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14-03-2016, 06:15 PM
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Heard this morning that this box when fitted measures speed etc and if you have one, insurance will be around 25 per cent less. Great idea for youngsters who pay a fortune for insurance and would make them take better care hopefully.
The car cam is a great idea too
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Sounds like a good idea!
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14-03-2016, 08:22 PM
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The dash cam is the better idea, the black box could actually increase your insurance premiums if the insurance company decide that you are a bad risk, it just looks like big brother for the insurance companies to me.
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14-03-2016, 09:16 PM
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My daughter got a new Fiat 500 on lease and had a "black box" fitted to save on insurance.

You get an email and/or alert on your phone app when you go too far over the speed limit.

It doesn't have a negative effect on your next policy if you're sensible, if you're not then don't get one.
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14-03-2016, 09:25 PM
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I think it sounds like a good idea ,im all for saving money on insurance and if I could do this by driving "more" carefully than I do already then I think its a good thing
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14-03-2016, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Tpin ->
My daughter got a new Fiat 500 on lease and had a "black box" fitted to save on insurance.

You get an email and/or alert on your phone app when you go too far over the speed limit.

It doesn't have a negative effect on your next policy if you're sensible, if you're not then don't get one.
Can you go over the speed limit in a Fiat 500 ?

I have heard that they can not go up some hills.
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14-03-2016, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Jimmy ->
Can you go over the speed limit in a Fiat 500 ?

I have heard that they can not go up some hills.

When I was looking at Fiats last autumn, I asked the Fiat dealers about this problem.
I can't tell you now exactly what he said now, but apparently it really was a problem on some models a good while back, but Fiat have sorted it.

I guess a salesman would say that!
Anyhow, I bought a little Panda, and I love it, and it doesn't struggle with hills at all.
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Originally Posted by Jimmy ->
Can you go over the speed limit in a Fiat 500 ?

I have heard that they can not go up some hills.
Of course you can........off Beachy Head.
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14-04-2016, 11:01 PM
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Fiat 500 turbo Abarth

Zero to 60 mph: 8.1 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 23.1 sec
Zero to 110 mph: 31.2 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 9.2 sec
Standing -mile: 16.1 sec @ 86 mph
Top speed (drag limited): 127 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph: 181 ft
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14-04-2016, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Jimmy ->
Can you go over the speed limit in a Fiat 500 ?

I have heard that they can not go up some hills.
that's true! I remember the tv prog Watchdog testing it as a young lady had the same problem!
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