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    Re: Abarth 124 Spider

    Grant:
    SciFrog:

    A Mini cab makes a lot more sense...

    Except the engine is connected to the wrong axle...

    + 1 . My wife has the JCW , lots of power , but on the wrong wheels . I do not like to drive that car .


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     964 Carrera 4 --  997.2 C2S , -20mm --  991 GT3 RS 

     


    Re: Abarth 124 Spider

    SciFrog:

    A Mini cab makes a lot more sense...

    My daughter told me the same when I asked her if she likes it... Smiley but for a a young girl, the MX-5 kind of looks/fits better in my opinion. It would definitely look ridiculous on me...my wife confirmed it. Smiley Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)


    Re: Abarth 124 Spider

    Gnil:
    Grant:
    SciFrog:

    A Mini cab makes a lot more sense...

    Except the engine is connected to the wrong axle...

    + 1 . My wife has the JCW , lots of power , but on the wrong wheels . I do not like to drive that car .


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     964 Carrera 4 --  997.2 C2S , -20mm --  991 GT3 RS 

     

    I have the (new) JCW as well but while I love the build quality of this car, I'm not the biggest fan of driving it. Typical small turbo engine. You'd be surprised however that I enjoyed driving it on the Autobahn. Top speed 260 (speedo), very stable but with a very sensitive steering (not really a car for beginners on the Autobahn...), probably due to the narrow tires. Overall, a good offer from Mini but not my type of car. The older one has something manly about it, the new one is too refined but like I said, good daily driver and my wife loves using it in the city and me too (when I'm stressed).


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)


    Re: Abarth 124 Spider

    RC:

    "Yours" even looks better than "mine". Mine was some sort of rusty red metallic and rims were silver. Not my thing but white with black (or dark grey?) rims looks nice.

    Definitely worth getting if someone has a small budget and wants to have some summer fun in a cab. I still don't get those tiny tires though, this car would look much better with wider tires. yes

     

    It's pretty simple, with the low weight and lack of power, you don't want or even need more tire from a driving perspective.  They didn't choose the tire size based on how good the stance looks.  I agree with you regarding the stance, but that is the ethos of the car.

    What do you recommend for a small city car these days?  GTI over Mini?



    Re: Abarth 124 Spider

    Well - this is what I call a hideously ugly looking car! What a bold move!


    Re: Abarth 124 Spider

    vantagesc:
    RC:

    "Yours" even looks better than "mine". Mine was some sort of rusty red metallic and rims were silver. Not my thing but white with black (or dark grey?) rims looks nice.

    Definitely worth getting if someone has a small budget and wants to have some summer fun in a cab. I still don't get those tiny tires though, this car would look much better with wider tires. yes

     

    It's pretty simple, with the low weight and lack of power, you don't want or even need more tire from a driving perspective.  They didn't choose the tire size based on how good the stance looks.  I agree with you regarding the stance, but that is the ethos of the car.

    What do you recommend for a small city car these days?  GTI over Mini?

    I use a Mini JCW as a small city car but it is actually overkill for this kind of purpose and I'm not too happy with the overall vibe of this car because it is very comfortable, incl. an auto tranny (my mother drives this from time to time as well) and comfort was the last thing I was looking for in a JCW model. Smiley It is however a good city car because you alway find a parking space, it is easy to park (even has a rear view camera) and it is small enough for those city streets with very limited width. A smaller engine would probably suffice.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)


    Re: Abarth 124 Spider

     You must have very good roads over there because the JCW can only be comfortable in good pavement, or maybe you´re really radical, which I think you are Smiley. The JCW with autobox is softer to drive, the manual gives it a muscular drive feel due to the hard clucth pedal and firm gearbox.


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    Re: Abarth 124 Spider

    J.Seven:

     You must have very good roads over there because the JCW can only be comfortable in good pavement, or maybe you´re really radical, which I think you are Smiley. The JCW with autobox is softer to drive, the manual gives it a muscular drive feel due to the hard clucth pedal and firm gearbox.

    The new JCW is really (too) comfortable. Compared to the new one, the old one is a race car (stiffness). Smiley

    For city driving, the automatic is perfect. What I hate are serious traction issues (OK, I am spoiled with all the other cars in the family being AWD cars), no matter in what driving program, especially when it rains.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)


     
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