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Re: Put deposit down 27/10/07 - 500 Abarth (SS)

Now now girls, calm down.
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Re: Put deposit down 27/10/07 - 500 Abarth (SS)

That's better!
As someone who remembers the real 500s (managing nearly 70 mph downhill with the wind behind, 4 adults up and the men (over 6-footers) in front having to put their heads out the top through the sunroof, it strikes me that Fiat have lost the plot with the new one. It should and can only be 500cc. Any more and it simply ain't a 500 (or a Cinquecento), any more than BMW's great lump is a Mini IMHO.

I also had one of the original Golfs, brand new in 1974, originally specced with X-ply tyres but when it eventually arrived it had radials thank goodness (though I had to pay extra), great car when it was running, but a heap of crap for reliability and even rust. Kept breaking down and on one occasion a complete wiring loom caught fire, and this on a dealer-serviced car. Not a lot better than my old man's Fiat 127 of the time as far as the rust was concerned and that's saying something, and the 127 was more reliable. But, back to the point, like the 500 the Golf has got enormous. My original was smaller than a modern Polo and probably only about the size of a Lupo.
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Re: Put deposit down 27/10/07 - 500 Abarth (SS)

People dont want a 500cc 500 though. Time has moved on things change people change, get over it.

If the new 500 could only do 63mph (the top speed iirc) like the original then no one would buy it, remember Fiat need to make money not just design and make a 500 identical to the original.
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Re: Put deposit down 27/10/07 - 500 Abarth (SS)

whats the problem guys?
the mans put a deposit down on an abarth with the provision if the SS is announced the deposit goes to that.
by the time the order goes through im sure the SS will be announced or cancelled so he will know either way.
fair play but i think i would have just waited unil it was a bit more clear cut myself
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Re: Put deposit down 27/10/07 - 500 Abarth (SS)

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He he sure but have already put down deposit, show as ''SS/Abarth on my order form :-). I will be so happy if they do make the SS. This is the newest article I can find mentioning the Abarth or Essesse
Wasn't meaning you. I read you have already put down a deposit and I wouldn't gash anybody.
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I thought I would be open and see what you guys thought, seems like there are more 'haters' but thats fair enough.

For the record the FR is an amazing car and as I have mentioned more than once I want to go back to smaller car, I though that statement was pretty clear.

Its plain this is a waste of time. I will be sure to pass the haters in my nice new Funk White Abarth or SS and rub your noses in it.

To the nice guys on here thanks for the kind words

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Good luck, hope everything works out for you and you're happy with the car you finally purchase.
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I thought I would be open and see what you guys thought, seems like there are more 'haters' but thats fair enough.

For the record the FR is an amazing car and as I have mentioned more than once I want to go back to smaller car, I though that statement was pretty clear.

Its plain this is a waste of time. I will be sure to pass the haters in my nice new Funk White Abarth or SS and rub your noses in it.

To the nice guys on here thanks for the kind words

have a nice life
why not buy 2 makes no difference to me you mention the word "haters" far from it in my opinion you made a silly hasty decision putting a deposit on a car that doesn't even exist and if does get made?????? it wont be out for 2yrs. a grande punto abarth or SS "which does exist"will be my next car due out march i will place a order when its"APPLICABLE" and not before.jealous of a 500/retro panda no.i hope you do get your DREAM CAR when it does come out so you will be pay a jumped up silly price for it for which you deserve.then 6 months later its price is cut by 1500-2,000
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People dont want a 500cc 500 though. Time has moved on things change people change, get over it.

If the new 500 could only do 63mph (the top speed iirc) like the original then no one would buy it, remember Fiat need to make money not just design and make a 500 identical to the original.
Just arguing with calling it the 500 really, when it ain't. But the old ones are still popular and cherished if you can get hold of one. Great city cars and there'd be a market for a really cheap 500c car, huge mpg, low insurance, open top and FUN!.
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Re: Put deposit down 27/10/07 - 500 Abarth (SS)

FFS, the 500 isnt even in the UK yet, apart from the overpriced LHD ones and already this is the least friendly section on the whole forum... Im so glad I dont like the car, LOL!
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