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Re: Panda Cross to Abarth 595 Comp 180?

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Re: Panda Cross to Abarth 595 Comp 180?

Yep. I don't much like the spec (apart from the colour!!) but it's the nearest to me, and there are some lovely twisty, bumpy roads around BSE. I'm keen to see how it compares to my old DS3 DSport THP, which I still rate highly as a great blend of performance, handling, comfort and style. (Pity that the THP's Prince engine proved to be so woefully unreliable.)
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Hope it goes well. I'd wrangle oil and pollen filter change with copy of parts bill as part of deal if like it. 4 litres of Selenia 10w 50 and oem filters around 53. Handbook will confirm am sure.
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@gar074 how did you get on? Bit different am sure
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Haven't managed to get over there yet - family stuff got in the way - but I'm on leave this coming week, so it's still very much on the agenda. I dropped into the Fiat dealer in Cambridge this afternoon to see if they had any second-hand ones (they aren't Abarth dealers themselves, but there are a couple of Abarth dealerships in their network) and one of their guys very kindly let me sit in his new Competizione, and start it up. Awesomely giggle-inducing exhaust noises, and I can squeeze my middle-aged spread into the Sabelt seats, so that's a bonus.
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Red one due into group stock at Glyn Hopkin Herts. Would rather have yellow as well.
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Tasty, You went for Beats Audio too I see! Have you tried CarPlay yet?


Car play is a bit pointless IMO. The main app I wanted on the screen (Cyclops speed cameras......which I'll need....lol) isn't one you can select
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Love the carbon fibre dash! Is that the standard fit?

I'm going to look at a low-mileage yellow one this weekend, en route to Cambridge.

How are your neighbours coping with the popping and banging from that exhaust? I can imagine some South Walian rolling of the eyes, and comments like "Oh, it's him again - another noisy new car!", but at least their early mornings are undisturbed by the wraith-like silence of the C-HR.


The carbon dash was 600. Had to be done with the seats & steering wheel

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Our old Brera & V6 had stainless systems. They went a couple of years back. I bet they'd thought they'd gone deaf...lol
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Re: Panda Cross to Abarth 595 Comp 180?

Massive drooling here.
I've put on an extra lottery tonight. Mind you I'd be keeping the Panda for trips to the dump and ferrying grand children.
You enjoy your new car.... lucky ***
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@gar074 have you had 178 horses under your right foot yet?!
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@gar074 the Abarth 595 you found been reduced in price. Pentagon doing deal on new Abarth 145. @Squadrone Rosso how are you finding yours. Picking new Panda up Sunday
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Re: Panda Cross to Abarth 595 Comp 180?

Too busy in work this past week to pursue this
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Re: Panda Cross to Abarth 595 Comp 180?

@Al D, been away all week with work. Great fun though.
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