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  1. Firebro17

    Firebro17 Dazed, but not Confused
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    This little blue ride will kick its a$$.
     

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  2. MINI Fireman

    MINI Fireman New Member

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    FWIW, I think the Fiat is alot like the MINI in many ways. I like it & would roll an Abarth in a heartbeat. I hope that they prosper enough to keep MINI on their toes & working hard for my continued business.
     
  3. Metalman

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    All of them......:D
     
  4. Johngo

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    Shush, Jim! :biggrin5:
     
  5. minimark

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    Ditto... :D
     
  6. minimark

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    Maybe it comes with a trailer....lol
     
  7. Metalman

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    We Be Rollin, Rollin, Rollin..... Obama's new wheels.....:D
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  8. Metalman

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    IDK.... It almost looks like it's morphing into a PT Cruiser......:crazy:
     
  9. Metalman

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    A little bit about the Fiat "Multi Air" technology....

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B82dRiYdCYs&feature=relmfu]YouTube - ‪New Engine Technology for Fiat‬‏[/ame]
     
  10. Crashton

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    I'm sure they will sell. They are cute as a bug to a lot of people & a lot of folks want to be first on their block with the latest fashion statement car.
     
  11. Metalman

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    #168 Metalman, Aug 12, 2011
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    The Fiat lady, Laura Soave, is smiling because she drove her MINI "S" to work today....:D
     
  12. lotsie

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  13. Angib

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    Over here in Britain, the 500s seem to be doing well and appealing to the same young-to-middle-age female buyer as the Mini - the 'frock on wheels' market.

    The noticeable difference is just how much better the colours offered by Fiat are - I assume BMW's policy of offering mostly sober, indeed boring, colours is meant to try to preserve an upmarket image for the Mini. The adjectives bright, sharp and fresh cannot be used about any Mini colours, but they apply to lots of Fiat colours. It's a pity BMW can't remember the history of the classic Mini, which had some interesting colours - a 1970s bright orange or lime green would suit the Mini shape quite well.

    Not that I'm complaining, you understand - the colour choice was sufficiently dull when I bought mine that I couldn't even see the reason to pay for metallic paint, so that was a few hundred dollars saved.
     
  14. jiminni

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    Have to admit....that's a good commercial :Thumbsup:
     
  15. Metalman

    Metalman Well-Known Member
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    ^^^ Agree.....:D
     
  16. Justa Jim

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    I would still like to see that little car make a go of it. Get a few of these Urban Assault Vehicles (SUV) off the road.

    Jim
     
  17. ScottinBend

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    How many MINI's were sold in their first year?
     
  18. rigidjunkie

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    I look forward to sitting in one next week in Detroit. The more I see them on the road the more I like them, BUT my memory of the inside still makes me scratch my head when I see them. If the inside looks better I will tone down my dislike of them.

    All that said I want to know what other Fiat's are going to come to America. Their cars are all very intriguing in that they should be priced around Chevy money but they all have that odd Italian flair where they look different and will probably fall apart but for some reason you are drawn to them.

    Lastly France please follow Fiat and send some cars to the US. Renaut I am talking to you!!!!!!!!
     
  19. Johngo

    Johngo New Member
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    So FIAT, in their infinite wisdom, thought they could double the numbers of MINI in their first year? That is pretty laughable seeing as they are not nearly as well made, not nearly as sporty or good looking, and, as I am sure time will prove, not nearly as reliable.

    JLo may be hot, but nobody is THAT hot... :biggrin5:
     
  20. ScottinBend

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    But looking at it another way, they sold enough to get really close to the initial sales of the MINI. That's not to bad considering the car.