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going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips #1009465
28/03/2010 19:09
28/03/2010 19:09

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i absolutely love the look of the fiat coupe and have just bought a 1997 coupe non turbo only 60k miles in black.
i have never even been in one and bought it off ebay. it been well looked after, i think!
please any tips welcome, i plan to keep it for years. i actually will use it to commute 40 miles to work every day so i hope the fuel bill does not kill me.
thanks james

Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: ] #1009468
28/03/2010 19:13
28/03/2010 19:13
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Fuel is not going to be a problem in a non turbo

Welcome by the way, please give us a link to the auction and we'll let you know what we think wink


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Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: whatmoretyres] #1009481
28/03/2010 19:34
28/03/2010 19:34

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i dont know how to create a link. the ebay sale closes at 2011 tonight.
if its easy please tell me how to create a link and i will TRY and do it.
do you know the mpg for 20v non turbo 1997?

Last edited by james20v; 28/03/2010 19:40.
Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: ] #1009493
28/03/2010 19:49
28/03/2010 19:49

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how can you have bought the car if the auction has not closed yet

Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: ] #1009494
28/03/2010 19:52
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well i think i should get it as i really want it maybe i should not have tempted fate!

Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: ] #1009496
28/03/2010 19:56
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ive looked at the add and as long as what he says is true it seems like you have got a good low millage example, if not a bit pricy thow, the 20v na does not hold its price very well and i would not have paid more then £800. Maybe £1000 if it was in such good condition.

If the cambelt was last done in 2006 like the add says, its due a fresh one , and your looking at £300-£400 for this.

Dont want to put you off or anything, just thought you should know the score.

Last edited by niff; 28/03/2010 19:59.
Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: ] #1009500
28/03/2010 20:00
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ouch maybe shoild have done more homework! thats a huge price difference!
do you knoe the mpg.
maybe i will get outbid!

Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: ] #1009505
28/03/2010 20:06
28/03/2010 20:06

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20v n/a mpg probably 25-32 ish, depending on how and where you are driving

4 minutes to go, £1600 is enough for it especially if needs belts. However, what other 2l sports car can you get for that price with that mileage that looks so darn pretty wink

If you like it, can afford to run it, and plan to keep it, who cares if you have paid a couple of hundred quid over the 'normal' price for one of the many sheds that are out there

If you win, enjoy!!! laugh And you will, they sound fantastic

Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: ] #1009517
28/03/2010 20:32
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i agree v. I have spent a small fortune on my na and i never plan to get rid of it. I have a 20vt aswell but the na is my daily drive and i love it. Also the engine is solid as a rock with not as many things to go wrong as with the turbo.

Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: ] #1009565
28/03/2010 21:59
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thanks vickster and niff i have won it and will be driving it by 10am. i read someone talking about the noise and i do plan to keep it for years and years, it will make me smile going to work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i really really cant wait and £1600 for a car that looks that good and only 61k miles is amazing. i was looking for one really well looked after so hopefully it was.
really really cant wait to hear it.
thanks again i will log on tomorrow to rave about the noise of it.
thanks james

Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: ] #1009577
28/03/2010 22:19
28/03/2010 22:19

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get a cybox exhaust fitted to it, i did this to my na and it sounds brill.

Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: ] #1009581
28/03/2010 22:21
28/03/2010 22:21

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And drill the airbox, adds a nice growl wink Do get the belts done asap, especially the aux belts

Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: ] #1009593
28/03/2010 22:45
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I would reccomend the 20v non turbo chip. Flea on the forum has made the chip, they really make a noticeable difference to the fuel economy on the non turbos and also add a bit of extra grunt!

Welcome to the forum and best of luck with the car :-)


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Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: MarioCirillo] #1009696
29/03/2010 09:28
29/03/2010 09:28

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i agree with mario, for around £45 the chip is a great little upgrade, and it does make a difference.

Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: ] #1009707
29/03/2010 09:49
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Now the deal is done, can you post the E-Bay auction number so we can have a nosey wink

PS - Welcome smile

I had a 20v N/A for a few years before I got my turbo, and if it's a good one, you won't regret it smile I even got 500 miles out of one tank once.

Last edited by CoupeNewbie; 29/03/2010 09:50.
Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: ] #1009843
29/03/2010 12:49
29/03/2010 12:49

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Ignore me...

If it falls through I've got a great NA for sale and I'm open to offers! (see the for sale section)

Last edited by K00P; 29/03/2010 21:53. Reason: learned how to read
Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: MarioCirillo] #1011361
31/03/2010 15:26
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how do i find the chip you were talking about made by Flea, this would be great.
i picked up the car and its unbelievable i would never have believed the noise!!!!!!!
the cam belt has only done 5k in since it was fitted in 2006 is it worth changing

Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: ] #1011371
31/03/2010 15:36
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Look in the Trader's Section for Flea.

The belts: they should be changed after five years. Inspection would be a *very* good idea, by a specialist. However more importantly the auxiliary belts (the power steering/alternator belts) *must* be inspected annually and changed every two years to be safe. Again, a full inspection by a specialist will put your mind at rest.


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Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: stan] #1011457
31/03/2010 18:33
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hi everyone

just joined the fccuk and this is my attempt at first post!bought a 20v turbo 4 weeks ago and wish id got one earlier ,great car!

Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: speedy_gonzales] #1011554
31/03/2010 20:41
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Welcome Speedy smile Pics? wink


Edit: Pics of the car. I'm not some sort of perv hehe

Last edited by CoupeNewbie; 31/03/2010 20:43.
Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: ] #1011559
31/03/2010 20:48
31/03/2010 20:48

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Wow, a double newbie post laugh

Welcome both, 20V n/a & 20VT, both great cars thumb You're in the right place! Welcome home wink

Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: ] #1011571
31/03/2010 21:03
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welcome both - pay £15 to join the club and you'll save loads on servicing/parts/goodies and it helps the community here. get to some meets and get some pics up, that's essential

Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: ] #1013222
03/04/2010 16:13
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hi guys thanks for the welcome

haven't taken any pics yet but will do.already joined the club coffee

Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: speedy_gonzales] #1013295
03/04/2010 18:23
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i will join club tonight i have been reading about the belts have to be changed every two years and get a specialist to check them. does anyone know any specialists near Inverness?

Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: ] #1014152
05/04/2010 15:11
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Welcome mate and totally agree with the sound on the 20vna,superb love


I'll be back smile

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Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: ] #1019309
13/04/2010 19:23
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my coupe pic what you think? laugh

Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: speedy_gonzales] #1019313
13/04/2010 19:26
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she looks stunning mate, very nice indeed.

Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: ] #1019336
13/04/2010 19:50
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Very nice, the wheels really suit it. smile

Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: ] #1019341
13/04/2010 19:54
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cheers niff just added 2 more cool

Re: going to collect a 97 coupe non turbo any tips [Re: ] #1019343
13/04/2010 19:58
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only put the wheels on last tuesday fld_willis thanks

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