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Why are you here?

I own an Abarth Grande Punto
66 (12.8%)
I own an Abarth 500
292 (56.7%)
I'm thinking of buying/have ordered an Abarth Grande Punto
11 (2.1%)
I'm thinking of buying/have ordered an Abarth 500
94 (18.3%)
I'm not planning on buying, I just like Abarth
3 (0.6%)
Some other reason
13 (2.5%)
I own an Abarth Punto Evo
30 (5.8%)
I'm thinking of buying/have ordered an Abarth Punto Evo
6 (1.2%)

Total Members Voted: 470

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Offline tweetysv650s

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Re: Why are you here?
« Reply #15 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:
Lo scorpione lo ha incitato a farlo

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    Offline richbrowne

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    Re: Why are you here?
    « Reply #16 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
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    Offline lee

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    Re: Why are you here?
    « Reply #17 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.

    Offline 1mmortal

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    Re: Why are you here?
    « Reply #18 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 :)
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    Offline Silver Fox

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    Re: Why are you here?
    « Reply #19 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!
    :)
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    jc_abarth

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    Re: Why are you here?
    « Reply #20 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

    Offline Blueey

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    Re: Why are you here?
    « Reply #21 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.
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    Re: Why are you here?
    « Reply #22 on: May 05, 2009, 10:39:28 pm »
    Forgot you can reset your vote, changed from ordered to have  ;D

    Offline DevilAndGod

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    Re: Why are you here?
    « Reply #23 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*
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    Re: Why are you here?
    « Reply #24 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 :)

    Offline Joe

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    Re: Why are you here?
    « Reply #25 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:
    « Last Edit: May 08, 2009, 09:00:09 pm by Joe »

    Offline scuderia sitar

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    Re: Why are you here?
    « Reply #26 on: May 08, 2009, 09:40:04 pm »
    What sort of noise does a scorpion make?  Anyone know?
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    Offline lloyd

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    Re: Why are you here?
    « Reply #27 on: May 08, 2009, 09:41:07 pm »
    sort of  nyikk nyikk i reckon

    Offline Joe

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    Re: Why are you here?
    « Reply #28 on: May 08, 2009, 09:53:32 pm »
    sort of  nyikk nyikk i reckon

    Thats similar to the noise I've been practising  :thumb:

    Offline Joe

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    Re: Why are you here?
    « Reply #29 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.





     

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