Fiat 500 All Over USA Today

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  1. Gil-galad

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    I'm sure several of you have seen it. Four full pages of advertisement, totally enclosing today's edition of USA Today. Trying to instill themselves into the mainstream American conscience I guess.

    Wonder how many pesos that cost them?
     
  2. Nathan

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    There was an article in Automotive News this week on how FIAT is starting a full court press starting July 1 to push the 500.

    You will probably see ads on TV too.
     
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    Yippie!!! Italian models
     
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    When I was in Europe recently I saw Fiat 500's everywhere. They've done a great job of getting them into the market quickly over there.
     
  5. Redbeard

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    Funny. I JUST saw my first one on the road today coming back from lunch. Not impressed.
     
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    It's not a MINI, that's why:Thumbsup:

    Roadster, Roadster, Roadster:D

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  7. Jason Montague

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    :cornut: Yeah..............They're not bad.........they're just not MINIs. :Thumbsup:

    Jason
     
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    Yep saw my first one sitting in Blowing Rock yesterday....not impressed. Definately wasn't drawing any attention either.
     
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    Seen a few on the roads around here this week.

    Wife says "looks like a cross between a MINI and a Smart car. Gross"
     
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    :cornut: Just curious..................is the Abarth Fiat 500 available in the US? :Thumbsup:

    Jason
     
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    At our local C&C on Saturday, two of the numbered 500 were in attendance.

    Look pretty nice, smallish.... Our local rag Denver Post had a writeup by the established car dude, his wife likes the ride better than the MINI (more squishy).

    As to your question, I have heard the Abarth version might make it in December.

    When I looked at them at the C&C I though of my friends old racing Fiat Abarth 600 (similar lines). :biggrin5:

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    I kinda like them but....

    Roadster Roadster Roadster. :wink:

    Don
     
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    I think they are a welcome addition to the automotive landscape. Can't see me driving one, but don't really mind them at all. I saw a nice green one yesterday way out in the country parked in someones driveway.
     
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    Agree, if we all liked exactly the same thing...everything would be exactly the same.

    But seriously doubt one of these will ever grace my garage...
     
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    I've seen about a dozen. Last week I saw the stranges thing, couldn't get my smarphone camera out in time. There was a flatbed towing a 500 from the rear hitch (front wheels elevated). I was thinking to my self that didn't take long for it to break down. Then when I looked on the deck of the truck there was a MINI. Hmmm I guess that would be the kettle calling the pot black. :rolleyes:

    I'm wondering if the 500 will go the way of the Smart car. Lots of initial hype and sales and then a rapid drop in sales a few years later?
     
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    :Thumbsup:

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    I have to admit...I'm liking the Roadster:biggrin5: (sorry for the thread jack)
     

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