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    Re: Fiat buys Chrysler assets

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    That car looks like it would overheat pretty easily. How is it pulling air in through those tiny little vents for a grill?
    Yes. This car has air-cooled rear engine. The design was stolen from the Italian Fiat 600.

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    Re: Fiat buys Chrysler assets

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    I'm always amazed at the justifications friends and acquaintances will use to buy a pick up trick. 'No man, I really move a lot of stuff. Like I had to move to my apartment and I could have never done that without the pickup.'
    Yeah, like they are moving to a new place every month.
    If I have to transport firewood I'll just pay a truck to do it, like I did 2 months ago.
    Now there really are people who need pick up trucks and I don't mind if they have them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    The dick pumping that people get from big cars is so mystifying to me.
    Yes, there is certainly a connection between those two. Psychologists need to speak here.

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    I drive a 4cyl. Ranger for my work truck and my Wife drives a Frontier. Hardly monster trucks....but both of us haul large loads on a regular basis.

    Concern over getting crunched by a larger vehicle keeps use out of the clown cars

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    Re: Fiat buys Chrysler assets

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    for people who live alone or who are without kids yet, such a small car in a city setting could be very useful. Low cost fuels and easy parking. Or as a second car for someone. If you live on the country and need to transport stuff such a car will never work for you and you would be dumb to have that as your only car. But as a second car maybe it would even work there. I think this will be the kind of car a lot of young people might at one time own, especially if they make them cooler and keep them affordable to buy and operate.

    I own a Fiat Panda and love it, it looks nice, drives well and doesn't bankrupt your wallet.
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    Re: Fiat buys Chrysler assets

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Fiat has controlled Chrysler since the Diamler-Chrysler days and the restructuring. That they now have full control - I don't see much changing. Fiat would be idiotic to try and push small cars in NA and go full blown moron with that idea. That said, there's a place for small cars in urban cities on both coasts that may work to their advantage with a few models. If they kill off RAM and some of the iconic retro cars like the Charger and Challenger due to their full control, I'll go back to becoming a Ford man.
    We are, however, talking about Fiat. Had they figured out what Americans wanted they would have been a player in the American market before now.
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    Re: Fiat buys Chrysler assets

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Concern over getting crunched by a larger vehicle keeps use out of the clown cars
    While I agree the tiny cars can be considered "clown cars", a small car is not always unsafe.


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    Re: Fiat buys Chrysler assets

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Fiat has controlled Chrysler since the Diamler-Chrysler days and the restructuring. That they now have full control - I don't see much changing. Fiat would be idiotic to try and push small cars in NA and go full blown moron with that idea. That said, there's a place for small cars in urban cities on both coasts that may work to their advantage with a few models. If they kill off RAM and some of the iconic retro cars like the Charger and Challenger due to their full control, I'll go back to becoming a Ford man.
    Fiat has a bad name in the US and always will.

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    Re: Fiat buys Chrysler assets

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    Re: Fiat buys Chrysler assets

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    I'm always amazed at the justifications friends and acquaintances will use to buy a pick up trick. 'No man, I really move a lot of stuff. Like I had to move to my apartment and I could have never done that without the pickup.' The dick pumping that people get from big cars is so mystifying to me.
    Why does anybody have to justify anything?

    Whenever I see people driving small cars I thank them so I can have gas for my big cars.

    People don't drive small cars because they want to, they drive them because they have to.

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    Re: Fiat buys Chrysler assets

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Some people do need a truck. Try doing carpentry work out of the back of a compact car, or hauling firewood in a hatchback. However, most people that have them don't have them because they really need them, but rather its because they like driving them. In their case, I agree, its ridiculous to drive a gas guzzler then bitch about the price of gas (especially considering that by driving a gas guzzler you are part of the problem when it comes to high gas prices). I used to drive a 4wd Crew Cab Colorado. I always liked driving trucks and they fit with my lifestyle in that it was easy to throw fishing equipment in the back, a canoe on it, throw my road bike in it and so on. Plus the 4wd was nice in the snow and when I needed to get up a jeep road to a trail head. However, when gas started getting really expensive I traded in the truck for a little Kia Soul. I got literally twice the mpg, have plenty of space to throw stuff in the back like fishing equipment or my road bike, and if I need to get up a poorly maintained forest service road to a trailhead I just drive my wife's Subaru. I still liked driving trucks better, but its not enough to justify the piss poor mpg they get.

    As a side note, my Kia Soul actually has better crash test ratings than my truck did, and being it stops much quicker its probably a safer vehicle to drive.
    Some people drive trucks because they like to be higher and see over the cars on the street. It is a safety thing.

    I hate being in a small car and be literally driving blind.

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