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Thanks for the info Tony
the guy at the garage was actually quite helpful, although he couldn't really give me any idea on how long it would be until the next oil change. He also confirmed what you said about checking oil quality at service before just changing it.

Only problem was, as it was being done I started to wander round their used cars and ended up driving a GP Sporting multijet 130 with leather. Very very nice car, very tempted to trade - especially as they are willing to do a swap with money my way.
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Thanks for the info Tony
the guy at the garage was actually quite helpful, although he couldn't really give me any idea on how long it would be until the next oil change. He also confirmed what you said about checking oil quality at service before just changing it.

Only problem was, as it was being done I started to wander round their used cars and ended up driving a GP Sporting multijet 130 with leather. Very very nice car, very tempted to trade - especially as they are willing to do a swap with money my way.
Way to go! Check history & servicing has been done though, a few minor niggles with the GP's but nothing major really, 58,000 on mine now & I'm keeping it, its a brill car for the money!
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Thanks for the info Tony
the guy at the garage was actually quite helpful, although he couldn't really give me any idea on how long it would be until the next oil change. He also confirmed what you said about checking oil quality at service before just changing it.

Only problem was, as it was being done I started to wander round their used cars and ended up driving a GP Sporting multijet 130 with leather. Very very nice car, very tempted to trade - especially as they are willing to do a swap with money my way.
Nah you don't want a GP! People won't look at you and point and smile or come up to you in the street and comment on your car and you won't be able to look out at your car and smile.

I am of course being sarcastic If a GP is better for you then go for it

Just keep in mind the prices you can get new ones for

http://fiatsupasaver.com/SelectACar.aspx?vID=2

You could swap for a new one and still have change in your pocket perhaps!
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Nah you don't want a GP! People won't look at you and point and smile or come up to you in the street and comment on your car and you won't be able to look out at your car and smile.
I am of course being sarcastic If a GP is better for you then go for it

Just keep in mind the prices you can get new ones for

http://fiatsupasaver.com/SelectACar.aspx?vID=2

You could swap for a new one and still have change in your pocket perhaps!
How very very dare you dude... after 3 years I still do that... and both my daughters boyfriends are awestruck too lol! 500 is a bit girly after all's said n done... No offence lads!

Edit :- For those who have had an Abarth or breathed on and added extras to their standard 500's they CAN look cool... (ish) :-)
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How very very dare you dude... after 3 years I still do that... and both my daughters boyfriends are awestruck too lol! 500 is a bit girly after all's said n done... No offence lads!

Edit :- For those who have had an Abarth or breathed on and added extras to their standard 500's they CAN look cool... (ish) :-)
Yeah it is a little girly. If you think that the 500 is girly though you should have a testdrive of a 500c..... man I felt very much on show so to speak. Definitely couldn't get away with driving one of them myself
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Again I simply don't see how a garage will make money when they have to put 3 litres of the proper spec oil in, an oil filter, an air filter and possibly spark plugs? I very much doubt you'll get proper spec proper quality parts.
Spark plugs are not a sevicable item on the multijet.
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Spark plugs are not a sevicable item on the multijet.
But does he have an MJ? I know the OP does but Mr 50 service doesn't specify what he has
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But does he have an MJ? I know the OP does but Mr 50 service doesn't specify what he has
I'd hope he does. Only way a 50 quid sevice even comes close to making sense is if it's just an oil and filter change.
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I'd hope he does. Only way a 50 quid sevice even comes close to making sense is if it's just an oil and filter change.
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