests me,  both for the 500 and Punto.
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: James on November 22, 2008, 06:20:21 pm
I'm here because I've got a 500 Abarth on order. We are also car mad. We also have a Smart Roadster, a 1974 Beetle, an MG BGT, a T25 VW Camper Van and a Sport Track 4x4. Unfortunately the Smart will have to go when the Abarth arrives due to lack of space. A shame as it's a brilliant car. 
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: iain500 on November 23, 2008, 04:57:09 pm
I'm here because I've got a 500 Abarth on order and have an unhealthy obsession for Italian sports cars which has cost me a fortune. I need help!  ;D
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: John501 on November 23, 2008, 04:59:38 pm
Iain, THERE IS NO CURE!!!!!(goes away cackling and rubbing hands)
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: AlexK on November 24, 2008, 03:49:20 pm
Only 17 people voted out of 54 so far.  Please guys...
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Reteb on November 24, 2008, 06:35:15 pm
We're getting there, Alex

We're just not as fast as an Abarth, yet!
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: James on November 26, 2008, 12:20:45 am
Alex I had to Vote for "some other reason" as you didn't offer a vote for "I have a 500 Abarth on order"!!
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Gofra on November 30, 2008, 12:59:12 pm
Mainly because it's the only GPA specific forum where I can comunicate with other folks :) Oh yes, because I own a GPA...

Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: AlexK on November 30, 2008, 01:01:08 pm
Alex I had to Vote for "some other reason" as you didn't offer a vote for "I have a 500 Abarth on order"!!

Ah, I'd figured you'd be covered by "I'm thinking of buying a 500 Abarth" but I see your point.  I'll edit the options.

Thanks to those that have contributed so far.
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Chumley on November 30, 2008, 04:53:33 pm
500 Abarth on order; when it came to trying to find something completely different to our current Boxster without paying a fortune and wishing to have something better than 22mpg (Evo or Scooby), we thought back to how much fun we had with Italian hatches 10 years ago and it was a fairly simple choice.
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: TheSwede on March 08, 2009, 10:30:51 pm
I am here because I have a fantastic A500  ;D 8) :thumb:
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: george38 on March 08, 2009, 10:43:26 pm
I am here because I have a fantastic A500  ;D 8) :thumb:

likewise  :thumb:
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: richbrowne on March 09, 2009, 12:19:10 am
Have an A500 on order as per spec in signature and am always keen to help and pass on acquired experience to like minded friendly people. :thumb:
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Graham on March 09, 2009, 06:52:27 am
.. after getting the GPA last year, was looking for info and other peoples / owners comments, found it all here! kind of a one stop shop!!
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: tweetysv650s on March 09, 2009, 09:29:03 am
We are here as a result of a failed holiday romance :o We were in Italy visiting friends when we were lured into Scotti Abarth by a small yet beautifully formed italian temptress :whistle: Alright we saw and were taken out in an A500 loved it, came back to blighty and placed an order, I didn't fit when it came to the UK car. Heart break :'( A very nice man called John saw my pain and showed me a GPA....and on my birthday I'm getting a new car...brilliant :thumb:
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: richbrowne on March 09, 2009, 09:48:43 am
We are here as a result of a failed holiday romance :o We were in Italy visiting friends when we were lured into Scotti Abarth by a small yet beautifully formed italian temptress :whistle: Alright we saw and were taken out in an A500 loved it, came back to blighty and placed an order, I didn't fit when it came to the UK car. Heart break :'( A very nice man called John saw my pain and showed me a GPA....and on my birthday I'm getting a new car...brilliant :thumb:

A truly Happy Ending; or rather just the Beginning. ;D
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: lee on April 01, 2009, 12:39:40 am
i have wanted a 500 from the first time i saw pics of one long before the came out. I had a new sporting chinq when they first come out and i loved it. But when i got on the fiat web site and started adding the optons the i wanted it came to nearly £13000. Too much me chinq was only £7800. Then the abarth 500 was taking deposits i put my £500 straight away. But when i got to drive a 500 1.4 sport for size and a abarth punto for the engine, i found it to small but loved the punto.
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: 1mmortal on May 01, 2009, 10:57:25 pm
I'm here because I bought an Abarth after getting fed up with my GPA Sporting Diesel!
And i'm still here because.... i'm not sure! Must be the people :)
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Silver Fox on May 02, 2009, 10:28:43 am
Love all things Italian and also always had Italian cars (apart from a small moment of mid-life crisis with a RR Sport) FIATs Lancias Alfas and now an Abarth 500!
:)
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: jc_abarth on May 04, 2009, 06:24:56 pm
i've wanted the A500 ever since i saw it on topgear  ;D i'll be ordering 1 very soon
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Blueey on May 05, 2009, 10:25:24 pm
I'm here because, hang on, why am I here, Oh yes I have a A500 and I enjoy the feedback and the banter this sight has.
And another thing I have ticked the poll accordingly.
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: olopboy on May 05, 2009, 10:39:28 pm
Forgot you can reset your vote, changed from ordered to have  ;D
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: DevilAndGod on May 08, 2009, 07:40:39 pm
I own a Grande Punto Abarth     - 21 (32.8%)
I own a 500 Abarth    - 13 (20.3%)

*waits for the A500 swarm to update*
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: olopboy on May 08, 2009, 08:36:01 pm
A few of em are still waiting (although thier cars are now in the respective dealers) you know who you are :)
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Joe on May 08, 2009, 08:58:37 pm
A few of em are still waiting (although thier cars are now in the respective dealers) you know who you are :)

 ;)

I'm going to go and aquaint myself with my little scorpion tomorrow. I'm going to pilfer the keys and climb in the boot when no one's looking and sleep there for the next three weeks making scorpion noises...

 :tumbleweed:
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: scuderia sitar on May 08, 2009, 09:40:04 pm
What sort of noise does a scorpion make?  Anyone know?
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: lloyd on May 08, 2009, 09:41:07 pm
sort of  nyikk nyikk i reckon
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Joe on May 08, 2009, 09:53:32 pm
sort of  nyikk nyikk i reckon

Thats similar to the noise I've been practising  :thumb:
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Joe on May 08, 2009, 10:05:50 pm
Some scorpion species actually make a sound like a cricket. Many species Opistophthalmus stridulate using their mouthparts. Smaller species of this genus are less likely to stridulate due to the soft sound they would be able to produce. This soft sound would not be loud enough to startle car salesmen. Stiff bristles on the mouthparts are rubbed on the underside of the carapace to produce a hissing sound. Species with a deep V-shaped groove on the carapace, produce a louder noise than a shallow V-shape. In some species such as O. pallipes even second instar individuals can stridulate loudly.

Also, when I'm in the boot of my Abarth for the next 3 weeks the guys at Bauer Millett better not start sweeping up around me as I'll spend many daylight hours at the entrance to my boot lying 2-3cm down. It is probable that this door keeping is related to prey capture. Daytime staff form a large part of my diet. Furthermore, as a warning to the cleaner at Bauer Millett, a scorpion resting at the entrance to their burrow will often grab viciously at a broom that is moved at the entrance to their burrow.

The pedipalps of females are more rounded pincers than the male. In species such as O. pallipes and O. longicauda sexual dimorphism is extreme with males displaying exquisitely elongated pedipalps. Males are also smaller than females. Females also construct deeper burrows than males. As with other genera, males wander about looking for the spare wheel during the warmer months, and may be found sheltering under surface debris or in shallow burrows. Females construct a permanent burrow in the exhaust system and do not stray far away.

Members of this genus can deliver a painful sting. Under normal circumstances, envenomations are not life threatening. These scorpions often crush salesmen with their pincers and will use their venom to subdue larger members of satff.




Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: lloyd on May 08, 2009, 10:06:56 pm
i will use this as a chat up line
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: scuderia sitar on May 11, 2009, 07:52:11 am
Some scorpion species actually make a sound like a cricket. Many species Opistophthalmus stridulate using their mouthparts. Smaller species of this genus are less likely to stridulate due to the soft sound they would be able to produce. This soft sound would not be loud enough to startle car salesmen. Stiff bristles on the mouthparts are rubbed on the underside of the carapace to produce a hissing sound. Species with a deep V-shaped groove on the carapace, produce a louder noise than a shallow V-shape. In some species such as O. pallipes even second instar individuals can stridulate loudly.

Also, when I'm in the boot of my Abarth for the next 3 weeks the guys at Bauer Millett better not start sweeping up around me as I'll spend many daylight hours at the entrance to my boot lying 2-3cm down. It is probable that this door keeping is related to prey capture. Daytime staff form a large part of my diet. Furthermore, as a warning to the cleaner at Bauer Millett, a scorpion resting at the entrance to their burrow will often grab viciously at a broom that is moved at the entrance to their burrow.

The pedipalps of females are more rounded pincers than the male. In species such as O. pallipes and O. longicauda sexual dimorphism is extreme with males displaying exquisitely elongated pedipalps. Males are also smaller than females. Females also construct deeper burrows than males. As with other genera, males wander about looking for the spare wheel during the warmer months, and may be found sheltering under surface debris or in shallow burrows. Females construct a permanent burrow in the exhaust system and do not stray far away.

Members of this genus can deliver a painful sting. Under normal circumstances, envenomations are not life threatening. These scorpions often crush salesmen with their pincers and will use their venom to subdue larger members of satff.






Wow Joe, you're so knowledgeable.  Thanks for that   :thumb:
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Blueey on May 13, 2009, 11:22:02 pm
Some scorpion species actually make a sound like a cricket. Many species Opistophthalmus stridulate using their mouthparts. Smaller species of this genus are less likely to stridulate due to the soft sound they would be able to produce. This soft sound would not be loud enough to startle car salesmen. Stiff bristles on the mouthparts are rubbed on the underside of the carapace to produce a hissing sound. Species with a deep V-shaped groove on the carapace, produce a louder noise than a shallow V-shape. In some species such as O. pallipes even second instar individuals can stridulate loudly.

Also, when I'm in the boot of my Abarth for the next 3 weeks the guys at Bauer Millett better not start sweeping up around me as I'll spend many daylight hours at the entrance to my boot lying 2-3cm down. It is probable that this door keeping is related to prey capture. Daytime staff form a large part of my diet. Furthermore, as a warning to the cleaner at Bauer Millett, a scorpion resting at the entrance to their burrow will often grab viciously at a broom that is moved at the entrance to their burrow.

The pedipalps of females are more rounded pincers than the male. In species such as O. pallipes and O. longicauda sexual dimorphism is extreme with males displaying exquisitely elongated pedipalps. Males are also smaller than females. Females also construct deeper burrows than males. As with other genera, males wander about looking for the spare wheel during the warmer months, and may be found sheltering under surface debris or in shallow burrows. Females construct a permanent burrow in the exhaust system and do not stray far away.

Members of this genus can deliver a painful sting. Under normal circumstances, envenomations are not life threatening. These scorpions often crush salesmen with their pincers and will use their venom to subdue larger members of staff.

Crikey I didn't know Richard Attenborough had an Abarth.

Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Lewis on May 26, 2009, 08:40:43 pm
Are you a fellow Zoology person Joe?  ;D
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: magicmole on May 26, 2009, 08:47:07 pm
What sort of noise does a scorpion make?  Anyone know?

When I used a hammer to reduce one to kit form, it made a sort of crunching noise.
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Danno on June 01, 2009, 05:40:26 pm
john501 made me ..... the look he gives people ....... you just cant say no ...........

Just thought i would sign up to see what all the fuss was about hahaha, no seriously joined up to get some info and what not on the little pocket rockets, and just to see what you guys get up to once the car leaves the dealer
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: MickL on June 20, 2009, 11:28:29 am
Cos I have a GPA on order and I have loved Abarths for years, since the 131 days :thumb:
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Missing in Action on June 20, 2009, 11:31:36 am
Cos I have a GPA on order and I have loved Abarths for years, since the 131 days :thumb:

good man!  :thumb:
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Andrew on June 20, 2009, 02:53:06 pm
I'm here because I've ordered an AGP and I can't wait to get my hands on it!
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Andrewfuzzy on June 20, 2009, 03:31:18 pm
My A500 is officially on the boat....ut theres no specific option for that so its on order  :lala:
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Dom on July 09, 2009, 11:24:29 am
I am here as i love everything Abarth, particularly the early cars. I have a 1972 Fiat 500 that I have been slowly tuning to Abarth 695 Spec.

Here is my car and it's story so far...

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2915992

Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: AlexK on July 09, 2009, 12:20:31 pm
Cool, like it. ;D
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: scuderia sitar on July 09, 2009, 03:26:48 pm
Yes, very Luigi !!
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Chippy on July 16, 2009, 10:48:52 pm
I'm here because the wife has taken over the TV remote. Big Brother every poxy night  :banghead:

Oh, and I'm picking up my GPA SS on Saturday week  :thumb:
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: black abarth on July 20, 2009, 04:09:19 pm
I have just bought a black 500 abarth from arnold clark in glasgow.  My father used to tune fiat strada 130s and 131 sports, so I got the bug there.  Its just good to have a car again that makes you smile everytime you see it never mind driving it.
I am currently running it in so I am patiently waiting for right foot time.
 ;D
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: MickL on July 21, 2009, 10:32:25 am


Running it in ?? Didnt know I had to do that  ???
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: black abarth on July 21, 2009, 10:34:54 am
Arite mickl, I am currently trying to find out the best way to run it in, I take it you didn't.Jim :o
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: stericmay on November 02, 2009, 03:50:32 pm
as i am now a proud owner of a AGP  :wave:
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: DanT on November 02, 2009, 05:33:08 pm
I want a new car! GPA is the number 1 on my list, but I would also consider the 500. The only thing stopping me is insurace for a 19 year old is still way too high >:(
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: bignessie on January 31, 2010, 04:53:14 pm
I have an AGP love it had loads of cars and been on a few forums mainly Audi and Porsche but this one is probably the best 1 I have joined.
Oh and insurance is expensive in my eyes for this car anyway Im 30 and I paid less for a 300bhp volvo last year than im paying now.
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: carolt on April 23, 2010, 07:10:10 pm
Because I have an Abarth car and DF pointed me to this forum, which I really really like. :thumb:
C
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Kavan on January 30, 2011, 05:56:48 pm
Ordered a 500 and googled a forum. :wave:
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: garyskisplym on January 30, 2011, 06:51:59 pm
Im here as i own a APE but put AGP as not APE option   :'(
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: ctsui35 on February 07, 2011, 10:30:42 pm
Bought a A500c , just wanted to know , what goes wrong with them and how to remedy it. What you can do and what you shouldn't modify. It's been great also to get to know fellow Abarth owners. :thumb:
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Hatster on February 08, 2011, 12:09:15 pm
...spent 8 months convincing myself when I was buying our second car I didn't need an A500. Went to Wilson Fiat in Epsom and after testing an F500 I thought it would do the job. As I was about to leave I spotted and took out the A500 they had over from Thames. An hour later it had a deposit on it. The it got SS-ed. today it's getting Koni-ed.

Now I keep reading posts  about spacers, cold air intakes, extra tweaks to the ECU and other things that may as well bewritten in  Latin for all my lack of knowledge. But I worry if I ask what they all do and I get to understand, they will be next on the upgrade list. One question, how do I get that nitrous oxide stuff fitted? See, I know these things, I have watched The Fast and The Furious.  :whistle:
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: DanDey on February 08, 2011, 01:57:23 pm
...spent 8 months convincing myself when I was buying our second car I didn't need an A500. Went to Wilson Fiat in Epsom and after testing an F500 I thought it would do the job. As I was about to leave I spotted and took out the A500 they had over from Thames. An hour later it had a deposit on it. The it got SS-ed. today it's getting Koni-ed.

Now I keep reading posts  about spacers, cold air intakes, extra tweaks to the ECU and other things that may as well bewritten in  Latin for all my lack of knowledge. But I worry if I ask what they all do and I get to understand, they will be next on the upgrade list. One question, how do I get that nitrous oxide stuff fitted? See, I know these things, I have watched The Fast and The Furious.  :whistle:

hey m8, will be very interested in hearing your thoughts on the konis compared to a normal SS ride  :thumb:

I am hear cos I just love my abarth, it gives me a big smile every morning on my way to work. It is also such a great feeling to know there are so many here that share the same feeling  :thumb:
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: J_a_m_e_s on February 08, 2011, 04:23:10 pm
I am here because i tend to join forums that are the same as the car i own  :thumb: so thats 2 forums im with seems i have only ever owned fiat puntos and the abarth  :wave:
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Hatster on February 08, 2011, 04:30:03 pm
Quote
hey m8, will be very interested in hearing your thoughts on the konis compared to a normal SS ride 

DanDey, a quick 30-minute journey suggests it was the right decision. Ride was smoother while the handling seemed crisper. Will try and take it out for a longer run but first impressions from both me and the mechanic who fitted them was 'spot on'.
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: mightydquinn on March 31, 2011, 11:21:01 pm
I am on here because my shrink is closed on a night. ;)
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: carolt on April 01, 2011, 12:01:47 am
I am here because I want to be here.  And of course because I have the most beautiful and speedy GPA ;D
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Hozepipe on April 01, 2011, 07:46:44 am
I have no idea. Force of habit I guess.

The amusement/fun element has been slowly deteriorating over the past year. Still some useful information but I miss the wit and banter of those early pioneers that made a visit to the Forum my first task of the day. :'(
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Joe on April 01, 2011, 08:55:40 am
Long live the Mole.  :'(
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Hozepipe on April 01, 2011, 05:47:12 pm
Long live the Mole.  :'(

And Draig 'my hairs on fire' Flag  :'(
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Paula on April 01, 2011, 07:48:56 pm
Well back in the summer of '66, my folks went on two weeks holiday to Jersey . . . .

Paula
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: forester on April 13, 2011, 03:55:46 pm
Hi just on here doing some research before I decide to buy or not to buy.
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: AnonAbarth on April 13, 2011, 04:49:04 pm
Long live the Mole.  :'(
:wave:

The Mole is suffering from chronic writers' block. Inspiration is sorely needed.

However he might well surface again at one of the meetings. Easter is just round the corner, the ideal time for a comeback. Perhaps another trip to Wales might be on the cards. The MX5 can't knock the skin off a rice pudding for acceleration but it'll be pretty damn good on the bumps and twists of the Triangle. Bala-Trawsfynydd? Yes please.

He's looked at the Seat/Audi/Mazda forums and decided that cwb was preferable to the chronic boredom they would have induced.
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Joe on April 13, 2011, 05:06:49 pm
Long live the Mole.  :'(
:wave:

The Mole is suffering from chronic writers' block. Inspiration is sorely needed.

However he might well surface again at one of the meetings. Easter is just round the corner, the ideal time for a comeback. Perhaps another trip to Wales might be on the cards. The MX5 can't knock the skin off a rice pudding for acceleration but it'll be pretty damn good on the bumps and twists of the Triangle. Bala-Trawsfynydd? Yes please.

He's looked at the Seat/Audi/Mazda forums and decided that cwb was preferable to the chronic boredom they would have induced.


Found a new bit off that road - even better. An MX5 would like it up there, as would you I'm sure. You know where I am  :wave:
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: scuderia sitar on April 13, 2011, 08:41:08 pm
Hi just on here doing some research before I decide to buy or not to buy.

Have you bought yet then?
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: forester on April 16, 2011, 07:07:58 am
Hi scuderia sitar. No not yet will be the end of june early july if i decide to get the 500. but still not 100 % convinced yet.
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: DanDey on April 16, 2011, 07:19:13 am
am here STILL after 10 months because I find the forum friendly and welcoming, have made some good friends from it and ofcourse the love of the little rocket.

oh and also to annoy the mods  ;D
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: SamC on April 19, 2012, 08:23:39 pm
I joined because I was looking to buy an A500 E and wanted to know how I could find out it was pucker .... I was a member of the MX-5 forum and found that really helpful in times of need - I am not mechanically minded so need all the help I can get really!!!
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Dan on April 19, 2012, 08:53:25 pm
I joined because I finally found a car I actually love and wanted to speak to and make friends who actually had the same interests. Perhaps I need to attend more meetings and I wish their was more time in the day.
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: dan vbv on April 20, 2012, 08:46:47 pm
i get asked that alot  :'(
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: dixy on April 21, 2012, 08:47:16 am
I am here because I own an A500 and enjoy reading experiences and adding to posts. Best place to come when you need that little bit extra ;-)
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: SJH on April 21, 2012, 11:18:51 am
It's quite good to see this thread revived. Some illuminating old posts actually which show how the forum has developed.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: lloyd on April 21, 2012, 11:39:48 am
or not, nyikk nyikk ;D
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Justin on April 21, 2012, 04:34:34 pm
Here because i love these little cars, and it's a friendly place to be, unlike some, where people are so stuffy and full of their own importance.  :thumb:

Justin
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: borderman on May 11, 2012, 09:00:09 pm
I'm here because I love Italian cars and most of all the Abarth   :thumb:
   Dave.
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Stevetdci on May 18, 2012, 08:54:01 am
I've gone for the because i Like Abarth ..... although i am tempted to buy one :)
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: folgore on May 20, 2012, 03:01:40 pm

  Always a fan.

  when i was working with fiat i cam across fiat 124 spyders Fiat 130 TC Stradas and 850 scorpions.

  i owned a Autobianchi a112 abarth.
 

 
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Chriscribb on May 21, 2012, 06:58:33 pm
Hi everyone
Am coming to online forums in my dotage much to the amusement of my car mad son. Have just sold my beloved landrover defender 90 due to running costs and to regain my youth have bought a punto in grey with white stripes from dealer in Newcastle. My son thinks its cool - having plates transferred and picking car up at weekend so will be back with update. Cheers C
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Nick80 on May 21, 2012, 09:07:35 pm
As others said, joined as I usually join the forum for the cars I own. Useful to hear other opinions, reviews on dealer service etc etc.  Lots of cliquey-ness on here though, the whole 'chicken and meat racing' stuff totally passed me by, no idea what that was all about. At least you don't get pounced on by the Pistonheads pedants on here!
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: amazed on May 21, 2012, 09:27:01 pm
As others said, joined as I usually join the forum for the cars I own. Useful to hear other opinions, reviews on dealer service etc etc.  Lots of cliquey-ness on here though, the whole 'chicken and meat racing' stuff totally passed me by, no idea what that was all about. At least you don't get pounced on by the Pistonheads pedants on here!

Oh, you do, probably not as much though, with under 40 posts..... :thumb:
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Genga on May 23, 2012, 12:23:22 am
I'm here for info to see if it's worth moving from my CTR to a 500 :thumb:
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: vikian21 on June 01, 2012, 01:11:28 pm
I have ticked the 'owner' button, although this is not stricly true, at least not for another 10 hours  :D

This is the first owners forum I have joined, probably as my other cars haven't been worth discussing.

I am looking for advice, meets and general like-minded Abarth obessiveness
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: trundle75 on June 19, 2012, 06:45:02 pm
i am here because i own and love my a500 ;D
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: stevenvillatoro on June 19, 2012, 07:14:13 pm
I'm here to find the warmth and humo(u)r that I had with my prior MX-5 forum, now that I've defected. American Fiat/Abarth sites still have sluggish user participation, poor site functionality, and a different mindset about their cars. So, I wandered over here. :)
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: smilesoffun on July 09, 2012, 09:11:57 pm
To meet new friends (and I have) to attend events (done that to  ;D) to show my cars of to like minded people
and to have some fun  :thumb:

Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: marcomadeira on August 30, 2014, 03:05:01 pm
I'll be buying an Abarth 500 at some point, so thats my specific reason.

Being a particular fan of hot hatches though I'm here because the Abarth relaunch interests me,  both for the 500 and Punto.


i have both grand punto and 5oo abarth but wont let me add both lol
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Daryl on September 04, 2014, 10:19:11 am
To meet new friends (and I have) to attend events (done that to  ;D) to show my cars of to like minded people
and to have some fun  :thumb:

Pretty much the same reasons  ;D
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Georgeo on December 22, 2014, 11:11:07 pm

 I used the forum for information about Abarth prior to purchasing my A595, which I love,and I joined to keep informed and going forward inform about this iconic if sometimes slightly frustrating brand.
GD
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Taz on January 08, 2015, 06:12:56 pm
I'm here because I sold my previous passion and the garage looked empty without a toy in it. I visited this forum because I've always liked the Abarth style of motoring. Unlike my previous car club which is too stuffy and cliquey.
Abarths and their owners just seem to want to have fun motoring, yet be helpful to each other.
So I used the advice I saw on here. Bought a new Abarth 500, and every time my other half and I get in her we're grinning like a pair of Cheshire cats.
Becuse of that, I joined. :thumb: :wave:
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Pilot Officer Prune. on February 23, 2015, 08:12:17 pm
Specifically, I have just ordered one, I know very little about the brand, and forums are often a mine of useful information, and its nice to meet like minded people too.
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: victoriahurn on February 24, 2015, 03:51:01 pm
Joined up to get tips and help with my new purchase A500c

Showing my age, but had sportier cars when younger then got drawn into the era of the drab eco box, Decided its now time to have fun motoring again so what if its £180 a year in VED compared to a £0 VED ecobox...

My motoring really went downhill

Started off as a learner in a 1975 Alfa Alfasud
After passing test had some fun boxes Strada Cabrio, MG BGT, Toyota Celica, TVR Vixen, MG Midget, then it sort of went downhill. With Sierra's and Granada's even a flipping MG Montego  :whistle:

Stuck my head above the parapet a few years ago with a Abarth Stilo, but it was a total nightmare.

Lived last 6 years with the 500 and 500c Twinair.   So decided now was the time to have fun driving again.
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Brian1612 on February 24, 2015, 04:11:45 pm
Basically to meet like minded people as it's a rare brand of car  :thumb:
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Csr dog on April 21, 2015, 07:40:39 pm
I joined to research the AGP before i bought one, some great info and helpful members on here  8)
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: olivabih77 on May 29, 2015, 07:36:06 am
I have got ma Abarth 500
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Fish on May 29, 2015, 10:49:15 am
Initially it was looking for advice then I went and bought one.

Fish
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Thrusty on August 01, 2016, 12:09:16 pm
got the 500 c .loved it . but it was always spoiled by some clown tailgating . I got the abarth now this is less of a problem and the smile on my face would need a hammer and chisel to remove it
Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: Abarthian on May 22, 2017, 12:45:41 pm
Need another option here!         * I bought a Classic Abarth


Here to meet like-minded people and get help and advice with my new project/build:
a Yellow Fiat Punto MK2 1.8 HGT Abarth



Title: Re: Why are you here?
Post by: GTMartin on June 22, 2018, 02:23:35 pm
test 1