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      12-22-2011, 12:37 PM   #1
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thoughts on this for being a DD

http://www.fiatusa.com/en/


anyone a fan of the abarth, or can shed some light on them ?

Ive seen them around europe for a while, and always thought they would be a fun car.
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Not sure how the US pricing structure works but I think I'd be looking at a GTI or Mini JCW instead..?
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Not sure how the US pricing structure works but I think I'd be looking at a GTI or Mini JCW instead..?
From what ive read its going to be under 25k but well see.
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Not sure how the US pricing structure works but I think I'd be looking at a GTI or Mini JCW instead..?
AGREED.... id take the COUNTRYMAN S instead...

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From what ive read its going to be under 25k but well see.
If this is TRUE... id HIT IT... but i was just at the dealer recently and the TOP of the line is already at 23k... BS... i doubt it will be anywhere close to $25... id say they better drop those price cause i see so many at the dealers and not on the street....

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I think they look cool. I've sat in one at the LA Auto Show and I was shocked at how roomy it was. It didn't feel like a small car. I'd definitely get it. Screw the Countryman, that this is fugly.
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I think I read somewhere that they didn't sell nearly as many of those little Fiats as they had hoped for it's first year, so their future here in the US is uncertain.
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I think they look cool. I've sat in one at the LA Auto Show and I was shocked at how roomy it was. It didn't feel like a small car. I'd definitely get it. Screw the Countryman, that this is fugly.
^^^^ What he said. ^^^^
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My brother-in-law has one in Germany. They are fun as hell!!!! wicked fast.. tons of torque steer.
they look like they are fun cars with a decent mpg.
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I think I read somewhere that they didn't sell nearly as many of those little Fiats as they had hoped for it's first year, so their future here in the US is uncertain.
yea they really have not done as well as expected.

Perhaps picking J Lo for the commericals was not the best move
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Id Hit It... Lol
Hell yeah... hang on, are we talking about the car, or the bird in the video?
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Perhaps picking J Lo for the commericals was not the best move
She wasn't "really in" the ads anyhow...
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id rather get a mini
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id rather get a mini
yea? for argument sake why.

styling reliability?
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I think they look cool. I've sat in one at the LA Auto Show and I was shocked at how roomy it was. It didn't feel like a small car. I'd definitely get it. Screw the Countryman, that this is fugly.
I completely disagree. It felt absolutely tiny inside, and incredibly cheap. It is not worth anywhere near the price tag.

I would definitely buy a Mini over one of these.
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yea? for argument sake why.

styling reliability?
it's funner to drive id surmise and interior has better quality materials
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I saw the Abarth's all over Paris last month and they look pretty sharp.
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I had no idea these things were that expensive. Way too much money for such a tiny car IMO. I think you'd be crazy to choose this over a GTI if they are in the same price range.
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