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I'm sure it's jealousy from Grande owners who can't afford an EVO, it doesn't help that you are the first EVO owner on here and bought a top spec one with even more things than their Grande's. They can't afford one and have spent too much money devalueing their Grande's with some ugly mods lol
Its not jealousy lol
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Maybe if i have engine problems the GP forum will be of use... oh wait, different engine all together.
i wouldn't say it's a different engine all together, they're both 1368cc 4 cylinder turbo engines. The Evo just has the multiair gubbins on it that gives it what, 15ps? The highest output tjet is 180ps, and the highest output multiair is only 165hp. All swings and roundabouts really.

Any photos of the top end of this engine, or is it all shrouded in plastic?

edit, wait - oh you have a non turbo version
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i wouldn't say it's a different engine all together, they're both 1368cc 4 cylinder turbo engines. The Evo just has the multiair gubbins on it that gives it what, 15ps? The highest output tjet is 180ps, and the highest output multiair is only 165hp. All swings and roundabouts really.

Any photos of the top end of this engine, or is it all shrouded in plastic?

edit, wait - oh you have a non turbo version
Turbo is only avaliable in 3 door, so i went for the 5 door eleganza, 6th gear is awesome too.

If turbo was on the 5 door model id of gone for that, 3 doors are horrible, couldn't let a turbo overrule functionality, but considering the value of the car it could be justified to turbo it if modders experiment.... or just wait til they release a 5 door sporting

and yeah, engine is covered in plastic.
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Its not jealousy lol
Trust me it's not jealousy.....
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Trust me it's not jealousy.....
its jealous ? :P

meh, i dont think people are jealous(a few maybe) just people not willing to accept change, and of course everyones taste is different, and i accept that, but some people do rip the car without even seeing one in a decent colour.

Personally i liked the Grande, but compared to the Evo it looks rather dated interior & exterior (*puts on bullet proof jacket*), and I was in the market to buy a new car, so i bought the "new" car after researching its superior to the "old" car in almost every way.... and i facking well loves it!

P.s, love the orange.
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Any photos of the top end of this engine, or is it all shrouded in plastic?
Multiair is very interesting nd works well unlike the attempts of old. The results are a much crisper response and better fuel/economy...its all housed under the rocker cover if thats what you were meaning.

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Personally i liked the Grande, but compared to the Evo it looks rather dated interior & exterior
despite some comments when i read back through loads of old threads in reference to the dashboard the majority of members hated the dash for its cheap looking plastics and blandless (didnt think it was that bad myself), the GP was due for an update and i think Fiat have done a good job although i have some resevations over the satnav and price tag.
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Multiair is very interesting nd works well unlike the attempts of old. The results are a much crisper response and better fuel/economy...its all housed under the rocker cover if thats what you were meaning.



despite some comments when i read back through loads of old threads in reference to the dashboard the majority of members hated the dash for its cheap looking plastics and blandless (didnt think it was that bad myself), the GP was due for an update and i think Fiat have done a good job although i have some resevations over the satnav and price tag.

Satnav is nice, but.. a low profile tidier way of having it would of been nice, like a slot in the dash or something that could just slide it & look like part of the car, the current stand looks very 3 years ago, but i always regularly used tomtom so its really nice to have no wires etc, but part of me hopes the Evo really catches on & people might start making 3rd party lower profile stands or something.

I'd also of liked LED DRLs, seems every car with DRL now has LED and it makes the car look expensive.... Evo having a standard bulb setup isnt quite as cool as an audi.

Price tag is abit steep but im sure it'll drop once the initial sales are done, personally id of removed the Punto Sound range and moved it all down a slot, but still, Eleganza is pretty good for the price, GP model not so much imo

All that being said, the Evo is very nice right now but next year / year after Fiat will be needing to update it again as Ford will bring in there MyFord system, and im sure Vauxhall / VW will be doing something to counter that.
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Back to my spare wheel,,

How useless is the foam inflator?

I would imagine you would need to find the nail & remove before inflation or?

Also i guess the tyres gashed & needs replaced asap also the refill foam pack would need replaced at cost too i guess,,

Whats the thoughts?

If my GP Spare is a diff size then obviously i will just buy one at 35,, just trying to save were ever,,

I filled my tank stupidly on Sunday before going to the garage to have another look,, a tank lasts me 4 full weeks & the dealer wants the keys handed over before end month.,,i would rather wait till sunday 4th as i have a 350+ mile drive on the 3rd April,,

Dont fancy putting these miles on the Evo,
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Multiair is very interesting nd works well unlike the attempts of old. The results are a much crisper response and better fuel/economy...its all housed under the rocker cover if thats what you were meaning.
yeah, i'm curious about it. But i guess no-one on here is going to whip the cam cover off it for me to have a look
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yeah, i'm curious about it. But i guess no-one on here is going to whip the cam cover off it for me to have a look
I've taken a few pictures for requests.... but thats one ill decline :P
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I wouldn't say the EVO has a high price tag, in comparison to other supermini's.

You could go and get a Polo which will be close to the 20k mark ... FOR A POLO!!!! NO WAY

Or a Fiesta for that matter.

We bought our Fiats because they are very stylish, you get more exclusivity than any other supermini aswell.

If you want an EVO on the cheap, just use Fiat Super Saver.

You can have an Eleganza for 500 more than an Active, you get LOADS of kit, the new multiair engine nicer interior.

Maybe the EVO for some will be a grower like Lady Gaga's songs.

Depending on which model and colour you buy you get different bumper inserts, on a black Eleganza EVO you get black inserts (which suite it alot!) but on a white one you get silver like in the picture below, and I think it looks better in silver on some colours than black ones.
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For 20k you could get a new Polo GTI with the 7 speed DSG Box in and a few other extras. That is a sub 7 second car to 60, will drive a lot better and be built to a much higher standard.
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For 20k you could get a new Polo GTI with the 7 speed DSG Box in and a few other extras. That is a sub 7 second car to 60, will drive a lot better and be built to a much higher standard.
For less than 10k you could have a sub 5 second car to 60 car.

The point is any supermini is not gonna be an amazing car, and it's certainly not worth 20k for one put simply.

Polo GTI can go to 60 in sub 7 but it'll be crap in the corners so whats the point?

I got a top spec EVO Eleganza with EVERY optional extra for 13500, some 6k less than a Polo GTI, I could use the 6k to buy an RX-7 and tune it to hell, and it'll rinse that Polo

EDIT: Plus the Polo is FUGLY
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Back to my spare wheel,,

How useless is the foam inflator?

I would imagine you would need to find the nail & remove before inflation or?

Also i guess the tyres gashed & needs replaced asap also the refill foam pack would need replaced at cost too i guess,,

Whats the thoughts?

If my GP Spare is a diff size then obviously i will just buy one at 35,, just trying to save were ever,,

I filled my tank stupidly on Sunday before going to the garage to have another look,, a tank lasts me 4 full weeks & the dealer wants the keys handed over before end month.,,i would rather wait till sunday 4th as i have a 350+ mile drive on the 3rd April,,

Dont fancy putting these miles on the Evo,
I noticed in the EVO's brochure it had a different spare wheel for different models depending on the Alloys size
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yeah, i'm curious about it. But i guess no-one on here is going to whip the cam cover off it for me to have a look
what do you want to know?

2 basic rules...use only the named engine oil & dont take the multiair unit of as you wont get it on without special tool.
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