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Imported from Italy.

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Caleidascope
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#1 - 2011-11-18 03:00:24 UTC
Auto stuff

Life is short and dinner time is chancy

Eat dessert first!

Grimpak
Manufactorum.
#2 - 2011-11-18 03:05:21 UTC
I'm a bit bleh about Fiat, but the 500 Abarth was the first real Abarth in decades.

and Abarth makes awesome pocket rockets.

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[quote]The more I know about humans, the more I love animals.[/quote] ain't that right

Kurfin
Kippers and Jam Developments
#3 - 2011-11-18 12:16:11 UTC
As a man I feel I shouldn't want a Fiat 500, but I really want an Abarth.
Grimpak
Manufactorum.
#4 - 2011-11-18 12:54:27 UTC
Kurfin wrote:
As a man I feel I shouldn't want a Fiat 500, but I really want an Abarth.



Fiat 500 Abarth Asseto Corse: 200HP under that bonnet.

the Abarth has "only" 133HP base, which can be upgraded to 160 if you get the Esse Esse kit.
doesn't seem much by american standarts, but we're talking about a inline4 1.4litre turbo engine.


in a car that is just a bit bigger than a Smart.

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[quote]The more I know about humans, the more I love animals.[/quote] ain't that right

jason hill
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#5 - 2011-11-18 15:59:32 UTC
funnily enough... i was thinking about getting meself one of those polo gti`s next year ...has anyone got one and if so are they worth it ?
Grimpak
Manufactorum.
#6 - 2011-11-18 16:07:21 UTC
jason hill wrote:
funnily enough... i was thinking about getting meself one of those polo gti`s next year ...has anyone got one and if so are they worth it ?

well the GTI might be a good buy, but the car might be a bit heavy.

it is the yardstick to where every hothatch is compared tho.

as an alternative, why not the bmw 1 series M? basically a 135i coupe with weight shaved off and a tuned up engineCool.

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[quote]The more I know about humans, the more I love animals.[/quote] ain't that right

jason hill
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#7 - 2011-11-18 17:25:24 UTC
Grimpak wrote:
jason hill wrote:
funnily enough... i was thinking about getting meself one of those polo gti`s next year ...has anyone got one and if so are they worth it ?

well the GTI might be a good buy, but the car might be a bit heavy.

it is the yardstick to where every hothatch is compared tho.

as an alternative, why not the bmw 1 series M? basically a 135i coupe with weight shaved off and a tuned up engineCool.



well i was thinking of the 1 series but its i little too big for just myself .I seldom carry passengers in my car as it stands as my missus has her own car .And tbh i rarely do more than 5k miles in an average year

so some of the readers of this post are gonna say "u mad bro" why buy a hothatch when you cant justify it !. well im now in my mid forties and our mortagage is paid of in around 5 years . we pretty much have every concievable bloody modern gadget that money can buy and we dont have any debts (i dont even have a bloody credit card ) and the wife wants to pay for me to to next years FF as she is going to hawaii with her mum next year .

the benefits of not having kids i suppose Roll
Brujo Loco
Brujeria Teologica
#8 - 2011-11-18 17:37:12 UTC
I want an Abarth too! ... well, I want a tall Italian Supermodel to slap me in the face then tease me with coffee froth. Yeah DAMN Evil

Man she's tall !!! (drools)

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Astenion
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#9 - 2011-11-19 01:17:11 UTC
Sorry, even as a person who lives in Italy, I detest Fiat and the 500 and all these egg-shaped go-carts with doors. If you want a cool affordable Italian car, get an Alpha Romeo.
Ann133566
Doomheim
#10 - 2011-11-19 02:08:16 UTC
I've never liked the mass produced Italian cars, I alwaus thought the Germans and the Japanese made better cars at the 15 - £30k price bracket. I'm currently driving a Skyline and it's the best car I've ever owned. It's not fancy and I'll never pull women with it but it does the job until I win the lotto to by that Aston Martin I0've always dreamed about.
Grimpak
Manufactorum.
#11 - 2011-11-19 02:53:29 UTC
Astenion wrote:
Sorry, even as a person who lives in Italy, I detest Fiat and the 500 and all these egg-shaped go-carts with doors. If you want a cool affordable Italian car, get an Alpha Romeo.



same thing, different skin.

thing is, like every other italian car, it will drive fast, the engine will be quite rev happy and will have quite the punch.


until it brokes down, the buttons fall off, and the doors simply fly away, which happens quite oftenP.

jason hill wrote:
Grimpak wrote:
jason hill wrote:
funnily enough... i was thinking about getting meself one of those polo gti`s next year ...has anyone got one and if so are they worth it ?

well the GTI might be a good buy, but the car might be a bit heavy.

it is the yardstick to where every hothatch is compared tho.

as an alternative, why not the bmw 1 series M? basically a 135i coupe with weight shaved off and a tuned up engineCool.



well i was thinking of the 1 series but its i little too big for just myself .I seldom carry passengers in my car as it stands as my missus has her own car .And tbh i rarely do more than 5k miles in an average year

so some of the readers of this post are gonna say "u mad bro" why buy a hothatch when you cant justify it !. well im now in my mid forties and our mortagage is paid of in around 5 years . we pretty much have every concievable bloody modern gadget that money can buy and we dont have any debts (i dont even have a bloody credit card ) and the wife wants to pay for me to to next years FF as she is going to hawaii with her mum next year .

the benefits of not having kids i suppose Roll


I've both drove and been a backsteat passenger on a series 1 coupe (123d to be more precise), and I can assure you that the space in the back is quite small. 2 adults in there will be travelling, altho somewhat confortable, quite constricted.



another option... hmm... mercs are... fine but too big. Hot hatches atm are basically either civic type-R's, Abarth 500's or Golf GTI's, altho the Abarth is more of a supermini than a hothatch.

bit bigger, you have the lancer evo.

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[quote]The more I know about humans, the more I love animals.[/quote] ain't that right

Kurfin
Kippers and Jam Developments
#12 - 2011-11-19 07:42:14 UTC
Astenion wrote:
Sorry, even as a person who lives in Italy, I detest Fiat and the 500 and all these egg-shaped go-carts with doors. If you want a cool affordable Italian car, get an Alpha Romeo.


It's ALFA Romeo *slap* And I have got one already thank you very much Big smile

I also hasten to add, no buttons have fallen off and it still has both doors firmly attached. It has broken down, but it's 10 years old and only done it once so you can't judge it too harshly.
Grimpak
Manufactorum.
#13 - 2011-11-19 12:52:43 UTC
Kurfin wrote:
Astenion wrote:
Sorry, even as a person who lives in Italy, I detest Fiat and the 500 and all these egg-shaped go-carts with doors. If you want a cool affordable Italian car, get an Alpha Romeo.


It's ALFA Romeo *slap* And I have got one already thank you very much Big smile

I also hasten to add, no buttons have fallen off and it still has both doors firmly attached. It has broken down, but it's 10 years old and only done it once so you can't judge it too harshly.



yeah but everywhere I've seen the same issue with italian cars: they drive fast, until they broke down for some odd reason, several times.
things have improved when they shifted to Bosh electronics, however they still have are a bit prone to simply stop working.


the most excaberated case comes from ferrari. sure they drive fast and they are very powerful, but some owners that I know of, say that if they need to do a checkup to the engine every 200km or so.

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[quote]The more I know about humans, the more I love animals.[/quote] ain't that right

Something Random
Strategic Exploration and Development Corp
Silent Company
#14 - 2011-11-19 16:58:50 UTC
Grimpak wrote:
Kurfin wrote:
Astenion wrote:
Sorry, even as a person who lives in Italy, I detest Fiat and the 500 and all these egg-shaped go-carts with doors. If you want a cool affordable Italian car, get an Alpha Romeo.


It's ALFA Romeo *slap* And I have got one already thank you very much Big smile

I also hasten to add, no buttons have fallen off and it still has both doors firmly attached. It has broken down, but it's 10 years old and only done it once so you can't judge it too harshly.



yeah but everywhere I've seen the same issue with italian cars: they drive fast, until they broke down for some odd reason, several times.
things have improved when they shifted to Bosh electronics, however they still have are a bit prone to simply stop working.


the most excaberated case comes from ferrari. sure they drive fast and they are very powerful, but some owners that I know of, say that if they need to do a checkup to the engine every 200km or so.


What did they expect ? they are close to driving an all out race car - she'll need loving under the bonnet real regular.

I want the woman....


"caught on fire a little bit, just a little."

"Delinquents, check, weirdos, check, hippies, check, pillheads, check, freaks, check, potheads, check .....gangs all here!"

I love Science, it gives me a Hadron.

Grimpak
Manufactorum.
#15 - 2011-11-19 17:04:43 UTC
Something Random wrote:


What did they expect ? they are close to driving an all out race car - she'll need loving under the bonnet real regular.

I want the woman....





well if we think about it, italians do their cars like women.

it all makes sense now!

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[quote]The more I know about humans, the more I love animals.[/quote] ain't that right

Astenion
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#16 - 2011-11-19 19:18:44 UTC  |  Edited by: Astenion
Kurfin wrote:
Astenion wrote:
Sorry, even as a person who lives in Italy, I detest Fiat and the 500 and all these egg-shaped go-carts with doors. If you want a cool affordable Italian car, get an Alpha Romeo.


It's ALFA Romeo *slap* And I have got one already thank you very much Big smile

I also hasten to add, no buttons have fallen off and it still has both doors firmly attached. It has broken down, but it's 10 years old and only done it once so you can't judge it too harshly.


*Smacks self in head*

You're right! Ack! I live here and I should've remembered that!

Don't like Italian affordable cars, just the Alfas. The new Giulietta is actually quite nice.

And they're fast...really fast (for European cars). I still have to chuckle when people say things like 200 hp as if it's a lot. A friend of mine has a supercharged Mustang GT with 510 hp. Then again, Europe had the genius idea of screwing people over by putting taxes on engines, so it's quite rare to see any car with any amount of balls that doesn't sound like a turbocharged weed eater for less than 90k.
Grimpak
Manufactorum.
#17 - 2011-11-19 22:35:11 UTC
Astenion wrote:
Kurfin wrote:
Astenion wrote:
Sorry, even as a person who lives in Italy, I detest Fiat and the 500 and all these egg-shaped go-carts with doors. If you want a cool affordable Italian car, get an Alpha Romeo.


It's ALFA Romeo *slap* And I have got one already thank you very much Big smile

I also hasten to add, no buttons have fallen off and it still has both doors firmly attached. It has broken down, but it's 10 years old and only done it once so you can't judge it too harshly.


*Smacks self in head*

You're right! Ack! I live here and I should've remembered that!

Don't like Italian affordable cars, just the Alfas. The new Giulietta is actually quite nice.

And they're fast...really fast (for European cars). I still have to chuckle when people say things like 200 hp as if it's a lot. A friend of mine has a supercharged Mustang GT with 510 hp. Then again, Europe had the genius idea of screwing people over by putting taxes on engines, so it's quite rare to see any car with any amount of balls that doesn't sound like a turbocharged weed eater for less than 90k.


I like how the alfa 159 looks tbh. those headlights really make the car very aggressive.



but the track record on alfas is so bad, reliability wise, that I simply steer clear from them, even if they look and feel awesomeSad

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[quote]The more I know about humans, the more I love animals.[/quote] ain't that right

Ishtanchuk Fazmarai
#18 - 2011-11-19 23:00:40 UTC
My experience with Italian engineering is...

...great aesthetics...
...underengineered for the task...
...not very reliable

Which it's a pity, as the Giulietta is hawt.

And I always had a crunch for French cars, actually.

Roses are red / Violets are blue / I am an Alpha / And so it's you

Astenion
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#19 - 2011-11-21 00:35:15 UTC
Yes, that's precisely the reason why I'll never buy a mass-produced Italian car...they just don't last. Old Italian cars like the Fiat Panda were awesome because they were like a brick on wheels, but like I said, they were like a brick on wheels.

Speaking of French cars, I really like the new Renault Megane. It reminds me of an Audi for some strange reason. They're also very reliable and very safe, while being very affordable too.
Grimpak
Manufactorum.
#20 - 2011-11-21 00:48:23 UTC
Astenion wrote:
It reminds me of an Audi for some strange reason. They're also very reliable and very safe, while being very affordable too.



as long as it isn't the 1.5 dCI, then yeah.

that mass-produced engine might be economic and have power across a wide band, but from what I've seen, every single one of those engines is pretty much programmed to self destruct once you hit the 120.000km barrier, unless you do extensive maintenance on it (from timing belts to oil changes and turbocharger maintenance).

electronics wise, they are less iffy than italian, that's for sure, but for french cars PGA is still better, reliability wise.

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[quote]The more I know about humans, the more I love animals.[/quote] ain't that right

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