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    Posted: 31 January 2010 at 10:58pm
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I've heard a lot of good things about this car, so hopefully it lives up to it in the US market.

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As long as they keep the engine/suspension platform the same as the euro specs it'll be amazing.
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I barely fit in my Muskrat, I can't imagine stuffing all 6'5 of myself into one of those. Confused

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Saweeeeet. Price?
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Originally posted by choopie911 choopie911 wrote:

Saweeeeet. Price?
haven't found any confirmed usa prices but i'd imagine it'd be starting around $20k 
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I think I am a little to tall for that.........
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Probably won't see it here for another year and a half.

Plus this is not Chryslers' idea. Fiat take-overs are a wonderful thing. Expect some Alfa's here shortly as well (rebadged obviously).

If I can snag a turbo 500 for about 21k I'll trade my mini in. Otherwise Ill stick with what I got. I would rather trade it in for a turbo fiesta, but Ford doesn't seem to think there is a market for it.
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Mini Coopers have alot more style than that Fiat...

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Fix it Again Tony amirite?
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FTFA:
Quote He specifically stated the turbocharged 170 hp engine would not be part of the initial Fiat 500 launch, but would indeed follow. The initial launch engine will make 100 hp.


It's going to be like every other euro-car transplant over here. Severely de-tuned in an effort to keep it in the typical small-car price range.

Furthermore, FIAT and A-R will have a very very tough time getting into the market over here given their rather unsavory history on this side of the Atlantic.
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Originally posted by tallen702 tallen702 wrote:

FTFA:
Quote He specifically stated the turbocharged 170 hp engine would not be part of the initial Fiat 500 launch, but would indeed follow. The initial launch engine will make 100 hp.


It's going to be like every other euro-car transplant over here. Severely de-tuned in an effort to keep it in the typical small-car price range.

Furthermore, FIAT and A-R will have a very very tough time getting into the market over here given their rather unsavory history on this side of the Atlantic.
 
Badge it as a Chrysler/Dodge.
 
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Originally posted by stratoaxe stratoaxe wrote:

Mini Coopers have alot more style than that Fiat...


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I'd drive the Abarth SS version.

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Originally posted by carl_the_sniper carl_the_sniper wrote:

Fix it Again Tony amirite?


That's what I was thinking.  I learned most of what I know about home auto repair courtesy of a Fiat 132 sedan I owned when I was stationed in the UK.  When I sold it it still had the clutch cable held to the side of the firewall (the weld on the guide broke) with the piece of metal coat hanger I used as an emergency fix.

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eeeeew. I hate subcompacts.
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to little to late... if they tried it before they sold out maybe it would be worth something...

sadly ford is doing it right... instead of begging for help they are trying to revamp their line with vehicles that people will buy...
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Rather have a Smart Car with a busa engine in it.
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I don't see me squeezing my family into this. Cute though.
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