Abarth 595 Competizione as a daily?

Abarth 595 Competizione as a daily?

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Fat Wolfie

106 posts

35 months

Tuesday 3rd November 2020
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geeks said:
Looks great I was going to trade mine in for one when they were released, emailed the dealer to start and they just couldn't be bothered to even quote me so I kept my comp and they lost a sale.
Thanks Geeks and Pidsy.

Geeks - to be honest, if I had a Comp I wouldn’t be changing it for one of these, apart from limited numbers available and bits of bling like the spoiler I’m not sure they offer much more...

Main reason for cancelling the Tourismo order for this one was that after thinking about things I felt the BHP upgrade, Konis all round, Monza exhaust and improved brakes would be things I’d always wonder about in a FOMO way if I stuck with the Tourismo. But if I’d ordered a Comp or EsseEsse I’d have left it at that.

I am however delighted with the car and am glad I changed the order!

V-spec

695 posts

219 months

Tuesday 3rd November 2020
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Gave mine a wash at the weekend and noticed the yellow paint is coming off the brake callipers frown

Quick run then put it back in the garage again, on a battery conditioner.

It’s barely moved since March, we are both working from home full time and the other car comes with a fuel card so it just doesn’t make sense to take the Abarth.

Since both our jobs are moving to >50% WFH after COVID I’m not sure a second car is really going to be needed any more

AC43

9,175 posts

176 months

Wednesday 4th November 2020
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595Heaven said:
Sunroof sounds like a good idea, but in practice they tend to rattle I believe
I've got a 2015 non-Abarth with an opening glass roof. It very very occasionally gives out a slight creak.

I called the London Sunroof Company (who tightened the sunroof on my wife's old Clio a couple of times) and they reckon it's around £200 to drop the headlining, tighten the bolts that hold the sunroof cassette in a put it back together.

I had that done to the Clio at least twice, maybe three times over a 16 year period. I just viewed it as a service item in the end.

With the 500 I'd have been just as happy with a fixed glass panel, tbh, but this one just happened to be specced with the opening one.

Anyway, if you can find a specialist, it's not a big job.

pidsy

6,485 posts

125 months

Monday 14th December 2020
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First MOT.

passed with no issues.

595Heaven

1,483 posts

46 months

Monday 14th December 2020
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Good stuff smile

I hate the wait for the result - even when you are 99% sure it will pass!

n_const

1,645 posts

169 months

Tuesday 15th December 2020
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Anybody in the market for a brand new adrenaline green comp ? Black roof and black stickers are the only options...

TheFungle

3,879 posts

174 months

Tuesday 15th December 2020
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595Heaven said:
Good stuff smile

I hate the wait for the result - even when you are 99% sure it will pass!
Fair play for passing first time with Brembo brakes!


pidsy

6,485 posts

125 months

Tuesday 15th December 2020
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TheFungle said:
595Heaven said:
Good stuff smile

I hate the wait for the result - even when you are 99% sure it will pass!
Fair play for passing first time with Brembo brakes!
Why’s that?
I’ve not heard of any issues with the Brembo’s.

TheFungle

3,879 posts

174 months

Tuesday 15th December 2020
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My 2018 Comp with at the time of it's 2nd service and 16k miles was recommended to have pads and discs replaced all round.

Front discs were corroded and as were the rears as well as the rear calipers requiring a strip down.

Consider I'd triggered the brake hazards only twice in that duration as well as having 5.5mm of tread left should give an indication of how I drive.

Abarth wouldn't entertain a warranty replacement, simultaneously saying I'd driven too many miles to claim and also that the car had been sat up for too long.

pidsy

6,485 posts

125 months

Tuesday 15th December 2020
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TheFungle said:
My 2018 Comp with at the time of it's 2nd service and 16k miles was recommended to have pads and discs replaced all round.

Front discs were corroded and as were the rears as well as the rear calipers requiring a strip down.

Consider I'd triggered the brake hazards only twice in that duration as well as having 5.5mm of tread left should give an indication of how I drive.

Abarth wouldn't entertain a warranty replacement, simultaneously saying I'd driven too many miles to claim and also that the car had been sat up for too long.
I replaced my rear discs (and pads) about 3k ago. Fronts have a few k left on them.
25k miles on the car.

Abarth were very good when I had warranty work a couple of months before my three years was up.

geeks

Original Poster:

6,925 posts

107 months

Tuesday 15th December 2020
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Actually the guy who serviced mine was surprised that I wasn't suffering from the usual rear pad wear but the inside of my front pads have, I have triggered the hazard warning lots though but it's not like it is hard to do, and you can set it off really easily without the ABS cutting in as well, always found it really irritating! Mine is also a 2018 Comp but with the Performance Pack and 12,000 miles. Only just had it's second service and considering I have only driven 3500 miles since Nov last year it barely seemed worth it!

pidsy

6,485 posts

125 months

Tuesday 15th December 2020
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Not sure I’ve triggered that warning at all!


Must. Try. Harder.


geeks

Original Poster:

6,925 posts

107 months

Tuesday 15th December 2020
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pidsy said:
Not sure I’ve triggered that warning at all!


Must. Try. Harder.
Brake late and deep (that's what she said!) modulate the pedal the hazards will trigger but the ABS won't. I'll be honest with you though Milton Keynes is a pain for things like this when getting a move on!

pidsy

6,485 posts

125 months

Tuesday 15th December 2020
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hehe

ecsrobin

13,067 posts

133 months

Tuesday 15th December 2020
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45,000 miles 2 sets of front pads and 3 sets of rears. Discs needed replacing for the final few miles but as I was selling to WBAC didn’t bother. A few ring trips, track day, auto solo and general driving with the hazards always going. Never heard of any issues with the Brembo’s.

s-x-i

57 posts

17 months

Sunday 20th December 2020
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Does anyone have any experience with higher mileage 500/595's?

Would love one as a weekend car and something to tinker with so budget would be on the low side.

Would love to hear any issues other than than usual that would come with higher miles.

Guybrush

4,171 posts

174 months

Monday 21st December 2020
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Does anyone know, if an LSD is fitted, is it a plate type or gears? Plus, do they need addituonal servicing and different oil?

V-spec

695 posts

219 months

Monday 21st December 2020
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Guybrush said:
Does anyone know, if an LSD is fitted, is it a plate type or gears? Plus, do they need addituonal servicing and different oil?
I can’t answer the first question but service of the LSD is every 18k miles/ 30k km / 2years
The owners manual says « Change the oil of the transmission equipped with limited slip differential (where present ) » at these times
I’ve only done 9k km in my 2018 with LSD, it’s been serviced once but I guess I should book it in for another including the first LSD fluid change soon

ecsrobin

13,067 posts

133 months

Monday 21st December 2020
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V-spec said:
Guybrush said:
Does anyone know, if an LSD is fitted, is it a plate type or gears? Plus, do they need addituonal servicing and different oil?
I can’t answer the first question but service of the LSD is every 18k miles/ 30k km / 2years
The owners manual says « Change the oil of the transmission equipped with limited slip differential (where present ) » at these times
I’ve only done 9k km in my 2018 with LSD, it’s been serviced once but I guess I should book it in for another including the first LSD fluid change soon
It should also have an additional service at the first 6,000 miles from memory.

Guybrush

4,171 posts

174 months

Tuesday 22nd December 2020
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OK, thanks both. (I'm guessing it's a plate type lsd.)