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Old 17-03-2018   #1
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Iím back after a few years. Have a 500x now 4x4 cross plus 2l diesel amalfi yellow

So after leaving from here 3 years ago after selling the Abarth punto Iím back with a 500x as title. Bit noisey tho arenít they
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Re: Iím back after a few years. Have a 500x now 4x4 cross plus 2l diesel amalfi yello

What do you think of it, like that colour by the way.
Do you use Selenia WR Oil??
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Re: Iím back after a few years. Have a 500x now 4x4 cross plus 2l diesel amalfi yello

A good choice, the amalfi looks nice. Rare too but coincidentally I did see one yesterday in London.

As for noise i'd tend to agree, but it kinda adds to the charm a bit. They do go quieter as they warm up so maybe it's just noisy due to the cold weather. They also go quieter as the your speed rises.

Before my 2.0 diesel 500x cross auto I had a 500 Lounge with the 1.3mjd 95bhp (same engine you can get in the cheaper 500x), and from memory that was a little noisier.....and had far more unequal power delivery. Dead under 1,600rpm and then the turbo kicks in too much.

That said, I don't think the 2.0l engine is as noisy for example vs the old mercedes 2148cc which has been in allsorts of cars, this was very noisy. They part cured the problem by adding loads of sound deadening, but that in turn adds weight.

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So after leaving from here 3 years ago after selling the Abarth punto Iím back with a 500x as title. Bit noisey tho arenít they
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Re: Iím back after a few years. Have a 500x now 4x4 cross plus 2l diesel amalfi yello

Oh we love it. Had a Fabia vrs estate before it and an Abarth punto esseesse before that which were silent so thatís probs why I think it noisy. But I have an Octavia vrs estate diesel and Iím probs trying to compare with that. Anyway it does add character ;-)
Colour is epic. Fuel economy Iím not to sure about yet though.
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Quote Originally Posted by Alex4x4 View Post
What do you think of it, like that colour by the way.
Do you use Selenia WR Oil??
Only just got it mate so not needed any oil yet. It will be serviced by our local fiat dealer so Iím hoping they will use that but I might get a tub for too up purposes. 0/30 isnít it ?
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Fuel economy Iím not to sure about yet though.


I wouldn't worry too much about the economy just yet. It should improve by 1-2 mpg as the weather warms up, and again once you put some miles on it.

This winter I'm down to 43-45 mpg at the moment but have had as good as 51-52 in the summer, but it normally settles at about 47
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I wouldn't worry too much about the economy just yet. It should improve by 1-2 mpg as the weather warms up, and again once you put some miles on it.

This winter I'm down to 43-45 mpg at the moment but have had as good as 51-52 in the summer, but it normally settles at about 47
Is that on a 2l multijet. Itís done 12k miles and itís bringing about 35-37 on my wifeís run to work. Country lanes and abou 3 miles of dual carriage way.
Iíll take it for work Monday down to the midlands from us up here in Sunderland and see how it goes
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Is that on a 2l multijet. Itís done 12k miles and itís bringing about 35-37 on my wifeís run to work. Country lanes and abou 3 miles of dual carriage way.

Iíll take it for work Monday down to the midlands from us up here in Sunderland and see how it goes


Yep, 2.0 Multijet 9 sp Auto 4x4, 28,500 miles now

Country lanes will definitely reduce that, much happier on A Roads or MWays, and Sport Mode will slaughter it
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Iíll take it for work Monday down to the midlands from us up here in Sunderland and see how it goes
I'd probably get 42-45mpg on a route like that. 2,500 miles on the clock at the moment.
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Only just got it mate so not needed any oil yet. It will be serviced by our local fiat dealer so Iím hoping they will use that but I might get a tub for too up purposes. 0/30 isnít it ?


Yep it is! I also have Fabia vRS but found it relatively quiet compared to my old Fiat Bravo 165 MJ!!
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