Abarth 595 Competizione as a daily?

Abarth 595 Competizione as a daily?

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AlexRS2782

8,066 posts

214 months

Wednesday 17th April
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the-norseman said:
I've run a few of my hot hatches without rear seats instead with a brace and net.

Anybody know what exhaust is on that red car? its says Monza but its only dual exit.
Tips look like the Marelli "Bombardone" rear section - https://www.abarthtuning.com/products/magneti-mare...

Quite a common mod slipped onto the standard mid pipe - worth noting that it's unsilenced so the car effectively ends up with no silencers at all.

If you want an idea of what it sounds like on idle, revs, acceleration, etc, type Abarth Bombardone into YouTube and it will return various vids from over the years to decide whether or not you can live with the additional exhaust noise.

the-norseman

12,547 posts

172 months

Thursday 18th April
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AlexRS2782 said:
Tips look like the Marelli "Bombardone" rear section - https://www.abarthtuning.com/products/magneti-mare...

Quite a common mod slipped onto the standard mid pipe - worth noting that it's unsilenced so the car effectively ends up with no silencers at all.

If you want an idea of what it sounds like on idle, revs, acceleration, etc, type Abarth Bombardone into YouTube and it will return various vids from over the years to decide whether or not you can live with the additional exhaust noise.
I've had some super loud cars over the years, 981 Cayman S with race headers, a few Leon's with all the boxes removed but think the Monza set up was perfect for me at 35.

You reckon it would be easy to swap the Bombardone set up for an OEM Monza set up? in terms of offer somebody a straight swap?

Does the Sport button still control extra noise with that setup?

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Edited by the-norseman on Thursday 18th April 00:16

Benzinaio

96 posts

3 months

Thursday 18th April
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The Bombardone is a £150 piece of pipework and yes It's VERY loud.
I decided not to swap £1700 worth of OE Monza exhaust for one as many have.
And I like the fact that I can have the Monza in quiet mode when I don't wish to annoy the neighbors
Also, several have said that the Bombardone results in a reduction in low down torque.

ecsrobin

17,228 posts

166 months

Thursday 18th April
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the-norseman said:
Does the Sport button still control extra noise with that setup
You need to be in a 2019/20+ car to have solenoid control of the exhaust through the sport button. The Monza is controlled by a spring and back pressure on the older cars. The spring seizes regularly so quite common to wire it open.

the-norseman

12,547 posts

172 months

Thursday 18th April
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Ah cool learning something everyday, my 981 Porsche valve seized, I ended up removing the valved system on my Leon.

pidsy

8,034 posts

158 months

Thursday 18th April
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On my second Monza - 1st replaced under warranty.

2nd seized after 2000 miles and 14 months. Dealer wouldn’t move on full cost supply and fit so have left it with the flap open.

croyde

23,072 posts

231 months

Thursday 18th April
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Used my 695 Comp for dump runs yesterday biggrin Can take quite a few black rubbish bags with the seats down and a protective tarp.

Had some fun with a big Audi RS and a Focus ST on the way to the place I was clearing out and more fun on the way back with another big Audi.

This car is such a laugh and is my perfect city car and I also don't mind the noise and slightly odd driving position on long journeys. Keeps me involved in the drive smile

the-norseman

12,547 posts

172 months

Thursday 18th April
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Think I'd fit cruise if I started using it for motorway runs, I have cruise on my motorbike and its great.

the-norseman

12,547 posts

172 months

Thursday 18th April
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Decided I want red! I'm in between both of these at the moment.

low mileage S3 which is very close to where my mum lives, had a fair few owners however!

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202403267...

or the higher mileage S4, looks more aggressive and I prefer the ribbed seats.
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202404098...



Edited by the-norseman on Thursday 18th April 22:41

wal 45

673 posts

181 months

Friday 19th April
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Been looking for a Podium Blue or Circuit Grey 180 Comp 2020 onwards with sensible miles and Sabelt's for a while now. Must be within a 80 mile radius from Portsmouth...typical there's nothing about when you're after one!!

Still enjoying the Alfa Spider and 500 Hybrid though so hoping my patience holds out.




ecsrobin

17,228 posts

166 months

Friday 19th April
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wal 45 said:
Been looking for a Podium Blue or Circuit Grey 180 Comp 2020 onwards with sensible miles and Sabelt's for a while now. Must be within a 80 mile radius from Portsmouth...typical there's nothing about when you're after one!!

Still enjoying the Alfa Spider and 500 Hybrid though so hoping my patience holds out.
If you do manage to find one I have some Selenia oil you can have and OEM wind deflectors you’d be welcome to have.

wal 45

673 posts

181 months

Friday 19th April
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ecsrobin said:
If you do manage to find one I have some Selenia oil you can have and OEM wind deflectors you’d be welcome to have.
Many thanks for this and appreciated, remember your old car from a few meets as well as trying to keep up with it. Nice car.

the-norseman

12,547 posts

172 months

Tuesday 23rd April
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Do the Comp have ISOFIX in the rear as standard? or if not can you fit the bar (ive seen you can buy FIAT 500 bar on ebay).

ecsrobin

17,228 posts

166 months

Tuesday 23rd April
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the-norseman said:
Do the Comp have ISOFIX in the rear as standard? or if not can you fit the bar (ive seen you can buy FIAT 500 bar on ebay).
Believe all S4 do but couldn’t say about older cars. Not a parent but many on the owners groups say it’s an absolute pain to use the rear seats with child seats. To get the seat in you need to do it through the boot. Also kids like to scratch the backs of the seats (easily done).

the-norseman

12,547 posts

172 months

Tuesday 23rd April
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Its only a second car so wont be used much but would give us the option of using it unlike our previous run round (Smart Fortwo), thought about apply Vinyl on the back of the seats to protect them.

wal 45

673 posts

181 months

Tuesday 30th April
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Well my patience paid off and after a 250 mile round trip today (bit further than original brief I know) I've bought one...pick it up in a couple of weeks. Just about ideal spec for me, Podium Blue/Mar 2020/13.5K miles/Sabelt seats/No sunroof. It's pretty light on options and I think only has the black roof/mirrors and side stripes with the rest standard.

Really enjoyed driving it despite some pretty rubbish weather in the West Country, nearly wavered on the comfort of the Sabelt seats but being over 55 life is too short plus we've got a sensible "family" car for long trips.

Special thanks to Croyde for kicking my Abarth thoughts back off again, will miss the economy of my 500 hybrid but will be nice to be able to overtake again with ease.

croyde

23,072 posts

231 months

Tuesday 30th April
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You'll get used to the Sabelts, I love them now smile

And the harsh ride......feels good now.

Well done and enjoy.

the-norseman

12,547 posts

172 months

Tuesday 30th April
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Congrats, I decided against a 595 Comp in the end wasnt going to be practical at all for the missus and kids, gone for an Alfa Giulietta instead with the 1.4 lump.

wal 45

673 posts

181 months

Wednesday 1st May
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Thanks Croyde and Norseman, really looking forward to getting it and lets hope I can get out of it OK after the 130 mile drive home without the need of an osteopath biggrin

I deliberately took it down the worst roads I could find in the vicinity of the dealer and actually it didn't seem as harsh as I expected, the Koni suspension felt a more quality item than the standard Fiat ones my 500 has got...quieter too.

Was quite surprised the difference between Sport and non Sport modes plus the sheer get up and go when it was provoked. Absolutely agree though about the lack of practicality but thankfully I don't really need it with this car, should suit me fine.

Fingers crossed.



pidsy

8,034 posts

158 months

Wednesday 1st May
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Booked in for cambelt later in the month - going to The Abarth Workshop in Royston.