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A500 Ordered today!!

Hey Guys,

Decided to part ex my Panda 100 in today for an Abarth 500 cant wait!! Got a great low rate finance deal at 4.9% and a silly good price on the Abarth itself!

Climate control, 17" Alloys and Split folding seats as options

Will post back when ive got some pictures!

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Wow sounds good! Take it you bought it from Corkills? What colour is it? Any other options? Had mine 2 years now.
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Re: A500 Ordered today!!

Hey

Should be picking the car up early next week and time seems to have near stopped waiting for the call to pick the car up!!

The car is in white with only the options stated, could have gone wild on the options list but sadly had a budget to work too! Still very excited as im seeing it as an even more fun version of the already loved Panda 100!

I assume its been 2 years of problem free motoring thats the idea anyway!!

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Congratulations on the order. Did you go for the multispokes or the petals ?
I'm handing my 500 1.4 tomorrow to the new owner. Had one last blast in it tonight. Will you miss your Panda 100bhp ?
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I assume its been 2 years of problem free motoring thats the idea anyway!!

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Er not exactly! My 2nd year report is on here if you want to read. Despite this, i still love the car and wouldn't say no to another one!
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I assume its been 2 years of problem free motoring thats the idea anyway!!

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I thought it would be 3 years given that the warranty lasts the long ?

My 1.4 sport is gone now so I'm back to the Marea Weekend - at the least I have something to drive. Thought I would write her a little note about the car and it ended up being 5 pages long ! I took a little licence and described the car as being half-an-abart. In mourning at the moment
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I thought it would be 3 years given that the warranty lasts the long ?
I thought I'd correct myself before someone else did .
Didn't realised that the standard 3 years on the 500 was reduced to 2 years on the Abarth. Good excuse to cover 30k each year to make the most of the warranty !
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It's a 3 year 60,000 mile warranty, it's just that i've had mine for 2 years
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Great news, is this spec in the dealer already and ready to roll???

Cos I've got to wait 8 weeks for mine
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Congratulations on the order. Did you go for the multispokes or the petals ?
I'm handing my 500 1.4 tomorrow to the new owner. Had one last blast in it tonight. Will you miss your Panda 100bhp ?
It has the Petals and as for missing the Panda 100 I would have to say yes I think I will miss it indeed. The Panda 100 put a smile on my face every single time I drove it and over the last 4 years ive never once regreted buying a Panda 100HP or not!

Ive always wanted an Abarth original yet this just isnt practical so a modern version will fill that gap nicely!!

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It's a 3 year 60,000 mile warranty, it's just that i've had mine for 2 years
http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...39jp?logcode=p

Hi DraigFlag87. When I checked the summary page on autotrader it states 2 years. Was this reduced from the 3 years that you got ? Is it the case that all 2009 Abarth models will be coming out of warranty in 2012 ? When I was working out the finances on importing an Abarth I thought that some individuals would be looking to upgrade to multi-air and a new warranty in 2012. I felt that the prices may be more within my reach given the uncertainty of the import taxes that would be due - it is estimated that it would be around 3k depending on the inspector. All imports into Ireland only have a maximum of 2 years warranty irregardlessly of them having more at the time of purchase.
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It has the Petals and as for missing the Panda 100 I would have to say yes I think I will miss it indeed. The Panda 100 put a smile on my face every single time I drove it and over the last 4 years ive never once regreted buying a Panda 100HP or not!

Ive always wanted an Abarth original yet this just isnt practical so a modern version will fill that gap nicely!!

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I like the petals [particularily on the black) but the multispokes also look well on the white. At least the Petals will easy to clean ! After the drive that I had in an Abarth I kinda lost interest in my 1.4 sport but I was out of sorts to see it go particularily when I had to go back to an old Marea weekend. I found the 500 very practical and would use it like a little van. It could carry most of what I would need and only needed to use the estate on the rare occassion. I know it would a sin - but at least the 500 can take a thule roofrack if you're stuck. I have considered changing the marea estate to a Panda as a 'hacker'.
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Is it the case that all 2009 Abarth models will be coming out of warranty in 2012 ?
2009 to 2012 is 3 years by my count. Bought mine in 2009, had it 2 years and i still have a year left on the warranty. Am i missing something here?
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2009 to 2012 is 3 years by my count. Bought mine in 2009, had it 2 years and i still have a year left on the warranty. Am i missing something here?
No that's fine Draigflag. I was getting conflicts on the Autotrader summary update. It's 3 years for the warranty. Thanks for the update.
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No that's fine Draigflag. I was getting conflicts on the Autotrader summary update. It's 3 years for the warranty. Thanks for the update.
I guess you could have been confused by the SS warranty. Basically, the SS kit has a 2 year warranty. You must have the SS kit fitted within 1 year (or 12,000) miles from when the car is new. That's why i tell people to get it 1 year after buying the car, gives them a chance to save up but also means the warranty will expire with the rest of the car's warranty!
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