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Forum: Order Forum   07-05-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
  At last
Views: 2,138
Posted By hewesy
Your local dealer would be a good place to start,...

Your local dealer would be a good place to start, they might have a used car specialist who can add you to a waiting/search list.

Car auction houses might well have a similar service, or register...
Forum: Technical   06-04-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By hewesy
My 1.4 Pop Star wasn't great on fuel either,...

My 1.4 Pop Star wasn't great on fuel either, largely unfortunately the issue with SUV's having the same aerodynamics as a garden shed....

I averaged 35-38mpg most weeks, mixed urban traffic...
Forum: Main Message Centre   05-29-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By hewesy
Oh that's not very good, I presume it is simply...

Oh that's not very good, I presume it is simply in "Eco" mode - 2wd cars had three modes, Eco, Sport and "all weather" which I think just softened settings to reduce risk of wheel spin in the wet.
...
Forum: New Member Introductions   04-30-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By hewesy
Hi, The car will be due an...

Hi,

The car will be due an inspection/service every 12 months, depending on mileage covered will depend what needs to be done.

Generally the car uses oil/brake fluid with a 2 year life, or 21k...
Forum: New Member Introductions   04-30-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,177
Posted By hewesy
Hi Bronze, Like the majority of modern cars...

Hi Bronze,

Like the majority of modern cars the 500X only has front DRL (daylight running lights), there are no rear DRL's on the car. Annoyingly the car lights up front and rear lights when you...
Forum: Order Forum   04-27-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
  Sunroof
Views: 829
Posted By hewesy
I think I've only seen one, I doubt your height...

I think I've only seen one, I doubt your height will impact it but I would advise that you cannot have a roof rack/roof bar system with the sunroof option. Too much of the roof is removed for the...
Forum: New Member Introductions   04-11-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By hewesy
Firstly - what a generous gift! My only...

Firstly - what a generous gift!

My only advice would be to buy something he can afford to run. I'm sure he'd love a 124 Spider Abarth but insurance and running costs for an 18yr old would be...
Forum: New Member Introductions   03-26-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 540
Posted By hewesy
Nice one! The UCONNECT you'll have isn't a...

Nice one!

The UCONNECT you'll have isn't a mirror system (like CarPlay etc). It connects to your phone via the UCONNECT App which then enables data access (using your phones data plan) and you...
Forum: Technical   03-16-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,888
Posted By hewesy
The brakes do have a habit of coming off quickly...

The brakes do have a habit of coming off quickly when using Hill Hold, or certainly mine did. You always knew they'd released ;)

Compared to other systems it is a bit clunky, so might just need a...
Forum: Technical   03-16-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,784
Posted By hewesy
Stop/Start might be down to the battery level...

Stop/Start might be down to the battery level being low, especially if the car is only used occasionally or for mostly short journeys. The system will deactivate if the battery level is low to...
Forum: New Member Introductions   03-01-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By hewesy
Sadly it seems that D5S is the entry level Xenon...

Sadly it seems that D5S is the entry level Xenon bulb and not many manufacturers make it besides Phillips. They may make a better bulb in the range but I suspect not.

It seems D5S is a low...
Forum: Technical   03-01-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,888
Posted By hewesy
Is it a 4WD or 2WD Cross Plus, if 4WD what mode...

Is it a 4WD or 2WD Cross Plus, if 4WD what mode have you got the car in? Is it manual or auto?

The Hill Hold only holds for 2s, once the brakes are released. So you'd hold on the footbrake, then...
Forum: 500x News & Reviews   01-24-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 426
Posted By hewesy
I guess there isn't many SUV's in that class of...

I guess there isn't many SUV's in that class of vehicle so if there is a market it should do well. I can only really think of the Jimny or maybe Ignis but the Jimny is being fully replaced by a...
Forum: Technical   01-24-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 558
Posted By hewesy
Hmm not sure I agree with the new categories...

Hmm not sure I agree with the new categories personally. Advisories are there for those items which need to be flagged, monitored but are not at a stage to cause a fail.

Breaking into three...
Forum: Technical   01-02-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By hewesy
I'd agree, I think all weather tyres might make...

I'd agree, I think all weather tyres might make more sense for most drivers though really.

Hewesy
Forum: 500x News & Reviews   01-02-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By hewesy
I saw a Jeep Renegade (the X's sister car) in...

I saw a Jeep Renegade (the X's sister car) in that matt green last summer. The owner had put a big matt grey US Army star on the bonnet and side doors, looked very cool.

I'm liking that a lot.
...
Forum: Idle Chit Chat   12-13-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By hewesy
That's very nice, something I think would sell in...

That's very nice, something I think would sell in the UK too noting the popular Octavia/Mondeo/Passat segment.

Which is a bit of a gap in their range at present, the Punto and Tipo maybe cover the...
Forum: Technical   12-13-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By hewesy
It's an interesting article, but it makes no...

It's an interesting article, but it makes no mention of the fact that winter tyres only work best when the temp is well into single figures (most are normally 7deg or less I gather). The little FAQ...
Forum: Idle Chit Chat   11-20-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By hewesy
I'd agree with Chestnut, always insist on a...

I'd agree with Chestnut, always insist on a proper walk around with the rep and proactively point out scratches etc too if you find any.

That said, I tend to find if you pay the small amount of...
Forum: Main Message Centre   11-20-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By hewesy
Thanks Chestnut that's very kind. I'll still...

Thanks Chestnut that's very kind. I'll still keep an eye out here from time to time, never know when my tiny Fiat knowledge might come in handy!

I suspect the same, I think Fiat will retain a...
Forum: Main Message Centre   11-16-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By hewesy
Goodbye 500X

We decided to hand our 500X back earlier this week, my wife now has a company car so we took the opportunity to hand the X back without penalty (this is an option within UK PCP finance, as long as...
Forum: 500x News & Reviews   10-16-2017, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 552
Posted By hewesy
Hi Aaron, welcome! There's not a huge amount...

Hi Aaron, welcome!

There's not a huge amount of info on the T&C's for that deal (that I can see) but at first glance it seems similar to the Fiat Finance PCP offers in the UK (well I say UK, I'm...
Forum: 500x News & Reviews   10-10-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By hewesy
Actually, as an after thought given the 500X is...

Actually, as an after thought given the 500X is on the Jeep Renegade platform, I suspect this will come down to whether the US market wants one or not.

If PHEV or hybrid SUV's take off, Jeep and...
Forum: 500x News & Reviews   10-09-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By hewesy
So do Renault apparently but they're propped up...

So do Renault apparently but they're propped up by the French national banks to remain in the market.

Probably why Fiat introduced the Fullback, recoup some of those losses.

Hewesy
Forum: Main Message Centre   10-09-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,033
Posted By hewesy
Fair enough Derek, from what I read when I was...

Fair enough Derek, from what I read when I was going to run my dashcam to the fuse box the glovebox needs a serious pull to remove, I'd leave for the dealer too.

If you need a pollen filter at the...
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