Hey MINI..... Fiat Knows Burbles and Pops...

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  1. Metalman

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    [ame=http://youtu.be/oROsOtqsKuI]Abarth 695 Biposto HUGE Revs, Sound and Overview - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. Spa2k

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    It might be fun to drive for a while, but I wouldn't want my sister to marry one.
     
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    that is NOT a pleasing exhaust sound..
     
  4. vetsvette

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    Pretty underwhelming, even for an easter egg with a ground effects package.
     
  5. Crashton

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    One aspect of my drive in an Abarth was the exhaust sound, very nice. Sounds better in real life that YouzTubez stuff.
     
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    I liked the exhaust note and the fun-to-drive factor of the Abarth, but I just couldn't get over the overwhelming feeling of being surrounded by cheapness. It's probably because my final act before selling my Fiat X1/9 was putting the choke linkage back together with parts from a go-kart. :lol:
     
  7. Friskie

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    When sound becomes more important than throttle response, gear box response, handling and road feel then maybe. That's not to say the Stebros on my old E type weren't killer but the sound sure didn't make the ride.
     
  8. Crashton

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    You suffered through a Fiat from the prime of Fiat's American failure. Oh my!

    I know these new ones have nothing in common with Fiat's of old other than the name. That being said when I think it would be fun to have an Abarth those old Fiat memories come flooding back in. :nonod:

    Heck it took me 4 years to get over the fact MINI's used a Neon engine. :lol:
     
  9. Metalman

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    I'ma trying to figure out how this video was recording the burble without anyone working the gas pedal....:confused:
     
  10. Dave.0

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    Yeah but that was only in the first gen and it worked very well. :Thumbsup:
     
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    What really swayed me was the 350 mile southern Ohio test drive I had in my friends wife's MINI. I came home walked in the door & said, "Babs we're buying a MINI. The rest as they say is history. :D
     

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