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Good afternoon folks.

Thank you for your various comments, it has really helped.

I do intend buying one, but I think I will stick to a normal 5 speed box. If nothing else there are more around and more akin to £23,000 rather than £38,000.

Why; because I will be doing 3-5k a year in it and obviously only part of that will be on the track.

I agree that cars are there to be used and enjoyed. There is little point buying a "toy" and then worrying about the money spent. If you can't afford it you are shouldn't buy it in the first place. Better to write it off in your own mind and if you do get anything at the end, then that is simply a bonus.

I will probably keep it 5 -10 years as I have my with my other toy and in which I do 4-5k a year. That is the overseas and summer car. The 695 will be my UK, spring and early winter car.

You asked what the other toy is; another "fiat", but this time with a prancing horse on the bonnet.

Thanks again for all your input. I will be in touch again as things develop.
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And if you thought the price of that Biposto exhaust tip was insane, check out this Hermes bagstrap.

JR in to Hermes??!!! you learn something every day
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Jesus, just thumbing through the latest issue of Evo and I looked in ‘The knowledge’ and noticed a 0-60 time of 5.9 seconds for the Biposto. Is it just me or is that not a bit glacial for a 30k 500 that weighs less than a 1000kg? My almost 20 year old Impreza turbo is quicker to 60... and about 30k cheaper! It does look horrid though.
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Jesus, just thumbing through the latest issue of Evo and I looked in ‘The knowledge’ and noticed a 0-60 time of 5.9 seconds for the Biposto. Is it just me or is that not a bit glacial for a 30k 500 that weighs less than a 1000kg? My almost 20 year old Impreza turbo is quicker to 60... and about 30k cheaper! It does look horrid though.

Hi How are things with you. I dip into the Forum from time to time ars OH is still with the 500. I have moved from the Alfa to a Jag XE now for a change.
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Jesus, just thumbing through the latest issue of Evo and I looked in ‘The knowledge’ and noticed a 0-60 time of 5.9 seconds for the Biposto. Is it just me or is that not a bit glacial for a 30k 500 that weighs less than a 1000kg? My almost 20 year old Impreza turbo is quicker to 60... and about 30k cheaper! It does look horrid though.
I think considering its a stripped out track racer, its kinda embarrassing that a similarly aged mini JCW costing about the same amount when new (but now considerable cheaper) can do 0-62 in 6 seconds with a back seat, radio, climate control and cruise control.
I can imagine that the JCW would go round a track blood fast as well, would certainly be comparable to the Biposto.
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I think considering its a stripped out track racer, its kinda embarrassing that a similarly aged mini JCW costing about the same amount when new (but now considerable cheaper) can do 0-62 in 6 seconds with a back seat, radio, climate control and cruise control.
I can imagine that the JCW would go round a track blood fast as well, would certainly be comparable to the Biposto.
It’s embarassing to be honest. If i spend 30k+ on a Panda coupe I want it to pretty much fly!
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Hi How are things with you. I dip into the Forum from time to time ars OH is still with the 500. I have moved from the Alfa to a Jag XE now for a change.
Things are good. Still got our 500, but it’s been off the road for a while due to the box pissing all it’s oil out. I’ve not got a 3 series touring that does silly mpg and I work in the automotive industry now.

Got to have a look at a Tesla Model 3 the other day, the quality was appalling, but it’s interesting nonetheless.
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Like most 500’s though, Abarths included, it’s more about the packaging rather then the actual performance that sells them, people think they’re getting more then they actually are, 5.9 is comparatively slow alright but not sure I’d like to go any quicker in a Panda Coupe as you rightly called it, I’m sure they’re a lot of fun all the same
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