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Discussion in 'Mid-Ohio Motoring' started by rigidjunkie, Jan 22, 2011.
Hmmmmm, something looks kinda familiar here....
Edit: Could this be the......Abarth 695 MINI Tributo
Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari
Abarth 695 Maserati Tributo
Well, I got to sit in a new Abarth last night at the KC auto show, and I have to say that while I see where the extra money went, I'm still not all that impressed. In a couple of months they'll have them at the dealer tho the spokesperson said the entire production run for this year is already sold out, so it may be a while before I get to drive one.
They seem to be playing with the interior design a little this year too on the regular 500 and I have to say I like some of what they've done. The white dash insert and steering wheel in particular - while very retro - really looked like fun.
I was following behind one the other day. From certain angles it kept making me think of a pear shaped woman with a big butt.
Best picture I could find that conveys it:
I see them fairly often now in the Bay Area. There are 2 or 3 in my neighborhood (vs like a dozen MINIs)
Baby got Back!!!
Fiat 500L-Based Crossover Coming Next Year (MotorAuthority.com)
So it seems Fiat is taking a page out of the MINI playbook with lots of variants.
But doing so much more quickly than MINI.
I noticed yesterday while driving thru town the surpising absence of large pickups and vans, as well as large cars.
I think the trend to smaller cars is really talking hold.
I drove through Oklahoma the other day and stopped in for gas in a small town. Of the 10 vehicles in the lot: 1 MINI (me), 8 American-made pick-ups and 1 10+ year-old Toyota Camry.
I don't think that much of middle-America has gotten the message.
Not until MINI or Fiat offers a micro pickup.....
There are parts of the country where a pick up is necessary and not just driven to look macho. Ya can't pull a goose neck trailer with a micro truck. :nonod:
This will pull a goose neck trailer filled to the brim with goose necks....:wink:
Well, I looked at several 500's at MOTD and was surprised. I have NO plans to go out and buy one, but I did not find it unappealing. It was cute (in person) and the interior was not a turn off. It is NOT a MINI, it is what it is and I did not find that all bad. Just saying.....
Oh carp!!! I find myself agreeing with you again....
Oh my gosh, what's happening to us Crash????? :eek6:
You guys should get a room.
^^^HAHAHAHAHA.... Next year at the Dragon.....
That is a club I do not belong to. You guys can have fun without me.
Hey Jim changed the oil in the last year or so??? :devil: