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No, they should be kept sacred and left only on Abarths 31 47.69%
Yes, anyone should feel free to use the Abarth badge. 10 15.38%
Not too bothered either way 20 30.77%
This is a voodoo subject. 4 6.15%
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Old 31-07-2005   #1
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Abarth Badges on None Abarths'

I know this may be a little bit controversial but I want to see what the majorty opinion is on this subject.

IMO the Abarth badge should be where it belongs, on Abarths' only.

This is not because i'm an Abarth owner, as, if I owned any other model I would still think the same way. Please don't turn this thread into a slanging match, keep it real guys, it's just an opinion, and i'm very curious to see what other peoples are.
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Re: Abarth Badges on None Abarths'

not too bothered personally.though that may be due to the fact i look mainly at cinq/sei's and they are not true abarth. just bodykits and add on's
could see the point if i was in your position,doesnt it make you happy you have a 'true' abarth?
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Re: Abarth Badges on None Abarths'

I know that we have an Abarth, but my opinion has nothing to do with that. If we had a 1.2 Stilo for instance, badged up with Abarth images, and pulled up next to a Abarth, I would feel well silly knowing that that car could leave me for dead. Its not even the fact of the Abarth being faster, If you have a Abarth badge and someone not so clued up leaves you for dead, its just brings the name down. Anyone can do up a standard car and make it look like an Abarth, But its whats under the bonnet. and the abarth name needs to be respected. IMO.
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Re: Abarth Badges on None Abarths'

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not too bothered personally.though that may be due to the fact i look mainly at cinq/sei's and they are not true abarth. just bodykits and add on's
could see the point if i was in your position,doesnt it make you happy you have a 'true' abarth?
Yeah in some ways it makes owning a proper Abarth all the more satisfying.

When I first had my car, I took it in to Kwikfit to get my new alloys fitted and the guy doing the job was totally gobsmacked by the car. He was a little bit lacking in knowledge and was asking lots of questions about it.
Then his mate came along and said nothing. He just pointed at the Abarth badge as if to say that explains it all.

If my car was not an Abarth that would have made me feel really doubtful about putting an Abarth badge on it.

To me, there's nothing to gain from it, and the ones that are losing are the owners of Abarths because it's causing confusion to the people not clued up.
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Re: Abarth Badges on None Abarths'

I don't see the problem in adding Abarth badges if a car is identically upgraded to the Abarth spec, but otherwise, I think it should be avoided. No option for that vote is there. hehe
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Re: Abarth Badges on None Abarths'

Koa, I didn't say that was my opinion, if I didn't voice it, somebody else would


In terms of the badging, I feel it's the same as people adding M badges to BMW, which I think gives my opinion without even needing to say it
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Re: Abarth Badges on None Abarths'



Thanks for the Edit

I just didn't want this thread turning sour. Cheers
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Re: Abarth Badges on None Abarths'

There's a lot of heritage and prestige behind the Abarth badge and the honorable person inside me says that this should be respected.

In my case, not many people even know what a Stilo is, never mind the Abarth badge so I guess it only really comes down to what 'people in the know' think. And for those of us in the know, you can spot certain Abarth details that you don't find on normal Stilos (although some are Selespeed only).

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1. Rubber Abarth badges instead of thick metal
2. Non-standard positioning of Abarth badges
3. Black scuff plates on the doors and bumpers (instead of colour coded)
4. Parking sensors on rear bumper
5. Interior/Dash of Selespeed model

I think most people bagde their cars tastefully and respectfully so I'm not too bothered. It's actually quite good fun for us genuine Abarth owners spotting a wanna-be anyway!
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Re: Abarth Badges on None Abarths'

Let's not be snooty here.

We've all seen people in Man U shirts who could hardly kick a ball.

What about Burberry caps (we love you CustardBoy).

By displaying the badge (& I haven't yet), we show our admiration & enthusiasm.

If I can manage to hide a few thou away from Mrs. Disgusted's eyes this year, my 500L might become a 695 Abarth replica.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery (I think it goes like that anyhow).

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Re: Abarth Badges on None Abarths'

I'm not too bothered either.

I know mine has them on the sideskirts but personally i wouldnt go all the way and put an abarth badge on the back and remove the 16v badge, etc.
I think even with them on the skirts mines quite obvious its not an abarth, but just a stilo with the after market side skirts added from fiat.

I can see where your coming from with trying to get the badges in the exact same place, so if it was parked next to a non selespeed abarth they'd be identical apart from under the bonnet but I dont think you can get the standard abarth sideskirts unless you order them on a new car, so theyre always a bit of a give away with the other ones
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Re: Abarth Badges on None Abarths'

I had two tiny little Abarth badges on the sideskirts of my Punto Active. I wasnt trying to make out that it was a Punto Abarth, I just liked the look of those skirts and they happened to have the Abarth name.

But the Abarth name is related to Fiat so I think people should use it how they want.
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Re: Abarth Badges on None Abarths'

Damn I just clicked on the wrong vote! Can a mod change it please?
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Re: Abarth Badges on None Abarths'

Abarth badge on fake Abarth = furry dice. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder though.
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Re: Abarth Badges on None Abarths'

anyone else wanna know what a voodoo subject is
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