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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Cary Grant, May 31, 2011.

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    I guess we failed. Congratulations! Color, pics, details?

    --Andre
     
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    I'll have pics in a bit.
     
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    The Abarth is coming barring any major changes. Dealer says they may have them around Feb/March. My guy has driven one and says it may have real issues in snowy Minnesota with the trim/skirting and ground clearance. I've seen spy shots claiming to be a 2013 mule for an AWD version.

    Abarth supposedly wil have something like 160horses base and higher in the SS version. They are guessing it will be a $5-10k premium over the current base prices.

    EDIT: Though since seeing that the EV may be next and what they may charge for it, the Abarth might price well into the $30's.


    I can vouch for the ground clearance issue on the abarth. My inlaws have one and it barely makes it up the driveway without touching the ground..
     
  5. Cary Grant

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    A few quick snaps from last night, pre-sunroof install. I have a loaner now, in "Rame", their copper/orange Lounge model... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    So how is it? It's an intriguing car to say the least.

    Also, my 3 year old neighbor wants to race you. He has a blue and red Little Tikes with a yellow targa top
     
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    cool car! i've been looking at those, too. need something for around-town grocery shopping, errand-running, etc. and to offset the carbon footprint (and gas bill) of my wife's suv.
     
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    So how is it? It's an intriguing car to say the least.

    Also, my 3 year old neighbor wants to race you. He has a blue and red Little Tikes with a yellow targa top


    I'll take him on. Any playground, any time. [​IMG]

    It's really a kick in the pants to toss around. Make no mistake, it's not a sportscar... just 1.4L 105hp with the torque up in the higher revs; but a rorty little engine that likes to go. I got the sport model with stiffer suspension, bigger wheels etc and you certainly feel the potholes and cracks. They're installing an aftermarket sunroof as we speak so I have the top-end Lounge model for the day... 1" smaller wheels and a softer ride- noticeably so.

    Foodie- make sure you try the Sport and the Lounge or Pop versions to compare the ride quality; other than the tuning/ride... the changes between models are largely cosmetic (brightwork, interior details etc.).

    As to MPG... I know a couple of owners with the manual tranny averaging about 42mpg after 3500 miles. I have the 6 speed auto/manumatic that, after a day of horsing around was averaging about 34.


    You certainly get a lot of notice from passersby.
     
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    Make no mistake, it's not a sportscar... just 1.4L 105hp
    Can you check under the hood for me? I'm curious exactly how many hamsters are currently running on the wheel that's powering this thing. Don't worry, I won't tell PETA.
     
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    Great question, Rambo. I was curious myself... it's just one. Albeit, one hulking mo-fo of a hamster with a wheel of parm, a bottle of nebbiolo and a pack of Camels.
     
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    Great question, Rambo. I was curious myself... it's just one. Albeit, one hulking mo-fo of a hamster with a wheel of parm, a bottle of nebbiolo and a pack of Camels.

    ah! you got the guido model.
     
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    Guido the hamster is certainly frugal... combined mpg average over a twelve hour drive thsi weekend was right at 38... and for a roughly 20 minute stretch I was able to average 47 which is well above the EPA suggested range, especially for the Auto-6.
     
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    sooner than you would like, you are going ot regret buying a fiat.
     
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    sooner than you would like, you are going ot regret buying a fiat.

    I regretted ever posting at SF three days in... yet here I am still [​IMG]
     
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    I blame Vox.
    Do hamsters have shoe circles?
     
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    I blame Vox.

    Just for this, or for everything? [​IMG]
     
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    Saw a silver one on the road today. Looks really good in person.
     

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