500 is big time

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500 is big time

Post by grittracing » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:07 am

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FIAT 500 named Hottest Sport Compact at the 2011 SEMA Show


FIAT 500 received SEMA Award top honors in the Hottest Sport Compact Category.
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Post by Denise » Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:04 pm

Awesome, isn't it?

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Post by sjmst2 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:33 am

Very cool!
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Post by 58FiveHundred » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:45 pm

Shame the one liter diesel will never be sold in the U.S.

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Post by daled » Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:22 pm

not to get all soap boxie......but.....

for some years now Ford F150's can be purchased with a 4 cylinder diesel motor. except in to US..

next time i hear somone spouting about the US producing more fuel efficient vehicles, they are going to get an ear full...for some reason (we) don't wan't them...
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Post by Denise » Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:58 pm

I'm afraid you're right. Car manufacturers have still been selling more SUVs and large sedans than fuel efficient cars. I don't know what it will take to turn the American consumer around. Don't get me wrong. I still own a 454 Suburban and a F350 dually, but they each have a purpose. I can't afford to use them as daily family taxis.

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Post by daled » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:59 pm

i don't place this soley on the american comsumer..mostly but not soley...

for the first time since i can't remember i am without a truck.
when i sold my last truck i went shopping and found that what i want is realy not there.
If you don't need a 4 door truck with 6+ liters of blown diesel, then your talking the "work truck". A stripped down basic unit deviod of any form of trim or style.
If you ask for a regular cab truck, long bed, with a decent sound unit, electric window lifts, full rubber mats on the floor, ac and not that crappy black grill in the front, the dealer will tell you that he can order it. and then the price is nearing the same as the 4 door loaded blown disel unit .! ? ! ?

so what do you buy ?
and what do the manufactures believe that (WE) want !
so what do they make more of ?
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Post by grittracing » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:56 am

well as one who works where they build the trucks that can carry the the deer on the hood and the hunting cabin in the bed while pulling the spider behind and sucking down a gallon of gas every mile. and always owning one also. I do wish they would find better gas milage for them. i have had my spider put away for the winter for a few weeks now and really miss the gas mileage. but miss the drive and the feel much more. but as denise said there is a need for them.
1,st i have 4 kids , we do not all fit in the spider (i have tried ) i know buy another spider)
2. hard to pull another parts car home with a spider. also hard to pull th race trailer around the country with 3 motorcyles tools and spare parts and campng gear with a spider. ( not saying it couldnt be done)

I have seen a picture of a Fiat 4x4 pickup / SUV wonder how long before they try bringing something like that to the U.S market to compete with the us markets
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Post by daled » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:18 pm

don't get me wrong...i am still wanting a full sized truck.
The jeep and trailer works fine for the dirt bikes and the camping gear but isn't too convient for the spontaneous trip to lowe's

my point is that there are many people that drive these monsters daily as a single person commuter viehcle, and then complain about fuel prices or our oil dependency.

when i ask them why they drive a 4 door mega truck to get there 150 pound but to work, the answer is always the same...
"when i need the 4 doors (or the 5 ton towing) i have it, but i don't want to licence, insure, and tag two vehicles"

so here is my solution....
licence, tag and insure the driver not the vehicle.
now park the gas hog until you need it, ride the bike or drive your new 500
thus reducing oil fuel consumption, while stimulating the economy with new sales, and jobs...

now im off my soap box on this one....
and pondering how im going to get me a "2011 SEMA Hottest Sport Compact - Abarth type"
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