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post #1 of 49 Old 06-30-2014, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry for my radio silence lately, been busy with work and my driving has been mostly urban. Speaking of which, I have now finally made my choice of a completely inoffensive urban transport. I was considering electric for a while but I fell in love with this, a "coup de foudre " and I bought it within five minutes. It's a very charming little car
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Capo- Cute, what is it going to be when it grows up? Here it is upright so you must be using an Apple something.
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Thanks!

It actually has already somewhat grown up into a station wagon. Thanks for turning the picture! You're right, it's an iPad.
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Capo- Cute, what is it going to be when it grows up? Here it is upright so you must be using an Apple something.

Hilarious. It does have big paws.


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Oh, it's a hoot!

It's so small but you can fold the rear seat and open the canvas roof to let the cargo stick out.
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Oh, it's a hoot!

It's so small but you can fold the rear seat and open the canvas roof to let the hat and cigar stick out.

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Heheheee! That's of course what I really wanted to say, thanks for the mind reading!

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The station wagon has two more horse power than the standard version, giving a total of 17 happy horses!! I need to rely on them all to get up to my mountain village. It's an air cooled parallel twin with the cylinders tilted down to provide a flat loading surface. It's an extremely simple and reliable car, spare parts are dirt cheap (take note, Ferrari) and it burns only 4 litres per 100km! For city use it's perfect, easy to park and in the slow Lugano traffic there is no need to worry about the poor collision protection. At least I'm better off than on the motorcycle (not that I have stopped riding, for goodness' sake!).
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Very cool Fiat!

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Very cool Fiat!

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I'll consider the Ferrari but there is no room for a dog in my life, perhaps if it were smaller.

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Capo, that is just perfectl. What an awesome little car. Congratulations.

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Capo- Looks pretty practical and you have to love an engine you can rebuild on a kitchen table.

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Capo, that is just perfectl. What an awesome little car. Congratulations.
Thanks!

I got the inspiration from a friend of mine with all sorts of nice cars but for in and around Lugano he's shuttling in one of his three FIAT 500. I can load up all I need and girls absolutely love it!

Now I have a PC micro car which I actually also like a lot - I never thought I'd say that. Nevertheless, I still burn great amounts of petrol in my other cars.

The most minimalistic dash board I've come across:
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Capo- Looks pretty practical and you have to love an engine you can rebuild on a kitchen table.
Exactly, a full drive line resto is done in a day and costs next to nothing. Apart from the down tilted engine, the station wagon model has beefed up suspension and brakes and a full length canvas top. There are Abarth 700cc cylinders available but it will do fine just the way it is. It costs more to change tyres on a mountain bike than on the 500!
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You have good taste, my good man!! looking splendid in that fine FIAT!

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I'll consider the Ferrari but there is no room for a dog in my life, perhaps if it were smaller.
Ahh Capo I couldn't have said it better.

Enjoy your new toy, it reminds me of an old Fiat panda I once had. So basic but so purposeful, and unkillable. Wonder where that ever went?

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Capo- Much smaller than the Polo we owned in the UK. Traded that one for a Fiat Dino 2.4 liter coupe, but gas consumption was much worse.

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Ahh Capo I couldn't have said it better.

Enjoy your new toy, it reminds me of an old Fiat panda I once had. So basic but so purposeful, and unkillable. Wonder where that ever went?

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The Panda 4x4 is a darling, bound to be a classic!

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Capo- Much smaller than the Polo we owned in the UK. Traded that one for a Fiat Dino 2.4 liter coupe, but gas consumption was much worse.
The FIAT Dino must have been nice! It's reaching its rightful value now.

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