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Old 11-11-2007   #1
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Classic Car Show at NEC on Saturday, sat in a 500 Sport trim and was really impressed, lots of interest and posoitive comments from people taking pics.
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the white one? It wasnt a sport, it was a Lounge
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sorry about the misinformation, not on purpose I assure you, but when I asked the young lady she said it was a Sport, bound to say I did think it was a touch low key for Sport trim, still liked it a lot though!
By the way I had the info from Fiat today, postcards and stickers!according to my dealership launch will be in early Jan, looking forward to it.
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I had them too, nice little pack isnt it. That poor girl at the NEC wasnt told anything from Fiat. I aked her if it was a Lounge and she said yes, but she said it had options too, but wasnt told what they were. The sport isnt as nice, its boring inside and has naff skirts and spoilers, and no chrome.... oriid little thing it is.
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I had them too, nice little pack isnt it. That poor girl at the NEC wasnt told anything from Fiat. I aked her if it was a Lounge and she said yes, but she said it had options too, but wasnt told what they were. The sport isnt as nice, its boring inside and has naff skirts and spoilers, and no chrome.... oriid little thing it is.
And those of us that have actually ordered one get.....wait for it.......


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thats Fiat, they have your money so now the good service stops, LOL!!!
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The sport isnt as nice, its boring inside and has naff skirts and spoilers, and no chrome.... oriid little thing it is.
How can you say the Sport is "oriid"? It's the same car and apart for different seats and a small rear spoiler there's no visual difference. Chome is an option if you like that sort of thing.

Personally I prefer the Sport. I think the darker seats and spoiler make it look more masculine. I'd also put the side rubbing strips on. Still, I wouldn't say the other models were horrid.
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there no way any 500 will ever look masuline, LOL! Even the old Abarths dont, its a cutesy car and thats it... I still say the sport is orrid, I dont like the black seats and spoiler, and no chrome on a 500 is heresy
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I don't think ANY of the 500s can be called ugly, although it does have a bit of a bulbous front end.

I assume the Sport with its bigger wheels will be the least comfortable on scabby UK roads, and for that reason I won't be choosing the Sport. Some of the UK judges of Car Of The Year made comments about the poor ride quality.
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I assume the Sport with its bigger wheels will be the least comfortable on scabby UK roads.
Apart from the very base models I think they all have 15 inch wheels and the same suspension.

And I wouldn't be surprised to see lots of these cars running around on 16s or bigger. Especially the cheaper models. Bought by youngsters and blinged up with big wheels.
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I want 12" like a proper car
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I want 12" like a proper car
I want 12" like a proper man!

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We have the Sport model with the Chrome and the interior is superb, including the shiny knob - cant beat a shiny knob...
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i seen that car. i really liked it, the gf loved it. if i had the money i would have one.
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One passed me going the other way (east) on the M5 J23 link to the A39 near Bridgwater this morning - rather fetching in powder blue. Would it have been someone on a test drive in a garage's demo?
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