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Discussion in 'Hangout' started by gurus, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. gurus

    gurus Amatore

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    Greetings all.

    I was looking for a car in mid 2011 and was seriously considering Punto then. Below are the things I still feel about that TD punto car,

    1) Awesome steering feedback
    2) Insane high speed stability
    3) Gorgeous looks

    But I got a hint that I might travel onsite so I dropped the car plan.

    I came to US and initially thought of buying 500. But my Indian mentality stopped me buying 2 door car for practical reasons. So settled for '01 Honda Civic. Now saving the money to buy Linea instead of Punto :)

    Though I see lot of 500's here in Arizona, I'm yet to see an Abarth version. A casual visit to Fiat USA site took me to merchandise web site. Then came the thought of buying my own Abarth.

    Here are the specs:
    1:18 scale diecast model car of the 2008 Fiat 500 ABARTH.
    Rubber tires
    Detailed interior, exterior, engine compartment
    Boxed
    Made of die-cast metal with some plastic parts
    Approximately 8" L x 4" W x 3-1/2" H.

    As most men do, I consulted with my financier about buying this FIAT :). She said ok immediately considering that we can buy this car without loan.


    What I like:

    Affordable Fiat 500 Abarath :)
    Good scale model

    What I don't like:
    Engine runs out of breadth at 0 rpm :)

    Other considered:
    There are some 3rd party accessory sites which provide cheaper, better and even classic 500's scale model. But I settled for FIAT branded one

    Please excuse the photo quality, need to upgrade to better camera

    ~Guru

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  2. enjoy the ride :)
  3. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Good one. Now, you are tempting me to buy one. :)
  4. naveen2cool

    naveen2cool Superiore

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    How are you managing with a 2 door car :p
  5. shams

    shams Esperto

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    thats a cute one!!:) does the bonnet also open? how much did it cost? from which website did you buy it?
  6. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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  7. gurus

    gurus Amatore

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    Thanks Sat-Chit-ananda


    Looks like you can buy real Abarth next year :)

    Getting used to this :)


    Sadly, the bonnet is not opening..but I think FIAT is confident that the MultiAir TurboEngine will not have any problems...thats why they didnt give option of opening it .:)


    Thanks Mods for adjusting the images


    Today with less work, I started looking for merchandise for Ferrari :)

    Unfortunately looks like I cannot buy a model ferrari car...

    Ferrari GT 1:8 Models | Ferrari Small-Scale Models - Official Store

    Anyway will try to buy other accessories like Caps, Sunglasses etc :)

    Will update if I buy anything

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