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500 Mrs Percymon's new ride

Introduction

Following my eye surgery it became abundantly clear we needed a car Mrs P was happy to drive, as she won't even sit in the drivers seat of my weekend toy and the Disco intimidates her. Having owned a 2004 Panda previously years ago, a 500 was an obvious choice (esp as i looked at buying a new 1.4 sport back in 2009 under scrappage scheme, but them opted for a more practical Golf!).

So we picked this 2014 500S 1.2 up as a private sale, with 37k miles on it was pretty clean but needed some work to get it to my standard; worst bits being a bonnet peppered with stone chips (50+ of them), three wheels with kerb marks and a mixed bag of tyres including one original Conti2. We also had no record of any service history for the last 4 years, albeit the filter and oil suggested it had been done at some point. No evidence of a cambelt change either.

On collection, prior to a long drive home..

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Stone chips filled with the Fiat chip paints and sanded back..

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After a full detox, clay, 2 stage polish and waxing..

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In the three weeks we've had it..
Wheel alignment reset
Four new tyres - Pirelli P1 in wider 195/50/15 size - much better looks and road holding
Full service with all Fiat filters, fresh Fuchs oil and NGK Iridium spark plugs
Timing Belt, Aux belt, tensioners , water pump and coolant change

Just the wheels to sort out now !

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