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Old 30-06-2017   #16
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Re: Panda Cross to Abarth 595 Comp 180?

The deal is done so in 12 or so weeks, this hyperactive puppy will mine.

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Abarth 595 180 Bhp Competizione.
Performance pack (Carbon fibre Sabelt Seats, limited slip differential).
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7" Uconnect with Nav & Apple car play.
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Should be fun.

Thanks to Dean at Johnson's in Solihull for pulling the deal together.

The Panda is a fabulous car but with the C-HR replacing our GT86, there's a hole in the performance side of our fleet.
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Re: Panda Cross to Abarth 595 Comp 180?

Nice one.

Bet you can't wait to get your hands on it .
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Re: Panda Cross to Abarth 595 Comp 180?

Congrats Simon, well to be fair, it was only a matter of time! Looking forward to hearing the reports. Thankfully Abarths aren't readily available here otherwise I might be led astray! Whoever gets your Cross will get a nice car.
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Re: Panda Cross to Abarth 595 Comp 180?

I actually wanted to keep the 86 & Panda.

Effectively swap.

Two issues with this.

The 86 & my work car park aren't really compatible. Tight spaces, long doors, low car & a knackered back.

Plus, the Mrs didn't want the Panda as her car (despite pinching it most weekends).

I reckon the Hybrid CVT C-HHR will suit her in the main but she'll be pinching the 595 at every given opportunity for some fun......
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Re: Panda Cross to Abarth 595 Comp 180?

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I actually wanted to keep the 86 & Panda.

Effectively swap.

Two issues with this.

The 86 & my work car park aren't really compatible. Tight spaces, long doors, low car & a knackered back.

Plus, the Mrs didn't want the Panda as her car (despite pinching it most weekends).

I reckon the Hybrid CVT C-HHR will suit her in the main but she'll be pinching the 595 at every given opportunity for some fun......
It look like you always pull the short stick.
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Re: Panda Cross to Abarth 595 Comp 180?

Phase one is complete.

My wife picked up her brand new spaceship earlier. Very nice, I must say but at twice the price of my Panda, it ought to be!!

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So much tech, so futuristic. I've nicknamed it the milk float though....lol

Roll on my 595 though....
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Phase one is complete.

My wife picked up her brand new spaceship earlier. Very nice, I must say but at twice the price of my Panda, it ought to be!!

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So much tech, so futuristic. I've nicknamed it the milk float though....lol

Roll on my 595 though....
Cool car, C-HR.
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Re: Panda Cross to Abarth 595 Comp 180?

I've used the C-HR for the last two days. It's brilliant!

The 595 order is now confirmed so Green will become Red in 12 weeks time.

I see me using the C-HR as a regular daily though. Roles reversed as my wife normally nicks my cars

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Picked it up today. In love already.

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Re: Panda Cross to Abarth 595 Comp 180?

V Nice! A question, I notice on some abarths the boost gauge is tucked in beside the speedo whilst most are like yours on the dash, is this an option thing? Looking forward to hearing your running reports!
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V Nice! A question, I notice on some abarths the boost gauge is tucked in beside the speedo whilst most are like yours on the dash, is this an option thing? Looking forward to hearing your running reports!


Ta. The boost gauge is placed differently on LHD cars but has always been the same on RHD cars.
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Oh! It looks soooo good!
Have great times with it!
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Now that looks really cool! Those seats are epic.

Watch your licence!!
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Very cool car! Love those seats! This is the one with the locking front diff right?
Congratulations! Wish you loads of fun and safe miles.
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Seats remind me of the leon fr seats... the back is shaped very similar... cooool
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