Abarth 595 Competizione as a daily?

Abarth 595 Competizione as a daily?

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ecsrobin

10,154 posts

112 months

Wednesday 16th October
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AbarthTwins said:
ecsrobin said:
Agreed I’ve heard it’s one of the loudest legal exhausts in the UK rofl
The Monza in open mode is 89 decibels. Legal limit is 94 decibels.

A f type Jaguar is 69 decibels.

Didn't say it was top. I said it was up near the top.
Or if the car has an IVA it’s 99db however Porsche gt3’s seem to get 102db at static according to PH members and I doubt they’re all on an IVA surely?

I get that it may be near the top when you count numbers but 5db in noise is quite a jump and if you were to list all the cars above the Monza the list would likely be very extensive.

However what we can agree on is they sound great coming from a cute little Fiat 500. It’s certainly what I get most comments about my car from passers by.

SRT77

564 posts

165 months

Friday 18th October
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So Thames Abarth have advertised an Abarth 695 70th on Autotrader. The price - £31,995 !!!
Absolute madness. It’s more or less a Comp with a trick spoiler.
With sales down 36% on last year they need to be throwing more at it and lowering the price. I think they’ve got ideas way above their place in the automotive world.

AbarthTwins

26 posts

6 months

Friday 18th October
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SRT77 said:
So Thames Abarth have advertised an Abarth 695 70th on Autotrader. The price - £31,995 !!!
Absolute madness. It’s more or less a Comp with a trick spoiler.
With sales down 36% on last year they need to be throwing more at it and lowering the price. I think they’ve got ideas way above their place in the automotive world.
BUT THE SPOILER :O

pidsy

5,134 posts

104 months

Friday 18th October
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AbarthTwins said:
SRT77 said:
So Thames Abarth have advertised an Abarth 695 70th on Autotrader. The price - £31,995 !!!
Absolute madness. It’s more or less a Comp with a trick spoiler.
With sales down 36% on last year they need to be throwing more at it and lowering the price. I think they’ve got ideas way above their place in the automotive world.
BUT THE SPOILER :O
Yep.

Patiently waiting for someone to start copying it.

SRT77

564 posts

165 months

Friday 18th October
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Actually I got that wrong. It’s 30,995 , but even so, still way over the top.

DELTAHPE

195 posts

185 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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SRT77 said:
Actually I got that wrong. It’s 30,995 , but even so, still way over the top.
I assume that in reality there will be the usual fiat discounts, given they'll have written off the design costs years ago though you'd think they would price a bit sharper. I think it doesn't even have the carbon fibre laminate seat backs? They have a very strange range at the top end now, no version seems to tick every box need an option to 'build' your own spec really.

georrgy

1 posts

1 month

Thursday 24th October
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Hi all,

Took delivery of my NEW Abarth comp in July this year

- Circuit Grey
- Sunroof
- Beats
- Black Supersport Alloys
- Side Abarth decals
- Leather seats (tan / Natural) wasn't brave enough for the firmness of Sabalts everyday - maybe an error in hindsight? but looks and feels good none-the less

Wanted one for a long time, but did not know whether I could use it as a daily after reading various forums. £17k per annum, bit in town but 80% motorway.

Not regretted it for one moment, yes a bit quirky, driving position not ideal, but what a machine, just sooo much fun and pwer for the money. Full of character, smile on my face every time - the Monza exhaust! - insane, can be very tame if you want or stick that right foot down and have some fun. Reminds me so much of the super hot hatches of the eighties Peugeot 1.9 GTI / Mark one Golf GTI - yes 50 yr old with a mid life crisis!!!

Little question on the Uconnect system though, I don't really get it and am probably not using it to its full potential. The worst thing is though, the car just does not receive calls when I am in the vehicle?! people say it just rings once and cuts out / goes to voice mail. I thought it may be my phone Galaxy S5 (old-ish phone that does not connect to Galaxy watch either - I know!) I tried connected my wifes iPhone 10 and the same happens, just cannot see what I am doing wrong. Quite annoying when people say to me I have rang you 3 times etc. with no reply

Help would be appreciated.


pidsy

5,134 posts

104 months

Friday 25th October
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georrgy said:
Hi all,

Took delivery of my NEW Abarth comp in July this year

- Circuit Grey
- Sunroof
- Beats
- Black Supersport Alloys
- Side Abarth decals
- Leather seats (tan / Natural) wasn't brave enough for the firmness of Sabalts everyday - maybe an error in hindsight? but looks and feels good none-the less

Wanted one for a long time, but did not know whether I could use it as a daily after reading various forums. £17k per annum, bit in town but 80% motorway.

Not regretted it for one moment, yes a bit quirky, driving position not ideal, but what a machine, just sooo much fun and pwer for the money. Full of character, smile on my face every time - the Monza exhaust! - insane, can be very tame if you want or stick that right foot down and have some fun. Reminds me so much of the super hot hatches of the eighties Peugeot 1.9 GTI / Mark one Golf GTI - yes 50 yr old with a mid life crisis!!!

Little question on the Uconnect system though, I don't really get it and am probably not using it to its full potential. The worst thing is though, the car just does not receive calls when I am in the vehicle?! people say it just rings once and cuts out / goes to voice mail. I thought it may be my phone Galaxy S5 (old-ish phone that does not connect to Galaxy watch either - I know!) I tried connected my wifes iPhone 10 and the same happens, just cannot see what I am doing wrong. Quite annoying when people say to me I have rang you 3 times etc. with no reply

Help would be appreciated.
Welcome aboard!
Stick some pics up when you can.

Re the connect system - I’ve never figured it out. It doesn’t seem to work in the uk market. The app doesn’t like doing anything so I gave up.

The Bluetooth connection on mine is also twitchy - display says that the song is playing, details up but there’s no sound. I have to pause, play, pause then play again to get sound through.
I keep meaning to drop it in to a dealer when I get a minute.

GavMason

200 posts

131 months

Saturday 26th October
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georrgy said:
Hi all,

Took delivery of my NEW Abarth comp in July this year

- Circuit Grey
- Sunroof
- Beats
- Black Supersport Alloys
- Side Abarth decals
- Leather seats (tan / Natural) wasn't brave enough for the firmness of Sabalts everyday - maybe an error in hindsight? but looks and feels good none-the less

Wanted one for a long time, but did not know whether I could use it as a daily after reading various forums. £17k per annum, bit in town but 80% motorway.

Not regretted it for one moment, yes a bit quirky, driving position not ideal, but what a machine, just sooo much fun and pwer for the money. Full of character, smile on my face every time - the Monza exhaust! - insane, can be very tame if you want or stick that right foot down and have some fun. Reminds me so much of the super hot hatches of the eighties Peugeot 1.9 GTI / Mark one Golf GTI - yes 50 yr old with a mid life crisis!!!

Little question on the Uconnect system though, I don't really get it and am probably not using it to its full potential. The worst thing is though, the car just does not receive calls when I am in the vehicle?! people say it just rings once and cuts out / goes to voice mail. I thought it may be my phone Galaxy S5 (old-ish phone that does not connect to Galaxy watch either - I know!) I tried connected my wifes iPhone 10 and the same happens, just cannot see what I am doing wrong. Quite annoying when people say to me I have rang you 3 times etc. with no reply

Help would be appreciated.
I have the same issue with the car rejecting calls. It hasn't always done it, just started a few months ago randomly. I've since had a new phone (Galaxy S8 to S10) and tried others and its the same with all. Irritating, but also peaceful as it doesn't disturb my podcasts now!

ecsrobin

10,154 posts

112 months

Saturday 26th October
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What size system do you all have? I’m on the smaller screen non CarPlay and my phone calls work with no issues on an iPhone.

GavMason

200 posts

131 months

Saturday 26th October
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ecsrobin said:
What size system do you all have? I’m on the smaller screen non CarPlay and my phone calls work with no issues on an iPhone.
I've got the 7" version with CarPlay. Not sure if it does it when Android Auto isn't active as I always have it connected.

DELTAHPE

195 posts

185 months

Saturday 26th October
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pidsy said:
Welcome aboard!
Stick some pics up when you can.

Re the connect system - I’ve never figured it out. It doesn’t seem to work in the uk market. The app doesn’t like doing anything so I gave up.

The Bluetooth connection on mine is also twitchy - display says that the song is playing, details up but there’s no sound. I have to pause, play, pause then play again to get sound through.
I keep meaning to drop it in to a dealer when I get a minute.
My uconnect works fine (well as fine as any clunky fiat system can! I have 5 inch no nav or carplay but with beats) You have to download the app, set it on your phone so that it launches when Bluetooth is connected (or launch it yourself) you have to register and associate the car with yourself, if the car is used and the previous owner haven't released the uconnect it won't work. Anyway one is connected you can use various slow and clunky apps or you can forget it and use your phone instead via Bluetooth much easier!

RATATTAK

5,683 posts

136 months

Sunday 27th October
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Just had a blast down the twisties in my Rosso Officine ... the only place my 911 would leave it is on the bumpy bits ... great little car, and wifey's Riva with a 110bhp TwinAir would nearly keep up too !!! smilesmilesmile