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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-05-2013, 07:34 AM Thread Starter
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Thought I'd share how I'm finding my Adam so far as I've had him for just about 1 week now and it's starting to feel like my own car at last!
First off, I want to mention how smooth a ride it is. Going from a 14 year old Fiat Punto to the Adam I have noticed a far smoother drive on most roads, especially motorway driving. However, I have the 1.2 eco engine and I have found that this struggles to get me up big hills in 2nd gear. My grandmother lives on a hill and my Punto never struggled to get up that in 2nd gear with 2 people in the car, yet Adam has a tough time & I usually end up having to change down to 1st gear to make it all the way!
In terms of comfort and enjoyability I have zero complaints. I fitted my Adam with the Winter Pack (heated seats and steering wheel), Urban Pack, Intellilink, Electronic Climate Control, Infinity Speaker System and Panoramic Glass Sunroof and all of these things make for a fun and comfortable experience while driving. I took him for a spin up to the South Wales Valleys this week and with the sun coming through the roof, music blasting and cool air circulating around the car I was absolutely in my element.Also, night time driving is wonderful thanks to all the glowing lights and the ambience they create. Everyone who has sat in my passenger seat has commented on how cool the interior looks at night (and day as well to be honest) and I particularly love the feel of the interior at night.
I had a few issues getting the BringGo App to work when I used it first, but with a good play around you soon figure out how to get it going, and it is very useful. I love that I can use Spotify with the Intellilink system, even though it doesn't show artwork. If anyone wants to know, all you have to do is connect your phone via Bluetooth/USB & open spotify & start playing. This will override the iPod music playback, easy!
My only worry is leaving my car alone in a car park while I am at work! I'm sure everyone else feels similarly. I feel very protective over Adam and at the moment he has taken prime position on our drive, safely tucked away at night Overall, I am extremely happy with my Adam, and with the spec/colour/options I chose. Also had a great experience at my local dealership. If anyone has any questions I'll be happy to answer them too!

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Greenspotting with White my Fire Roof
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Thanks for your review - you sound very pleased with him! Good news for everyone out there waiting on one at the moment<div id="watchlr_dummy_element_for_plugin_detecti&#111; n">
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I find that the 1.2 engine is very sluggish. Really have to put my foot down to get it moving and overtaking takes forever. Then i look at the dash and notice 18mpg average until i take my foot off the accelerator to make myself feel better and see 48MPG. Would say no no to the 1.2, never driven the 1.4 but for a small car, i think a 3 cyl polo or Up has smoother acceleration and better economy than the 1.2!

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Pretty good review.. I cant wait now Did you opt for the larger wheels? I stuck with the standard 16" but only test drove one with 17" which apparently have a sports suspension. I hope the 16" are comfortable and smooth as I did like the 17" but couldn't afford them as I upgraded the engine to the 1.4 eco. I get mine in September so got a long wait to find out what its like!!
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mine cumming in sep to ive gone 4 the 16inc wheels to gone 4 the brown one 1.4 stop start
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16's should be more comfortable than the 17's - a bit more rubber between you and the road.<div id="watchlr_dummy_element_for_plugin_detecti&#111; n">
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I got the 16 inch wheels. And I find it very smooth. I think the only thing I would change would be the engine size. Definitely would like more power now & again, but the 1.2 does what I need it to do just fine enjoy yours when you get it! x

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how good is the sound system fross2 think its my best upgrade and my 1.4 87bhp is really sweet motor plenty quick now its been run in
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Its awesome! I am so glad I upgraded to the sound system because I love my music in my car. Done a few long trips now & loved every minute thanks to those great sounding speakers

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Thank you for the reply's! I am very much looking forward to getting it! X
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