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Old 24-04-2015   #16
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Its not ben, its all the moderating team that can add cars to the wall - we just choose not to because, well because refer to your discussion with mrcinquecento on whichever thread it was - he hot the nail pretty square on the head as to why.
It just saddens me that so many people on here have such a massive downer on the Grande. I get the feeling that the Abarth was only added reluctantly.
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Re: 500 Abarth

so long as you are happy does it really matter?? Abarth was added as it is considered the top spec just like nearly all the cars on there.... classic bravo top spec is HGT or HGT abarth, top spec mk2 punto is the HGT, top spec 500 is the abarth.

Grande have in inordinate number of fans on this forum, but there is loads of people here that just don't really do newer cars - me included. Just the way it goes, we don't all like the same stuff at end of the day.
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so long as you are happy does it really matter?? Abarth was added as it is considered the top spec just like nearly all the cars on there.... classic bravo top spec is HGT or HGT abarth, top spec mk2 punto is the HGT, top spec 500 is the abarth.

Grande have in inordinate number of fans on this forum, but there is loads of people here that just don't really do newer cars - me included. Just the way it goes, we don't all like the same stuff at end of the day.
But surely the lesser models of the mk1 Punto, the mk2 Punto, the Grande Punto and the previous model Panda are more deserving of a place on the cool wall because of those 2 things they offer, which the Abarths, GTs, HGTs, etc, can't match: affordable style and character. For what I had to spend last year, I would never have been able to afford a Grande Punto Abarth, but I did have a selection of the lesser models which were within budget. I was lucky enough that at the time I decided to trade in my mk2, a dealer fairly close to me had an Eleganza sitting in his showroom, however, if I had 'only' been able to get my hands on a Dynamic, I still would've had a very stylish, nicely kitted car, for a nice price. For me, that is what makes it cool.
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Its got nothing to do with whether all the models are cool or not though; people who are into fiats in general have a good appreciation for an honest cheap car and fiat are the best in the business at making cheap little cars. As said already - we are not gonna have loads of versions of the same car on there it will just be messy - and to this end the decision was chosen to put the top spec up of a car.... You might not see it as 'fair' but that doesn't really come into it at all - it would make less sense to stick a dynamic on there and not an abarth.
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Its got nothing to do with whether all the models are cool or not though; people who are into fiats in general have a good appreciation for an honest cheap car and fiat are the best in the business at making cheap little cars. As said already - we are not gonna have loads of versions of the same car on there it will just be messy - and to this end the decision was chosen to put the top spec up of a car.... You might not see it as 'fair' but that doesn't really come into it at all - it would make less sense to stick a dynamic on there and not an abarth.
You misunderstand me: all I meant was that it would make more sense to have the whole model range of each type of car, like you have done with the classic Panda, the Multipla, and the 127, rather than to just have specific variants.
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For want of a better way of putting it, what I mean is this: all Pandas are cool, not just the 100HP; all Cinquecentos are cool, not just the sporting; all mk2 Puntos are cool, not just the HGT, etc.
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Only the cheap versions of the 500 are cool, the Abarth will always be a geeks car... I'd like to own one but it'll only be cool when its old.
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While Cookie has gone to the paint shop to get a scratch on his back bumper fixed (wasn't lashed down properly on the ferry in some rough weather ) I've come to realise just how cool he really is. I have a brand new Fiesta as a loan car and OMG how much it sucks!!! It has no style, no soul, no power, no noise, no comfort and it only just beats walking when it's raining. It does however have a boot you can put more than a case of Corona in...

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While Cookie has gone to the paint shop to get a scratch on his back bumper fixed (wasn't lashed down properly on the ferry in some rough weather ) I've come to realise just how cool he really is. I have a brand new Fiesta as a loan car and OMG how much it sucks!!! It has no style, no soul, no power, no noise, no comfort and it only just beats walking when it's raining. It does however have a boot you can put more than a case of Corona in...

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Amen to that, lol!
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