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    Quote Originally Posted by Street_Dreamer View Post
    I did, until i saw these following pics... In real life, they seem quite a lot nicer
    where did you find those pics?!
    btw, also your avatar is an official photoshop?!
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    Fiat Nuova 500 Abarth #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Street_Dreamer View Post
    Abarth have been tuning Fiat for years and they eventually became integrated within Fiat (much like AMG to Mercedes) and Fiat decided they'd make some serious Abarths this time as opposed to bodykitted all-show-no-go Stilo Abarth etc.
    Cool. This car is about the size of a Mini Cooper right? So it wouldn't seem to be that unsafe if it were to be brought over to NA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeonOfTheDead View Post
    where did you find those pics?!
    btw, also your avatar is an official photoshop?!
    Here you go my friend
    Hehe, I wish, then it'd much higher res The possibilities are endless - someone needs to photoshop an Abarth logo on

    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R View Post
    Cool. This car is about the size of a Mini Cooper right? So it wouldn't seem to be that unsafe if it were to be brought over to NA.
    It's smaller than a Mini Cooper, but not by too big a margin. It's bigger inside and safer - the first car in it's class to get 5 Star NCAP and it's been said that if they introduce the 6th star to the system, it should get that too...
    Last edited by Street_Dreamer; 02-19-2008 at 09:55 AM. Reason: combined 2 posts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Street_Dreamer View Post
    It's smaller than a Mini Cooper, but not by too big a margin. It's bigger inside and safer - the first car in it's class to get 5 Star NCAP and it's been said that if they introduce the 6th star to the system, it should get that too...
    As long as its not the size of a Smart car, I'm happy. That thing is too freakishly small.

    No matter how safe the automaker says it is, I ain't driving that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R View Post
    As long as its not the size of a Smart car, I'm happy. That thing is too freakishly small.

    No matter how safe the automaker says it is, I ain't driving that.
    From WhatCar?:
    Mini
    Length (mm) 3,699
    Width (mm) 1,683
    Height (mm) 1,407

    Fiat 500
    Length (mm) 3,546
    Width (mm) 1,627
    Height (mm) 1,488

    Also has more than 10% more rear kneeroom than the Mini...

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    It's lighter too which is important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    It's lighter too which is important.
    Yep, means in 160bhp guise it will probably be quicker than the comparatively lardy Mini.

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    it looks really nice, abarth is really doing well... remember that's not the first modern abarth, there's also punto... from what i know, the brand is going to set off an intensive marketing campaign this year, they'll have their own dealerships etc.

    btw there'll be also 155 bhp SS version
    12 cylinders or walk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Street_Dreamer View Post
    From WhatCar?:
    Mini
    Length (mm) 3,699
    Width (mm) 1,683
    Height (mm) 1,407

    Fiat 500
    Length (mm) 3,546
    Width (mm) 1,627
    Height (mm) 1,488

    Also has more than 10% more rear kneeroom than the Mini...
    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    It's lighter too which is important.
    Quote Originally Posted by Street_Dreamer View Post
    Yep, means in 160bhp guise it will probably be quicker than the comparatively lardy Mini.
    Nice. It might be a good comparo- Mini S vs. Abarth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeonOfTheDead View Post
    where did you find those pics?!
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    since i'm italian, i guess i should know very well that site... and i do
    it's probably one of the worst car sites i encountered, since it acts like it is a serious site, while it is just a kids blog...
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    Sign me up please!!! Will FIAT ever make an official return to the NA market, it would be really nice as up here in Vancouver people really love the little cars, that have sex appeal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KonaGreen View Post
    Sign me up please!!! Will FIAT ever make an official return to the NA market, it would be really nice as up here in Vancouver people really love the little cars, that have sex appeal.
    there have been rumors of importing the new 500 in the USA, so i guess it could happen also in Canada. the problem is the distribution network, since in the USA Fiat wouldn't sell any other cars probably, so the idea was to use the still to come Alfa Romeo network, but this would be based on the exiting Maserati network...there are some problems connected to selling a 10-15k $ citycar side by side to a Quattroporte...maybe in Canada it could be easier because there are more cars Fiat could sell over there.
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    more pics #4 (maybe)
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