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Old 05-21-2012, 05:18 PM   #16
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Evidently we are those people who don't want to see our car around every turn (I also ride a Guzzi) and I really don't like the jelly bean cars.
Good thing you don't live around here. Apparently, Fiat hit the styling/marketing nail on the head because these things are starting to show up EVERYWHERE now. I probably see 2 or 3 of them every time I leave my house - especially if I swing by a trader joes (pretty much every other block in Pasadena, since the company is HQ'd here) or whole foods.

I'd own one if I needed a new car and didn't usually drive around with 200 pounds of dog in the car with me.
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:23 PM   #17
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Good thing you don't live around here. Apparently, Fiat hit the styling/marketing nail on the head because these things are starting to show up EVERYWHERE now. I probably see 2 or 3 of them every time I leave my house - especially if I swing by a trader joes (pretty much every other block in Pasadena, since the company is HQ'd here) or whole foods.

I'd own one if I needed a new car and didn't usually drive around with 200 pounds of dog in the car with me.

Good. I really want this car to succeed in the US market. I see one maybe every other week here and it's probably the same one
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:22 PM   #18
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Good. I really want this car to succeed in the US market. I see one maybe every other week here and it's probably the same one
They seem to be doing good up here in Winter Wonder Land, ME which surprised me since their free height isn't that great. But people seems to like a car that can do better than 12 mpg in the city. I need to try one out. Maybe next weekend!
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:02 PM   #19
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Ooh...excellent -- how does the shifter/clutch feel in the 500 compare to the Miata?
The Fiat shifter feels vague, rubbery, and truck-like compared to a tight Miata shifter. Of course, just about any manual shifter feels vague, rubbery, and truck like compared to a Miata!
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:49 PM   #20
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I hope you're a chick...
I think FLYING EYEBALL
was saying that it's a Gay car
not a chick's car?
can you get show tunes on the radio?
this may be a tel tale sign.
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:06 PM   #21
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I owned an Abarth Zagato AND a '59 500, so I'm a shoe-in for the nostalgia buy, but I would like to know it feels on long stretches of interstate.
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:31 PM   #22
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:55 AM   #23
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I owned an Abarth Zagato AND a '59 500, so I'm a shoe-in for the nostalgia buy, but I would like to know it feels on long stretches of interstate.
It's a city car, not a touring car...
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:00 AM   #24
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I should have been clear....it's a chick colour imo.

I think the fiat's are cool....I would probably get a fiesta or a soul and spend the rest on a motorbike....but that's my .02
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:03 AM   #25
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It's a city car, not a touring car...
I'm aware of that, but occasionally I see one around here, and I would like to hear some impressions of the 500 used as such.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:22 AM   #26
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I have a Miata, love it for it's RWD, great handling, balanced steering feel and incredible shifter. However I do have 500 lust....Being FWD and a 4 seater (barely) a person should be able to justify both right?
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:27 AM   #27
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AZCycle-wife and I considered looking into the Fiat 500 a few months back when we were in the market for another car. She went with the Volvo C30 instead, but we both still really like the 500. I'd get the Abarth.

Looks like a fun runabout... enjoy it!
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:33 AM   #28
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I should have been clear....it's a chick colour imo.

I think the fiat's are cool....I would probably get a fiesta or a soul and spend the rest on a motorbike....but that's my .02
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:25 PM   #29
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200 Miles from the dealer? this will not end well.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:16 PM   #30
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200 Miles from the dealer? this will not end well.



......but seriously, I am going to wait until 2015 when they will have four doors, six seats, turbo, four wheel drive, 20" wheels, roof rack, tow package and rear view camera.


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