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Old 08-01-2010   #16
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Re: Anybody Got The Essesse Kit Their Abarth?

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I wouldn't worry too much about the warranty repairs - you know how hard my 500 gets driven and it has been the most reliable car I have ever owned
Much to my disbelief so have mine. Both 500's have been very reliable, in face, mechanically, apart from the washer issue, I've had no problems.
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I wouldn't worry too much about the warranty repairs - you know how hard my 500 gets driven and it has been the most reliable car I have ever owned
Wish i could say the same! I am just unlucky...

Plenty of other A500 owners i know have driven theirs hard from new and had no issues at all.
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Wish i could say the same! I am just unlucky...

Plenty of other A500 owners i know have driven theirs hard from new and had no issues at all.
Could be how it's driven, you may give it a harder life.
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Could be how it's driven, you may give it a harder life.
Either way, at least the dealers won't argue when it comes to warranty work, unless they are hypocrites of course. Some dealers have race prepped Abarth 500 Assetto Corse models with their names all over them which they take to racing events etc. If they choose to promote a brand in this way then that's fine, i just hope they realise the image it's portraying. A bit ironic if you watched them nail it around a track all day then you took your car in and they refused to replace a part because they thought the car had been thrashed!
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yes but trouble is that the abarth isnt really a track car is it, despite what fiat would tell us.

i wouldnt reckon on mine lasting long without major mechanical issues if i genuinely thrashed the thing regularly at track days!
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yes but trouble is that the abarth isnt really a track car is it, despite what fiat would tell us.

i wouldnt reckon on mine lasting long without major mechanical issues if i genuinely thrashed the thing regularly at track days!
Exactly, nobody would, that's my point! If they don't want us to drive fast, then why take a race prepped version of the car we own and thrash it around a race track!? It only makes the inner boy racers (and girl racers!) of us all want to do exactly the same
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SO would the kit hold a price? e.g. £1000 on the resale value?
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SO would the kit hold a price? e.g. £1000 on the resale value?
I doubt it tbh, even if it did hold an extra £1k, that's still almost £2k you've lost. The A500 is fine in standard form imo, another guy had his tested (he's on here too) 146 BHP standard.
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Re: Anybody Got The Essesse Kit Their Abarth?

Personally, I think the Esseesse kit is very expensive considering the small gain in performance etc.
As DraigFlag mentioned, the Abarth is great in standard form & a large proportion of the kits value will, IMHO, be lost, come part-ex time.
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I doubt it tbh, even if it did hold an extra £1k, that's still almost £2k you've lost. The A500 is fine in standard form imo, another guy had his tested (he's on here too) 146 BHP standard.
same as mine lol.
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I am refreshing the thread

This is probably the question which every owner of newly bought Abarth 500 NP has to face sooner or later (before 20000 km / 1 year deadline passes). To Esseesse or not to Esseesse? The kit costs in Poland about 2357 € with fitting cost included. For the same amount of money I would get Asseto Koni suspension kit + Record Monza exhaust. What would you choose? I would really like to hear your opinion. I drive Abarth mainly on long routes and quite regularly on track days.

I am also curious if there is really such a power feeling difference when comparing standard Abarth to Esseesse?
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I am refreshing the thread

This is probably the question which every owner of newly bought Abarth 500 NP has to face sooner or later (before 20000 km / 1 year deadline passes). To Esseesse or not to Esseesse? The kit costs in Poland about 2357 € with fitting cost included. For the same amount of money I would get Asseto Koni suspension kit + Record Monza exhaust. What would you choose? I would really like to hear your opinion. I drive Abarth mainly on long routes and quite regularly on track days.

I am also curious if there is really such a power feeling difference when comparing standard Abarth to Esseesse?
Yes, I'd go for suspension plus monza too ; )
I have the 595/695/SS suspension on my 500 TA and its amazing.
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