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Old 03-01-2009   #1
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My sons Bravo 1.4 in wolf's clothing

Fiat Bravo 1.4SX with an Abarth Body kit
Here are a few pictures of my 17 Year old son’s first car…..
He bought it 9 months ago in order to learn to drive. The incentive was there and he passed his test 3.5 months later. For a first car, he is one happy puppy. Yes, we know it's only a 1.4 engine but as a Mum, I'm more than happy with this. He's not that bothered yet anyway. When you've been used to a pushbike for your transport, this is the bee's knees.



















































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Really nice car
His friends will be jelous, i knw mine were when i got my stilo as my first car
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Looks great mate, especially for a 12 year old car! Love the colour too very tidy

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Very very nice. The GB sticker needs to go though.
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You can fix the grill back on tight with double sided number plate tape across the top and down the sides. If the nut holders are broken off araldite gets them back on tight.

The tiny tabs right on the edge brake of very easily that’s why I decided to use number plate tape instead of buying a new grill.

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Looks fantastic I bet he is pleased with it. I loved these car so much ive had three of them!!!
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looks nice, for his first car i would be chuffed if my parents got me something like that
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Very very nice. The GB sticker needs to go though.
I know… if you look closely it’s hiding a large crack in the "de-badge" boot lid. It was cracked when he bought it and so the sticker was a cheap makeover solution. When he gets some more money he hopes to refill and paint the boot. Seems to be more of a project for hubby than son at the moment!


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You can fix the grill back on tight with double sided number plate tape across the top and down the sides. If the nut holders are broken off araldite gets them back on tight……….
Well spotted the nuts have broken off so nice idea… next project I think

The car was only supposed to be a cheap runaround/first car and as mentioned, paid for with his part time job whilst still studying in 6th Form. Yes we do help him out with "The Bank of Mum and Dad" but there are limits (if someone would only tell his Dad though...he's like a pig in muck )

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Fiat Bravo 1.4SX with an Abarth Body kit
Here are a few pictures of my 17 Year old son’s first car…..
He bought it 9 months ago in order to learn to drive. The incentive was there and he passed his test 3.5 months later. For a first car, he is one happy puppy. Yes, we know it's only a 1.4 engine but as a Mum, I'm more than happy with this. He's not that bothered yet anyway. When you've been used to a pushbike for your transport, this is the bee's knees.




















































very tidy car the abarth kit makes the bravo look stunning he needs to get some marea polys on it just to finish it off
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thats a gorgeous car for a 17-yearold to be driving! who needs speed with that sort of styling, at least the low power will help him learn without crashing hopefully...

oh and well done drunkenspike for quoting the pics and all, we dont all have ultra fast broadband
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That looks really nice, would be proud to be driving such a clean looking car at 17.
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thats a gorgeous car for a 17-yearold to be driving! who needs speed with that sort of styling, at least the low power will help him learn without crashing hopefully...

oh and well done drunkenspike for quoting the pics and all, we dont all have ultra fast broadband
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thats a gorgeous car for a 17-yearold to be driving! who needs speed with that sort of styling, at least the low power will help him learn without crashing hopefully...

oh and well done drunkenspike for quoting the pics and all, we dont all have ultra fast broadband
Your computer downloads the images only once to its hard drive. Then if the page shows the image twice it loads the image from Hard drive twice at this point your broadband speed is not a factor your Hard Drive Graphics Card and Memory will be the problem
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Your computer downloads the images only once to its hard drive. Then if the page shows the image twice it loads the image from Hard drive twice at this point your broadband speed is not a factor your Hard Drive Graphics Card and Memory will be the problem
He'd better get the hamster food out then

Car looks in good shape, all but the hidden crack you mentioned, always liked the Bravo in blue but the Abarth kit really does look good
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Make sure he keeps on top of the oil changes and topping up as the wee 1.4s need a bit more care than the others when it comes to the engine lubrication.

Well done him for passing. Now he's just gotta keep driving safe - and watch out for others doing silly things.
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