Oh boy I'm enjoying this little Fiat...

Discussion in 'Wheels, Wings, Mud, and Water' started by Rick Vestal, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. Rick Vestal

    Rick Vestal Have a nice day and duck!

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    I've been looking for a daily driver for some time. I currently have a very low mileage 328 that I wanted to keep low mileage and drive on the days where there's no hail projected. So after a while of looking, I remembered that Ramblin' had gotten a Fiat.

    Well fast forward to a month ago, I came across a manual 500 in Denver that looked too good to be true. Manual trans, bunch of go fast goodies installed by the dealer, new tires, new brakes, premium audio and a BOOK of service history.

    I present to you, the Bean!

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    I have owned a LOT of vehicles. Audi's, BMW's, Scircoccos, Jeeps... And this is the most fun I've ever had in a vehicle. It's bouncy, small, unique and I love everything about it. I can honestly say that if this car died tomorrow, I would buy another without hesitation.

    Jeez what a blast. I never expected to love a new(er) Fiat...
     
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  2. KLH9

    KLH9 A Double Pair Sounds OK

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    Looks sweet.

    A friend bought his wife an Abarth and she loves it
     
  3. Rick Vestal

    Rick Vestal Have a nice day and duck!

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    When I was shopping I got into that "well, if I just spend this much more, I can get an Abarth..." and I had to stop myself as that broke my shopping rule. But now, an Abarth is certainly a possibility.
     
  4. 2011etec

    2011etec Super Member

    We in north America are still resisting small cars .I will never get rid of my truck but I'm seriously thinking about a little bomber.Right now Hyundai accent hatchback is leading the way.Its a Canada only car.2018 model.Theres a few 500,s around town ,they look like fun but I wonder how they would be on a cross country trip?I feel its more of a city car?
     
  5. Djcoolray

    Djcoolray Addicted Member

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    Exactly....

    The Fiat would be great for living out in the country where there are many tightly curved roads and racing around town.
     
  6. MacNoob

    MacNoob dazed and confused

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    I'd like an Abarth....
     
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  7. spark1

    spark1 Active Member

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    Good looking little car.

    I feel the same way about the Chevy Sonic LTZ Turbo we bought for my daughter 2 years ago. That little thing is a blast to drive...good ride, decent handling (probably not as good as the Fiat) and very quick, with a well-done turbocharger. It's been perfectly reliable, too. I was shocked about how nice the interior and dash layout is, and how quiet it runs (though it does produce a nice exhaust buzz when you get on it).

    It's been such a good car, daughter number two got the 2018 version. I drive it whenever I get the chance (not often!).
     
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  8. slow_jazz

    slow_jazz Lunatic Member

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    Looks like fun.
     
  9. Shadowdog

    Shadowdog Super Member

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    Have fun and great colour as you want to be seen! I had a 89 charcoal black (almost black) Festiva 1.3L 4 sp std. with the color being a mistake in that people didn't see me even with the lights on, but anyway was a fun car! I drove to all over NA and it was great even in the cross winds. Extremely stable at high speeds and the only negs were road noise and a rougher ride on bad roads , but slowing down helped on rough pavement.
     
  10. Archguy

    Archguy Life's 2 short 4 plastic speakers Subscriber

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    Totally jealous. I've been trying to buy an electric version (500e) for grocery getting. Congrats man!
     

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