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txdesign
11-07-2010, 09:55 PM
Just curious what potential 500 buyers have in their garage right now.
I have an 03 Cooper S and a 09 BMW 128 (manual transmission of course).

Fiat500USA
11-07-2010, 10:13 PM
Good question!

2000 Audi A4 Quattro
1995 Audi 90 Quattro
1987 Bertone X1/9 (yes I'm still working on it) <smiley image='smiley_grin.gif'/>
1982 Alfa GTV/6
2005 Jeep Wrangler Sport
Kawasaki 250Ninja
Kawasaki EX500
Honda 150 Dual Sport

I'm planning on clearing my garage out for the 500 and the Abarth.

Vlad92
11-07-2010, 11:19 PM
I have a 2008 Smart Car (convertible), a 2009 Hyundai Genesis, and a 2003 BMW F650CSA bike. My wife has her 2004 Honda Pilot and my daughters have a John Deere tractor and Barbie Jeep (both electric). I was just telling a coworker the other day... growing up we had a one car garage. My first house had a 2 car garage. My next (and current) house has a 3 car garage. Now I'm wishing for a 4+ car garage. Amazing how our wants grow over time!

ciddyguy
11-08-2010, 12:21 AM
Currently, a single vehicle, but then again I live in the city and park on the street. :-)

I'm currently making do with a 1992 Ford Ranger truck (4.0L V6, Mazda sourced 4spd w/ overdrive 5th, 2WD). Been very reliable even now with just over 230K miles on the clock.

Before that, I had a 1988 Honda Accord LX-I 4 door sedan with 5spd and before that, a 1983 Honda Civic 1500DX 3 door hatch, also with a 5spd (both used) and it was this little Civic that showed me what happens when you design a fun to drive, thrifty small car that can go the distance, even on long journeys on the interstate.

That said, bought the Civic in 1992, got the Accord in '98 and it was supplanted by the truck in 2006, which I still drive and hopefully next spring or summer to have something like the 500 in my possession.

Rusty
11-08-2010, 12:36 AM
Hurray for the guy with the Genesis (: I hear it's an awesome buy!

I was driving my 3x passed down '91 Lexus LS400 for about 6 years, a nice car to get acquainted on the road with, and gave me a good concept of what kind of specs I would look out for or don't need, 250hp seems more than I'd ever really look for in the future.

I switched to our most economic, neglected, and newest car in the extended family this summer, a '89 Volvo 240 DL wagon. Primarily to learn how to drive stick, but now also for mileage reasons, not that it can manage more than 26mpg a tank if I'm trying hard. And lastly because I feel a lot safer when it's unlikely anyone will steal my car <smiley image='smiley_happy.gif'/>

sarahusuk
11-08-2010, 02:32 AM
My husband drives a 2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE and as bland as it sounds, we really like it. He's planning on trading it in this spring for a Nissan Leaf, which we already have reserved. I am currently without a car, and am eagerly awaiting the release of the 500 which will be all mine :) Can hardly wait!

NM dude
11-08-2010, 10:14 AM
`10 Dodge Challenger SRT-8
`10 MINI Cooper S
`51 Crosley sedan
`62 Plymouth Fury Convertible
`63 Studebaker GT Hawk
`63 Studebaker Avanti
`75 Plymouth Fury 2-door
Prima Edizione #201 on order, and will be selling the MINI

peterjerome
11-08-2010, 11:38 AM
2007 Vespa GT250ie. My wife has a Honda Fit

tpetro33
11-08-2010, 02:07 PM
Hello all,

Currently an 09 VW GTI and Subaru WRX!!

Hopefuly a Scorpion in the future..............


TP

Wilkidu
11-08-2010, 03:56 PM
I currently have a 2004 Mini Cooper S.

Minuszka
11-08-2010, 05:52 PM
'04 Audi A4 Convertible
Also, '03 Acura MDX

kbob
11-08-2010, 09:38 PM
Too many cars.

- 2005 Lotus Elise
- 2002 BMW M Coupe (wife's car)
- 1998 BMW M3
- 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX (wife's car)
- 2004 Honda Odyssey (joint custody)

We will probably sell the WRX and the M3 when (if) we get the 500.

There used to be bikes in the garage, but that spot's been bare since 2006. I sold my Ninja to get the Elise.

Goggles Pizano
11-09-2010, 02:29 AM
A 2005 MINI Cooper Cabrio and a 2004 MINI Cooper S. I wasn't sure in the beginning...but I think I have a little car fetish. I'm waiting for the Abarth "Tributo Ferrari" so I guess I will be getting the car in about 2014 or maybe 2013 if I'm lucky.

iosonoaffamata
11-09-2010, 04:19 PM
2008 Chevy Malibu Hybrid

sketch
11-09-2010, 05:26 PM
I've got a 2006 Toyota Prius in silver. 80,000 miles together, still going strong, though a little rough around the edges. I'm not sure whether I'm going to keep it as a commuter alongside the 500.

<b>NM dude</b>: Two Studebakers! A man after my own heart.

Jim McKenzie
11-09-2010, 09:26 PM
3 cars:

2008 Mazda 3 Hatch
1977/1985 (car/engine) Fiat X1/9
1973 Fiat 850 Sport Spyder

The 500 will replace the Mazda :)

allenr56
11-10-2010, 12:20 AM
08 STi (STU)
76 2002 (FSP)
96 Miata R (ES)
05 Birel (Sr. Sprtsmn)

Anxiously waiting to see where the 500 gets classed by SCCA.

Fiat500USA
11-10-2010, 01:30 AM
Wow, judging by all the neat cars, it's obvious that the 500 appeals to car enthusiasts and folks that appreciate design.

I would take any one of these cars... uuhh... wait, I'm supposed to be thinning my herd <smiley image='smiley_grin.gif'/>

ophidia31
11-10-2010, 03:21 PM
'01 Buick Regal GS

I want to get the new '11 GS when it gets released because it is suh-weeet! But unfortunately, its probably going to be $30k+ and I wont be able to afford that. Well, I could, but itd put a nice damper in my play/modification money with that larger monthly payment. Not looking forward to another car payment after not having one for 3yrs, but I think itd be worth it for the 500. <smiley image='anim_claps.gif'/>

Mike S
11-10-2010, 09:48 PM
I've looked at that question for at least a day and the responses say more about the people that the 500 is attracting than one might think. The selection of cars is all over the place! The 500 is attracting people that like cars. Period.

The first car I owned was a Fiat and that was in the 60's. I've owned at least a couple dozen Fiats over the years, always owning at least one. I'm down to 2 Fiats and a 2007 Volvo V70R. The remaining Fiats are a 1974 124 spider and a 1964 500D.

The Volvo takes up too much space and will be replaced with the new Fiat and probably a Velorex and a Tatra. I'm in the U.S. and we don't even know what those are. But, I want them too.

The Fiat 500 does one thing better than any other car ever produced. From the first 500, the Topolino to the newest incarnation. When you see one, it makes you smile.

These days, the world needs as many Fiat 500's as it can get.

Chris
11-10-2010, 11:18 PM
1991 BMW 318i manual (winter car)
2005 Kawasaki ZX10R

Normally I'd only drive RWD cars, but the 500 is a special exception.

Prima 109
11-11-2010, 09:30 AM
I have a 04 Chrysummer car and sler Sebring LXI Conv (summer car) and an 09 Sebring LX sedan (winter car) Undecided on wheither to trade conv or sedan, both, or niether. Time will tell. I have til spring to make up my mind.

sketch
11-11-2010, 01:36 PM
Haha, and where do you work at Chrysler?

jmbd7h3
11-11-2010, 02:38 PM
2007 MINI Cooper S

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sketch
11-11-2010, 03:40 PM
Ah yes, I suppose I'll post a picture :)
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Terry
11-11-2010, 04:22 PM
My wife drives a Mazda Protege 5 and I have an 2004 RX-8 6spd with only 19k on the clock...The RX-8 is nice but it is for the high jump when the 500 arrives in town

Gavin
11-11-2010, 05:23 PM
No car since June of 2005. I have 2 scooters (one 150cc 2 stroke and one 500cc modern scooter)..I have a road bike and a mountain bike. Rain, shine, snow or Ice I am, sometimes ill advisedly riding one of those 4 vehicles. Doesn't matter if it's 6 degrees or 106 degrees.

But at 49 I figure it might be time to get a cage again...at least for those 6 degree mornings...and ice storm days.

my big ride...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3403/3522756156_7c06bf05a5_z.jpg?zz=1

Gavin

Fiat500USA
11-11-2010, 11:28 PM
<quote author="Gavin">
No car since June of 2005. I have 2 scooters (one 150cc 2 stroke and one 500cc modern scooter)..I have a road bike and a mountain bike. Rain, shine, snow or Ice I am, sometimes ill advisedly riding one of those 4 vehicles. Doesn't matter if it's 6 degrees or 106 degrees.

But at 49 I figure it might be time to get a cage again...at least for those 6 degree mornings...and ice storm days.

my big ride...

Gavin
</quote>

Gavin, that is so cool.

That reminds me of an Italian friend I had who would ride his dual sport during a snow storm in a polo shirt. He would say "Chris, that's the way we do it in Italy" and dismiss my concerns with a wave of his hand. I felt like such a wimp! LOL

Prima 109
11-12-2010, 11:49 AM
No I do not work for Chrysler. The local dealer treats me and all of thier customers quite well. They are one of the dealers who are in the targeted market area for a Fiat Studio and thier proposal was approved.

fiatgal
11-12-2010, 01:02 PM
After reading about everyone's car collections, I'm almost embarrassed to say that I've been driving the same car since 1991:

1988 Mazda 323, aka: "Betty Blue." She's a classic!

For a while, I rode a Moto Guzzi, v65 (not the classic styling, more the utilitarian type). But it was big and I am very petite so we parted ways. Looked real nice though, especially with its redesigned seat, courtesy of an Italian designer friend. Love Italian style!

This is the first time in my life I'm coveting a car. Have been since 2008...

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Carabinieri
11-18-2010, 11:28 AM
I need to hijack this thread for a moment: That, LinNE, is a gorgeous V65. Where is it now?

Now back to your regularly scheduled programming:

As Gavin, I rarely drive a car, tho we have a large carbon wheelprint nonetheless.

I commute daily on a '98 Moto Guzzi EV; when I get bored with that, I take my '07 Moto Guzzi Norge. It's a small harem, and I am trying to convince my (sweet-and-indulgent-but-she-has-limits) spousal unit that I need a Griso Tenni SE to round it out. Even if fiscally doable, pretty sure it's going to be hard to get the #160 500 I have the deposit on just now and the Griso, but we shall see.

On miserable days (not many in Atlanta), I take the '93 Toyota pickup with a bazillion miles, most of which daughters, friends, and neighbors put on it. A number of the last have keys to it, and I'd probably have to get permission of the neighborhood to sell it!

My wife drives a bottom-of-the-line base '09 Honda Fit, which is really a surprisingly decent car for daily driving. She got that when we replaced her 200K-miles '99 Civic with an '09 MINI Cooper S convertible. We soon realized we wanted to garage the MINI and use it on "special" days, trips, etc.

Learn

sjmst
11-18-2010, 01:38 PM
2002 BMW 330 ci (Getting traded for the Fiat 500)
2009 Mercury Mariner (Family car)
1981 Fiat Spider (Original owner..keeping)

fiatgal
11-18-2010, 02:20 PM
<quote author="Carabinieri">
I need to hijack this thread for a moment: That, LinNE, is a gorgeous V65. Where is it now?
...
I commute daily on a '98 Moto Guzzi EV; when I get bored with that, I take my '07 Moto Guzzi Norge. It's a small harem, and I am trying to convince my (sweet-and-indulgent-but-she-has-limits) spousal unit that I need a Griso Tenni SE to round it out. Even if fiscally doable, pretty sure it's going to be hard to get the #160 500 I have the deposit on just now and the Griso, but we shall see.

</quote>

Carabinieri... you're quite a Goose lover, I see...

Alas, the v65 is gone, but I think it still lives somewhere up here in New England... maybe York? A unique model, that's for sure...

--Laura

CaliberSRT4
11-18-2010, 03:03 PM
I drive a 2009 Dodge Caliber SRT4.


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Gerre
11-24-2010, 09:48 PM
2007 Toyota Yaris Liftback. What can I say. I'm a small car kinds guy. So 2011 or 2012 will be a great year for a sale and new FIAT 500.

JustWilliam
11-25-2010, 12:10 AM
1979 VW Dasher Diesel Wagon
2009 Trek Calypso with E-Bke hub motor and Ping 36v 15ah battery.
November 2010 TriMet pass for buses, streetcars and trains.

Past cars, counting backwards-

2000 Audi A6 quattro
1992 VW Cabriolet
1987 Audi 4000 cs quattro
1987 Ford Festiva
1980 Peugeot 504 diesel wagon
1983 Renault R5 5 door
1978 Renault R5 3 door
1978 Fiat X1/9
1974 Fiat 128 Sport Coupe

fredfrey
03-12-2011, 09:07 PM
Old posts but it deserves a re-birth.
My daily driver... in the Fiat Family:

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5*(10)^2
03-12-2011, 10:05 PM
THAT is a gorgeous car!

RacerRon
03-12-2011, 10:17 PM
Past cars I have owned, in order:

1964 Rambler V-8
1967 Sunbeam Alpine
1971 Renault 12
1974 Lotus Europa Twin-cam
1978 Fiat X1/9
1979 Fiat X/19 (heavily modified for street)
1984 Mazda B2000 Pickup
1985 Chevy Sliverado Pickup
1988 Jeep Comanche
1974 Fiat X1/9 (race car)
1978 Fiat X1/9

Cars I own now:
1994 Chevy Silverado Pickup (since new) - 155,000 miles
1994 Mazda Miata R Version (since new) - 52.000 miles
2002 Toyota Highlander
2002 Mazda Protege 5

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Jeff
03-12-2011, 10:43 PM
Transportation is a beautiful thing.

2007 Mini Cooper Cabriolet JCW (cam, pulley, flash, removed resonator)
07 FJ (4.88 gears, 35inch tires, 6in lift, ARB air locker front and rear, Magnaflow, Unichip)
1968 Datsun 2000
2002 Corvette Z06
1971 Plymouth Roadrunner
1988 Porsche 930 Cabriolet
1995 Mustang GT (Drag car from birth only 10,000 miles, ¼ mile at a time)
1988 Nissan 300Z Turbo Shiro Edition
1966 Triumph Chopper
2002 HD Night Train
1997 HD Sportster

fredfrey
03-12-2011, 10:44 PM
Thanks... or my other Fiat:

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Jeff
03-12-2011, 11:04 PM
Transportation is a beautiful thing.

2007 Mini Cooper S Cabriolet JCW Red(cam, pulley, flash, removed resonator, black OZ)
07 FJ (4.88 gears, 35inch tires, ARB air locker front and rear, Magnaflow, Unichip)
1968 Datsun 2000
2002 Corvette Z06
1971 Plymouth Roadrunner
1988 Porsche 930 Cabriolet (too much to list)
1995 Mustang GT (Drag car from birth only 10,000 miles, ¼ mile at a time)
1988 Nissan 300Z Turbo Shiro Edition
1966 Triumph Chopper
2002 HD Night Train Custom
1997 HD Sportster Custom
2012 Fiat 500 #446 Bianco sun roof...hopefully soon

Jeff
03-13-2011, 12:27 AM
That is one pretty front end.

Jeff
03-13-2011, 12:27 AM
That is one pretty front end.

fredfrey
03-13-2011, 02:10 PM
Thanks. Going in for metallic blue paint this summer. Original color was blue anyway.

PE#454
03-13-2011, 05:07 PM
2004 MINI Cooper S
Bought used June 2005 with 8800 miles
Current odometer reading 48048
Pics on eBay the day before I bought it:
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Gave her another cleaning out this afternoon in preparation for trade-in (can't hurt, eh?)

I'm gonna miss her. *sniff*

fredfrey
03-13-2011, 05:46 PM
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Gavin
03-13-2011, 05:56 PM
Fred...love the scorpion...would it be bad form to put a similar scorpion on a non abarth PE?

Was thinking of the 5 in a circle on the front...but the scorpion would be cooler...but Abarth owners might get pissed....

Gavin

fredfrey
03-13-2011, 07:35 PM
That would kind of be like putting Shelby on a standard mustang. But I guess if you keep it subdued it would be OK. I've seen plenty of Fiat spiders with Abarth wheels that have the scorpion on them. BTW, this 500 is not a real Abarth but one that has been hotted up in an Abarth Fashion. So who am I to judge!?

Jeff
03-13-2011, 09:39 PM
Maybe you could get a few Abarth bits, suspension, intake ect., then paste it on. :)

jamesday24
03-13-2011, 10:24 PM
2004 JCW MINI Cooper (keeping)
2009 Vespa LX150 (brand new, selling or trading in for the 500)

dipstick1
03-13-2011, 10:36 PM
Current daily drive is a 91 Alfa 164L, For bad weather 04 Dakota pick up , and when I am not in a hurry 66 Fiat 500F<nabble_img src="pics_006.jpg" border="0"/>

fredfrey
03-13-2011, 10:59 PM
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Jeff
03-13-2011, 11:13 PM
Gorgeous, what is it?

Jeff
03-13-2011, 11:17 PM
Sorry I see, 1973 Alfa Romeo Zagato Jr 1600, it is beautiful.

Jeff
03-13-2011, 11:26 PM
I've been watching this 1959 Abarth Fiat 750 Record Monza Zagato, it's sold, but very cool.

http://vintagemotorssarasota.com/Car_pages/Abarth/59%20Fiat%20Abarth%20750%20red/59%20Fiat%20Abarth.htm

fredfrey
03-14-2011, 12:57 AM
Thanks, JrZs are amazing to drive. I know of a Double Bubble Fiat Zagato a few years ago that was for sale from a widow. It was in pretty rough shape. They are very cool.

Jim McKenzie
03-14-2011, 12:37 PM
I have three I am "driving" my daily driver is a 2007 Mazda 3 hatchback

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my weekend car (if sunny) is a '77 X
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and my 73 Fiat 850 Spider (which had its engine installed by restorers just on Friday!) will soon look like ths:

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The Mazda will be traded in for my Fiat 500 when I order and it gets here, so it's the "dead man walking"

sonicsby5
03-14-2011, 02:49 PM
1976 Honda Civic CVCC Wagon (my baby)
1992 Acura NSX (my mistress)
2004 Honda Element (the Home Depot materials delivery car)
1989 Honda Accord LXi (my "It's raining" car)

sketch
03-14-2011, 06:28 PM
Just the daily driver:

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2006 Toyota Prius, package 6, with the coveted Safety Recall Accelerator Pedal Mod! <smiley image='anim_crazy.gif'/>

Jeff
03-14-2011, 06:46 PM
Interesting

Prima 109
03-14-2011, 06:52 PM
Sketch;
Did your accelerator ever stick on you? Just curiuos. I hope not

CaliberSRT4
03-14-2011, 07:12 PM
<quote author="prima 109">
Sketch;
Did your accelerator ever stick on you? Just curiuos. I hope not
</quote>
The issue was related to floor mats and driver error. A very low percentage of people were affected.

sketch
03-14-2011, 07:42 PM
Exactly what he said. My floor mats are secured properly, and even if they weren't and it were to get stuck, I know where the brake pedal is and how to shift into neutral.

The whole thing was quite nearly a hoax. NHTSA came out a month or two ago confirming that their findings concluded that Toyotas do not have an unintended acceleration problem. Toyota's going on with the voluntary recall just so they look good, and it's a really inexpensive mod to do anyway—they really just shave a bit off the bottom of the pedal.

But letting them do it lets me put that all recalls have been done on the listing when I go to sell it! :P

Prima 109
03-14-2011, 07:52 PM
Good to hear. I thought that was the case anyway, same as the Audi's of the 80's.<smiley image='smiley_wink.gif'/>

ciddyguy
03-14-2011, 09:52 PM
OK, I know I commented way back in Nov on the first page but never posted an image of the truck, so without further ado, here it is, in all it's 231K+ miles glory. <smiley image='smiley_beam.gif'/>

This was taken on the 23 of November of last year and I'd just gotten home from work.

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sjmst
03-14-2011, 09:53 PM
<quote author="sketch">
Exactly what he said. My floor mats are secured properly, and even if they weren't and it were to get stuck, I know where the brake pedal is and how to shift into neutral.

The whole thing was quite nearly a hoax. NHTSA came out a month or two ago confirming that their findings concluded that Toyotas do not have an unintended acceleration problem. Toyota's going on with the voluntary recall just so they look good, and it's a really inexpensive mod to do anyway—they really just shave a bit off the bottom of the pedal.

But letting them do it lets me put that all recalls have been done on the listing when I go to sell it! :P
</quote>
+1!!

Fiat #183
03-15-2011, 10:24 AM
I drive a 1987 Mercedes 560 Sl convertible with 40,000 miles on it. Baby blue and in perfect condition. I paid $14,000 for it last year about the time I put my money down for a Fiat 500. I have enjoyed the Mercedes quite a bit. I have not seen the PE #183.<nabble_img src="bonnie_10.11.2010_013.jpg" border="0"/>

Giallo Edizione
03-15-2011, 01:59 PM
<quote author="CaliberSRT4">
<quote author="prima 109">
Sketch;
Did your accelerator ever stick on you? Just curiuos. I hope not
</quote>
The issue was related to floor mats and driver error. A very low percentage of people were affected.
</quote>
Yes, I have had that happen. A couple or three times. All the same. My street enters a 4 lane highway on an uphill incline. These times, when I kept it floored to get moving up the hill rapidly, when I lifted off the accelerator near the crest, it kept moving at full speed for a few seconds. Disconcerting. I flipped the pedal a few times to "release" though no telling if that actually did anything given its drive by wire. Was definitely not the floor mat because this has happened since the pedal was shaved by Toyota. But not the sort of thing that would be repeatable on demand so we never took it in or bothered to report it. We'll be trading the Prius next year anyway.

Gavin
03-15-2011, 02:22 PM
My daily ride...until summer, then my daily ride is a bicycle...

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Gavin

einy
03-18-2011, 03:53 PM
Gavin, your ride brings back memories of a business trip to Paris a couple years ago .... that was the first time I saw a scooter w/two front wheels. The way those crazy guys slid the front ends of them through the corners around the Arch de Triumph circular still is a fond memory ... especially in light of the common puddles / haze of spilled diesel (very slippery stuff!) on the pavement. Cool stuff.

Terry
03-18-2011, 04:02 PM
I've got an 2004 Mazda RX8 and wife has a Protege...The RX8 is for the high jump to make room for the Cinquecento. Years ago had an Alfa GTV6, Fiat Spider 2000 and a Strada...Loved ém all and can't wait to get back in a FIAT. (Unfortunately will be the automatic to please the Mrs...sigh)

Terry
03-18-2011, 04:02 PM
I've got an 2004 Mazda RX8 and wife has a Protege...The RX8 is for the high jump to make room for the Cinquecento. Years ago had an Alfa GTV6, Fiat Spider 2000 and a Strada...Loved ém all and can't wait to get back in a FIAT. (Unfortunately will be the automatic to please the Mrs...sigh)

Terry
03-18-2011, 04:17 PM
Reading these threads made me think of all our varied automotive roots. When I was in college I went through three cars: A AH Sprite Mk II, Sunbeam Imp and a TR3. A look at the dimensions of the Imp
and 500 makes an interesting comparison:

IMP 500

L 139 139.6
W 60.2 64.1
H 54.5 58.6
Wgt 1,647 2,430
WB 82 90.6

Now, think about tooling around in that IMP without any safety equipment excepting a seat belt in the land populated by Detroit whales as compared to the automotive mix we have on the highways today...Never gave a second thought to the size of the Imp then (except when at the butt end of jokes about where do you plug it in and where does the toast come out!)----FORZA FIAT!

ciddyguy
03-18-2011, 09:45 PM
<quote author="Terry">
Reading these threads made me think of all our varied automotive roots. When I was in college I went through three cars: A AH Sprite Mk II, Sunbeam Imp and a TR3. A look at the dimensions of the Imp
and 500 makes an interesting comparison:

IMP 500

L 139 139.6
W 60.2 64.1
H 54.5 58.6
Wgt 1,647 2,430
WB 82 90.6

Now, think about tooling around in that IMP without any safety equipment excepting a seat belt in the land populated by Detroit whales as compared to the automotive mix we have on the highways today...Never gave a second thought to the size of the Imp then (except when at the butt end of jokes about where do you plug it in and where does the toast come out!)----FORZA FIAT!
</quote>

Yeah, interesting about where we got our start in driving, my first car was a 1968 Chrysler Newport 4 door back in the very early 80's while in HS, then went through 2 70's era Novas, a pedestrian bare bones '74 4 door and a slightly better equipped '78 2 door with the 305CI V8 instead of the 250 I6 the 4 door had, then a basic 4 door Ford Fairmont, then 2 Hondas, one being the 83 3 door Civic, then an 88 Honda

catman2130093
03-21-2014, 12:27 AM
2007 5 spd manual Honda Element SC,a 1999 Chev Astro van,and a 2009 Kymco Grand Vista scooter.

Edward Wanser
03-22-2014, 11:17 AM
i have both sides of the list i have the 500 and a tundra double cab slightly lifted lol
https://scontent-b-mia.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1.0-9/996125_10153721527420065_1784077378_n.jpg

guygeo
03-22-2014, 12:54 PM
Corolla ce 2008 manual.

Doohickie
03-22-2014, 01:00 PM
My previous daily driver was a 2005 Hyundai Elantra.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e341/Doohickie/13Elantra/IMG_0707.jpg (http://s42.photobucket.com/user/Doohickie/media/13Elantra/IMG_0707.jpg.html)

I really like it. My son's car died and my wife said I should let him drive the Elantra, so that's why I got the 500. But the Elantra's been a great car.