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    Fiat 500S! (Where the "Sports" in "Other Sports Cars" belongs in scare quotes)

    This is worth a few chuckles.

    Fiat Debuts the 500S, the “More Dynamic, Male Version”

    I love the seat bolsters combined with the massive power upgrade. Smiley


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    LOL!


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    Re: Fiat 500S! (Where the "Sports" in "Other Sports Cars" belongs in scare quotes)

    What this car needs is flared fenders... 


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    apias:

    This is worth a few chuckles.

    Fiat Debuts the 500S, the “More Dynamic, Male Version”

    I love the seat bolsters combined with the massive power upgrade. Smiley

    Smiley 


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    Re: Fiat 500S! (Where the "Sports" in "Other Sports Cars" belongs in scare quotes)

    IS this correct? "105-hp 0.9-liter turbocharged two-cylinder"

     


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    Re: Fiat 500S! (Where the "Sports" in "Other Sports Cars" belongs in scare quotes)

    I'm assuming it is. Now you see why the seats need those large bolsters. Can you imagine what the NR time is for this beast?! Can't wait to see the R model!


    Re: Fiat 500S! (Where the "Sports" in "Other Sports Cars" belongs in scare quotes)

    Mithras:

    IS this correct? "105-hp 0.9-liter turbocharged two-cylinder"

    According to an old German adage, FIAT stands for "Fehler in allen Teilen"  -  Faults in all parts. 
    Having a two-cylinder engine results in a lot fewer parts which could be faulty.  SmileySmiley

     


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    Don't knock Fiat's 0.9 twin air turbo engine. I've had a Fiat Panda 4x4 for over a year as a run around with this engine and it's great fun in real world driving. People seem genuinely amazed at how fast it can go and are shocked to be passed by a Panda smiley Nearly 12k miles covered with zero faults and the annual service bill was £65 Smiley


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    ISUK:

    Don't knock Fiat's 0.9 twin air turbo engine. I've had a Fiat Panda 4x4 for over a year as a run around with this engine and it's great fun in real world driving. People seem genuinely amazed at how fast it can go and are shocked to be passed by a Panda smiley Nearly 12k miles covered with zero faults and the annual service bill was £65 Smiley

    Porsche is not the only company downsizing and turbocharging even its somewhat less performance-oriented engines. 


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    The twin air motor is one of the most characterful little engines out there. There's a reason people like twin-cyl motorbikes - same thing here. Just don't believe the fuel consumption figures!


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    DaveGordon:

    The twin air motor is one of the most characterful little engines out there. There's a reason people like twin-cyl motorbikes - same thing here. Just don't believe the fuel consumption figures!

    The more character an engine has, the greater the discrepancy between the official test-cycle fuel consumption and the real life "lead-foot" figures. Smiley


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    Most expensive lawnmower i've ever seen cool

    I'm old school, nothing replaces displacement smiley


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    Re: Fiat 500S! (Where the "Sports" in "Other Sports Cars" belongs in scare quotes)

    fritz:
    DaveGordon:

    The twin air motor is one of the most characterful little engines out there. There's a reason people like twin-cyl motorbikes - same thing here. Just don't believe the fuel consumption figures!

    The more character an engine has, the greater the discrepancy between the official test-cycle fuel consumption and the real life "lead-foot" figuresSmiley

    I can confirm this...unfortunately. Smiley


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    Jeep and Mustang smiley


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    Re: Fiat 500S! (Where the "Sports" in "Other Sports Cars" belongs in scare quotes)

    Atzporsche:

    Jeep and Mustang smiley

    Actually...R8 and Macan Turbo. Smiley


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    Re: Fiat 500S! (Where the "Sports" in "Other Sports Cars" belongs in scare quotes)

    The Macan turbo is pretty shocking on fuel consumption if you drive it even moderately quickly. I ditched ours quickly partly down to that issue. I've seen better MPG figures in my Huracan no


    Re: Fiat 500S! (Where the "Sports" in "Other Sports Cars" belongs in scare quotes)

    I can only say that all our mercedes and porsche have been to to garage for failure 10x more  than the fiat panda and punto we are using in the city with no respect and probably we have been missing a lot of services!!!

    they never stop!!!


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    xander71:

    I can only say that all our mercedes and porsche have been to to garage for failure 10x more  than the fiat panda and punto we are using in the city with no respect and probably we have been missing a lot of services!!!

    they never stop!!!

    The only FIAT I've had personal experience of was an Uno my wife drove for a few years from new. It was also trouble-free and she loved it it.  Smiley
    Where my Alfas (an Alfasud and a 33) were concerned, on the other hand, I had to be satisfied just to love them in spite of a couple of weaknesses.  


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    Re: Fiat 500S! (Where the "Sports" in "Other Sports Cars" belongs in scare quotes)

    fritz:
    According to an old German adage, FIAT stands for "Fehler in allen Teilen"  -  Faults in all parts. 

     SmileySmiley

     

    In the US, FIAT used to mean "Fix It Again Tony"......


    Re: Fiat 500S! (Where the "Sports" in "Other Sports Cars" belongs in scare quotes)

    964C2:
    fritz:
    According to an old German adage, FIAT stands for "Fehler in allen Teilen"  -  Faults in all parts. 

     SmileySmiley

     

    In the US, FIAT used to mean "Fix It Again Tony"......

    I also heard "for Italians appropriate technology" 


    Re: Fiat 500S! (Where the "Sports" in "Other Sports Cars" belongs in scare quotes)

    964C2:
    fritz:
    According to an old German adage, FIAT stands for "Fehler in allen Teilen"  -  Faults in all parts. 

     SmileySmiley

     

    In the US, FIAT used to mean "Fix It Again Tony"......

    Hahaha,,, bit like here in the UK with the Austin Allegro, back in the day.  Awful car to own so it was called the Austin Aggro.. Smiley....


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