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Old 06-04-2021   #1
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Hello from W Yorks

Hi everyone.
I've been loitering on here for a while, looks like a good and very helpful place.
Just signed up. Recently bought a '15 plate 500 cult. It's a minty green one, currently on 55k miles with a good service history. It appears to have been well looked after. First job was a cam belt/water pump replacement, as there was no evidence of it being done. Had it done at my local service centre, 240 including air con service. Fiat dealers in Wakefield wanted just short of 600 quid just for belt replacement

The Mrs has been wanting one of these for a while to replace her MINI R53, nice car that, but 25-30 mpg and 320 a year VED was getting a bit 'tedious'.

With having 2 Ducatis, I am somewhat familiar with Italian engineering. I will be doing the majority of maintenance and repairs myself, starting with front suspension refresh over the summer. There's a few creaks and squeaks but nothing sounds too serious. And it doesn't look too bad corrosion wise, to be fair it's no worse than my 5 year old Fiesta.

Paul
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Quote Originally Posted by PAUL999s View Post
Hi everyone.
I've been loitering on here for a while, looks like a good and very helpful place.
Just signed up. Recently bought a '15 plate 500 cult. It's a minty green one, currently on 55k miles with a good service history. It appears to have been well looked after. First job was a cam belt/water pump replacement, as there was no evidence of it being done. Had it done at my local service centre, 240 including air con service. Fiat dealers in Wakefield wanted just short of 600 quid just for belt replacement

The Mrs has been wanting one of these for a while to replace her MINI R53, nice car that, but 25-30 mpg and 320 a year VED was getting a bit 'tedious'.

With having 2 Ducatis, I am somewhat familiar with Italian engineering. I will be doing the majority of maintenance and repairs myself, starting with front suspension refresh over the summer. There's a few creaks and squeaks but nothing sounds too serious. And it doesn't look too bad corrosion wise, to be fair it's no worse than my 5 year old Fiesta.

Paul
Piacdilly by any chance?

Wouldn't touch that place with a barge pole after changing s family member 136 to tell him the battery need changing causing the boot latch to stop working on a car under warranty



It wasn't the battery allthrough I did need changing due to start stop not working it was the latch that was faulty due to corrosion on the contact's
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Piacdilly by any chance?
Yeah, Picadilly.
The car's still got their sticker in the back window, that's where it came from. No chance of them seeing it again though
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