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    Fiat

    Never seen one. Never driven one. But I have a sudden urge to buy one.

    Sorry if this has already been posted. Probably deserves a second post anyways.

    2013 FIAT 500 Abarth Cabrio "Topless" Fiat Commercial - YouTube



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    Re: Fiat

    You buy it and tell us how you like it. Remember this is a Toyota Tundra site. They are having trouble selling Fiats in Europe so they are introducing them here.


    Last edited by Wesley; 02-27-2013 at 09:53 PM.
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    Re: Fiat

    They had her lay face down so you can't see how sharp her knees are...



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    Re: Fiat

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    You buy it and tell us how you like it. Remember this is a Toyota Tundra site. They are having trouble selling Fiats in Europe so they are introducing them here.
    If they are having trouble selling them in Europe then it must be something new. Between these and the Mercedes Smart I swear they made up half of the cars on the road in both Italy and France.



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    Re: Fiat

    In before cave.



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    Re: Fiat

    There are a few in my neighborhood which you must park on the street they look like great parallel parkers. Little to small for my taste but if you life in a dense area it could work nicely. I think more practical small car would be the new Scion X2 saw it at the Chi Town auto show and looked better than old models.


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    Re: Fiat

    Quote Originally Posted by TRZA View Post
    In before cave.
    Can you please point me in the direction of the Automobile discussion cave? I love talking about cars and didn't know we had a forum just for that.

    Back on topic though, they actually look like fun little cars to drive. Scares the hell out of me though, thinking about owning one with all the large SUV people in the US. I know they pass all the classic safety tests, but I wonder what the 40 mph against an SUV looks like? Not really a good suburban car, but probably awesome for congested city driving.



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    Re: Fiat

    They do a good job making these cars seem cool when they are just little sissy cars.



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    Re: Fiat

    I really don't understand why anyone living in Iowa would want one of these.



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    Re: Fiat

    I read that they are suppose to be making a slightly longer version for the next model



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    Re: Fiat

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    You buy it and tell us how you like it. Remember this is a Toyota Tundra site. They are having trouble selling Fiats in Europe so they are introducing them here.
    Test drove one at the auto show for ***** and giggles.

    The words I'd use to describe it would be under powered, cheaply made, and tin can

    When the sales guy wouldn't talk about anything other than the radio it was obvious he knew the ride was a turd also



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    Re: Fiat

    I glimpsed that commercial while walking by my TV a few days ago. Needless to say I stopped walking and stood there with a puddle of drool forming around my feet.



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    Re: Fiat

    I rented a Fiat 500(petro) while in Italy. It had less horsepower then the models in the US and it had plenty of power. In this video I'm going about 95-100mph. If I was looking to buy something in this price range I would buy a Honda Fit instead.

    And yes it was baby blue :)



    Last edited by dmclone; 02-28-2013 at 03:46 PM.

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    Re: Fiat

    Did you even read these articles? I don't think they say what you think they say...

    The first one says Fiat sales were slow to start but are picking up now that the marketing has started. Article says that with no marketing, they sold only 5000 fewer Fiat 500 than the Mini sold in it's first year, though Mini had a better economy and huge marketing campaign.

    The second two articles are about the reduction in the entire EU auto industry demand, not just Fiat.

    The Abarth is not the standard Fiat 500. It's got a turbo to bump it up to 160 hp, lower/stiffer suspension, better 5 speed manual, better seats, etc. It's a very different car than the regular Fiat 500 (which, yeah, isn't that great). Abarth is to Fiat as Shelby is to Mustang.


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