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Old 23-06-2006   #1
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Hey all, my name is Beth, and I'm looking at buying my first car!
I am considering buying a '75 (I think it's a 75, anyways) Fiat Spitfire, and I have some questions first!

I live in the US, is a Fiat going to be super expensive to fix?
Is it good on gas? (I assume it would be, because I think it's a 4 cylinder!)
Have you found them to be good, dependable cars?

Just a couple questions I had, for all of you Fiat owners, .
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Hello there. Triumph made the Spitfire. Fiat made the 124 Spider...

Most of the members here are UK based, for US based 124 Spider owners the best place to ask advice on parts supply and cost would be Fiat and Lancia Unlimited - http://fiatlanciaunlimited.org/

Also, they run on petrol. Gas is the stuff that operates your oven.
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As Steve said, Triumph made the Spitfire.
If you need to know anything about them i may be able to help. Ive had one for about 6 years now, and it was my brothers for about another 6 before that.
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Re: Considering buying a Fiat Spitfire.. I have some questions!

Hey, what's wrong with you guys? Everyone knows that Supermarine made the Spitfire.
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I don't think a fighter plane was what she had in mind though.
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I don't think a fighter plane was what she had in mind though.

be good at clearing traffic though........
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Quote Originally Posted by Steve
Also, they run on petrol. Gas is the stuff that operates your oven.
Our American friends run their cars on Gasolene, or Gas for short. Same as our petrol

Oh, and we run some of our cars on Gas in the UK! LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas)

And a Fiat Spider is one of the more popular Fiats over in the USA. Probably the only popular Fiat!

Yes, it is good on Gas mileage compared with a big old V8 Yank Tank, and there are also a few Fiat specialists in the USA. There's one in Los Angeles, but I can't remember the name of it. There's also a US based Fiat club, but again I can't remember the address (sorry ). Maybe a Google search will help you find it.

Anyway, good luck with your first Fiat Beth!
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OThere's also a US based Fiat club, but again I can't remember the address
its flu link in steves post http://fiatlanciaunlimited.org/ they probably the best, there is a few US sites in our links section as well
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Quote Originally Posted by Fast Finger
As Steve said, Triumph made the Spitfire.
If you need to know anything about them i may be able to help. Ive had one for about 6 years now, and it was my brothers for about another 6 before that.
Well, I guess my dad has decided it's not worth it.
Apparently the owner said that it spits out smoke, and that problem seems to be getting worse the more he drives it. He is thinking that it's the rings that are the problem, which my dad says means the engine needs work, which will be major mulah to fix.

Then, he said that it wont go into 3rd gear! That's transmission, and that's SUPER expensive to fix.

It looks like that car wont be an option anymore, which kind of stinks, because it was nice.

(Oh, and I realized after I had posted that it was a Triumph, not a Fiat! Sorry!)
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OK, you probably should surrender your driving licence back to the authorities and consider public transport.
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now now steve dont be mean
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Mean? That's me being diplomatic.
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Hello Beth, best thing to do would be to get a fiat 124 spider, or fiat X19. Either car would be easier to work on than a triumph spitfire, and you would have the back up of 'Fiat Lancia Unlimited' and 'the fiat forum'
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I think Beth is unlikely to return.....
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Quote Originally Posted by thepottleflump
I think Beth is unlikely to return.....
I only posted in case she does come back.
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