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Another Abarth owner on the Dragon this past week. He and another crashed the Minis on the Dragon event. Apparently they were well received by the Mini crowd. True enthusiasts!

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Old 05-06-2012, 10:53 AM   #76 (permalink)
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Another Abarth owner on the Dragon this past week. He and another crashed the Minis on the Dragon event. Apparently they were well received by the Mini crowd. True enthusiasts!

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Yes of course. That was 30 years ago when FIAT was first in the U.S. Ever hear the one FOUND ON ROAD DAILY? Car manufacturers all over have improved.
I do believe he has heard that one, he used it as part of his rather eloquent dismissal of the new focus

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Simple I wouldn't buy a Ford Fucus unless it was the only car you could buy left on the planet , There is a good reason Ford stands for " Found On Road Dead " or Fixed Or Repaired Daily" .
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The Mini crowd is really cool. They welcome everyone it seems.
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Another Abarth owner on the Dragon this past week. He and another crashed the Minis on the Dragon event. Apparently they were well received by the Mini crowd. True enthusiasts!

that looks like a blast!
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Another Abarth owner on the Dragon this past week. He and another crashed the Minis on the Dragon event. Apparently they were well received by the Mini crowd. True enthusiasts!

Fantastic. I miss my ABARTH
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I never came to terms with where the Abarth has the shifter. The angle on the dash made it feel really awkward to me. Shame, because before I really wanted to like it, it looked unique, and it was just this fun little hot hatch I could really enjoy. But if I can't shift correctly...ah, well.

Hence, I'm in a WRX now Great looking car though, glad you're having with it! And it really does seem like Mini groups are like the most laid back crew EVER. They don't care what you drive, if you're up for shenanigans they'll welcome you with open arms
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I never came to terms with where the Abarth has the shifter. The angle on the dash made it feel really awkward to me. Shame, because before I really wanted to like it, it looked unique, and it was just this fun little hot hatch I could really enjoy. But if I can't shift correctly...ah, well.

Hence, I'm in a WRX now Great looking car though, glad you're having with it! And it really does seem like Mini groups are like the most laid back crew EVER. They don't care what you drive, if you're up for shenanigans they'll welcome you with open arms
I can sure identify with the shifter issue. I was concerned at first until I actually was able to drive it. I was able to adjust fairly easily though. I'm thinking being in a WRX is pretty good itself though!

Can't wait to see how the Abarth runs the Dragon though. Should be a blast!
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Had the retractable license plate holder put on the other day when I was dropping the Z off for ZDayZ prep at AAM. Jon at AAM shot these quick photos for me. Stows away nicely.



The fit is good and low profile when stowed.

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I just saw an Abarth commercial with Charlie Sheen in it. WTH is the world coming to?
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Jon,

As an aside, your Z looks absolutely sinister sitting in the background like that, all blacked out. Great look! Rep sent.

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Thought this was some epic trolling by Fiat

Fiat Photo Bombs Volkswagen With Elaborate Street View Prank
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Thought this was some epic trolling by Fiat

Fiat Photo Bombs Volkswagen With Elaborate Street View Prank
I just saw this today and was coming here to paste into Jon's thread but I see I am a tad late ... anyway it was EPIC !

Fiat pulls epic prank on Volkswagen rivals using Google Street View | Technology News Blog - Yahoo! News
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I like idea of the Abarth however these cars are more prone to roll overs in crashes due to their short wheel base and tall CG. We have seen several rollovers with New Abarths at track already.
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