Fiat 500, no threat at all

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  1. Johngo

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    Interesting twist to the story:

    JLO from the block and her FIAT endorsement are once again causing controversy. And it sure isn’t pretty.

    This time, a foreign policy advocacy group dedicated to prevent the development of a nuclear weapon in Iran, “United Against Nuclear Iran” (UANI) is urging Jennifer Lopez to end her deal with FIAT because they claim the Italian car company continues to do business with Iran.

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  2. Metalman

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    And JLO's response..... What's a Iran???
     
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    So, that's the FIAT 500 "Clubman"?

    JLo's response.....

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY0ze7Ky5_k"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY0ze7Ky5_k[/ame]
     
  4. Nathan

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    An I Ran

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_Pq0xYr3L4]A Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away) [1982] - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    And today at the auto show my thoughts were confirmed. The inside (of even the Arbath) is made of the shittiest plastics GM could afford.
     
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    I'm currently in Germany and they are everywhere over here. There must be a lot of mechanics named Tony here:biggrin5:
     
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    I agree with Allen except for the fact that it was Chrysler's shitty plastics. I really liked the outside of the Dark Grey Abarth they had there.
     

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    Maybe Ford needs to stop using all the decent plastics in Michigan and share with the other two. God the flashback of the back side of the seats on the 300, who pays that much for a car and accepts such a shitty material right where rear passengers are looking and touching. They need to export some of that crap right back to Michigan.

    Spark is really cool, no joke really cool probably slow as hell, but cooler than the other options in the small 4 door segment. Great job GM. Never thought I would say that. And who removed all the interior space from the Juke? Really didn't think it was possible to make an interior that cramped.
     
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    You obviously have not been in a new Mustang... Horrible interior. Can't imagine the Camaro and Charger inferiors -- er interiors are any better.

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    Could not disagree with you more. I sat in all three modern muscle cars and the Mustang seemed very user friendly. You could see all four corners of the car the gauges are clear and the materials seemed decent. Camaro is a vault pure and simple, from the passenger seat I could not see the hood of the car at all, not even the part closest to the windshield. Looking over my shoulder all I saw was a huge plastic cover for the B & C pillars. The Chalenger was not much better you could see the front half of the car but the pillars were way too wide and thick. Also in the Stang when I moved the seat to where I would have it driving there was room in the back for a person behind me, not a ton of room but enough for a couple hour ride, now I am sure most Stang drivers take the big pimp lean back stance which would make the rear seat useless, but if you take a proper drivers possition there was plentry of room.

    All that said the new 3 from BMW and the Benz C class were head and shoulders above anybody else in adjustability. If you can't find the perfect driving possition in either there is something really wrong about you. The BMW had what felt like 18 inches of telescope for the steering wheel (make all the jokes you want but telescoping steering wheels are a huge help in getting your possition right in a car.)
     
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    We test drove the 2011 Mustang. The interior was horrible. Line of sight wasn't bad, just the layout/size. My wife was all excited abut getting one, until she got in and couldn't adjust the car to reach the clutch.

    When I drove it, I was amazed at just how bad Ford did on layout. It looked like an early 1980's Camaro interior.

    Then I DID sit in the back, with her driving. She is short... My legs barely fit and I had to lean my head over to the side the whole time. EXTREMELY uncomfortable. I am 6' tall and I would have had to lay down on anything longer than 10 minutes for fear of a massive kink in my neck.

    For a car that is as large as that class of car has become, I was disappointed and had a hard time with the fact that the MINI has more room in the back seat. I don't understand how a car that size could have so much useless space and a MINI seems to maximize every cubic CM.
     
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    Denise McCluggage has a nice article in the latest Autoweek on the 500. "Authentic"
     
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    Fiat 500L
    Looking kind of Countrymany.....:crazy:
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    3 rows of seats in Europe!!!

    I would take one of these:

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    Fiat ditches J Lo for a different celebrity

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjYxE2VD7VE]FIAT 500 Abarth -- "House Arrest" - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Better, but the one with the girl turning into the car was good too. :Thumbsup:

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    So if that is yours it's a ....wait for it.... UP yours. :wink:
     
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    Well plaid Chuck, the jokes about the Geneva show are awesome, VW has 6 Ups there all with crazy names.
     
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    Huh... I liked it much better with the car turning into the girl...:D
     

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