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Postby Danno » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:39 am

VERY pricey, but it's pretty sweet. I'd definitely drive one.
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Postby 77X19 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:36 pm

Being optimistic, 2 years isn't too long a wait, and enough time to save up for one. Would love to see one at the Toronto International Car Show next month. It would be great exposure for Fiat.
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Postby Denise » Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:55 pm

I'm looking forward to seeing the new 500 if Jim can swing bringing it to the FFO.
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Postby 77X19 » Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:16 am

Denise wrote:I'm looking forward to seeing the new 500 if Jim can swing bringing it to the FFO.


It'll be like dangling a carrot in front of the horse's nose. :lol:
If the planets and stars align this will be my first FFO-looking forward to it.

http://www.topgear.com/content/news/stories/2509/

http://racing.auto123.com/en/racing/new ... rtid=93194

http://benzs.blogspot.com/2008/01/fiat- ... grand.html
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Postby juppy » Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:26 pm

Denise wrote:I'm looking forward to seeing the new 500 if Jim can swing bringing it to the FFO.


I'm going for a test drive in a few day in a red 1.4 sport

Will keep you all updated, but I'll get a 500 to FFO if it kills me, lol

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Postby 77X19 » Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:50 pm

Sounds good Jim

I look forward to reading your review after the family and I get back from our trip to Bali. 30 degree temps there. Wonder if they have Fiats.

ttyl

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Postby juppy » Thu Jan 10, 2008 6:06 pm

Now Walter,

You know there are Fiat's everywhere!

Indonesia

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Say Hi to the Bali version of FLU when your out there!

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Postby jewemorris » Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:43 pm

Well, I thought Iwould come back to this discussion and eat a little crow...
It looks like $4.00 a gallon gas is the number it takes to kill the SUV's ..
But just so everybody know we are still building 63% export trucks right now...
But now that I know I'm losing my job and with four kids to raise still..I will not be going to FFO. I fact all planned trips for us have been called off.

I hope coperate geed is happy they just killed another section of the middle class.. pretty soon nobody is going to be able to send there kids off to collage to be doctors and lawers..

Well, good luck..... Jerry
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Postby 77X19 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:33 am

Sorry to hear about the job loss-The cup is always half full-perhaps this is an opportunity for you too.(thats the positive thinking side of me)
I really didn't think the gas prices would soar as quickly as they did either. In Canada the Oshawa plant that builds ford suv's is closing too-moving to US-some 2000 jobs will be lost.

Take care

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Postby Denise » Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:39 am

What sad news! I heard GM was cutting 10k jobs and closing 4 plants because of the SUVs' demise. It sure would be a perfect time for Fiat to make a deal and start building cars here.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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Postby juppy » Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:48 am

Jerry,

I'm so sorry to hear that... I hope that there is some ray of light ahead for you and your familty soon.

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Postby Kevin1 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:08 am

Jerry,

Sorry to hear about the job situation, and that you won't be at this year's freak out. This will be our first, my wife and I have been looking forward to meeting as many people from this forum as possible. Whatever you do, don't disappear from the forum!

A similar employment situation pushed me into self-employment 11 years ago. Not an easy transition, and it has more up and down times to ride out than being an employee did, but it's working and I have a lot more control over my life now. It must be very tough right now, but I am sure there will be something else out there for you. Hang in there.
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Postby juppy » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:51 am

http://new.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7433656.stm


Even made news on this side of the Atlantic.... :cry:

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Postby ga.spyder » Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:45 pm

Hey Jerry , I'm sorry to hear about the job.I am an builder and I can relate.I have never spent as much time at home during the day in my life ,as I have in the last 3 months.Did you know Jerry Springer is on 3 times a day :lol: I also thought about cancelling FFO,but my wife wouldnt let me(what a woman!).Im sure that someone with your knowledge will land on your feet.We will keep you and your family in our prayers.
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Postby 77X19 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:54 am

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