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Offline corsa

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Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
« Reply #120 on: April 13, 2012, 01:03:58 pm »
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As expected the car will tend to oversteer, but that is to be expected from a FWD and manufactures will tune that into the car since its considered safer

Epic.
People blogging about cars and not knowing the difference between over and understeer... :whistle: :thumbd:

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    Offline SJH

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #121 on: April 13, 2012, 02:08:54 pm »
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    As expected the car will tend to oversteer, but that is to be expected from a FWD and manufactures will tune that into the car since its considered safer

    Epic.
    People blogging about cars and not knowing the difference between over and understeer... :whistle: :thumbd:

    Yes, same thought here. At least he admits to driving like a t*t though..... ;D

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #122 on: April 14, 2012, 02:52:31 pm »
    Is the airbox different?

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    I didn't even bother reading it.  :whistle:

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #123 on: April 14, 2012, 10:19:20 pm »
    i've just had a little nosey through the latest review and i must say i found it no worse than the majority of others out there. The dude seemed fairly well informed, with oversteer in my opinion being an obvious typo. It's not just the airbox that is different, its running the larger garrett 1446 turbo

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #124 on: April 15, 2012, 08:31:55 am »
    "no worse than the.....others"

    Fair point I guess if you are comparing it to some of the other well-known over-rated views...... :whistle:

    Like most of these things, very large pinch of salt.  If you are correct, that it is a typo, I'd have no job if I took such a casual attitude to proof reading so, I'm afraid I'm always going to take such a document less seriously.  ::)

    Honestly, the only view that matters to me about a car that I may own is my own and I do find it somewhat sad that motoring journalists can, and do, make or break cars in the eyes of a large section of the public.
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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #125 on: April 15, 2012, 05:36:55 pm »
    while i agree that a sloppy attitude to proof reading will have the affect of weakening the standing of whatever article it appears in  dont believe certainly in this case it is enough to just reject his opinion. He seems fairly well informed about cars and if i didnt know a good deal about the 500 already i would certainly use his opinion to colour my impression of the car or at the very least to just enjoy reading about it. I completely agree with you that once having actually driven the car all external opinion whether it be good or bad pales into insignificance as ultimately the car would be and has ben bought by the feelings I and I alone get from it.

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #126 on: April 15, 2012, 05:49:21 pm »
    The fact that peoples' views can be influenced by the views of someone they don't even know is part of why motoring journalism exists. It sells magazines. It's also why I struggle to take much of it seriously. Each to their own though.  :thumb:

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #127 on: April 15, 2012, 05:55:07 pm »
    i think a healthy skepticism in all facets of life can only be beneficial - i think in essence im agreeing with you though :)

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #128 on: May 17, 2012, 02:42:51 pm »
    Only just posted

    Not a particularly good review :(
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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #129 on: May 18, 2012, 01:32:05 pm »
    Only just posted

    Not a particularly good review :(

    Bit ignorant really. Once you understand the box, in manual mode at least, progress is silk smooth. Similarly, if he thinks you can achieve 695 performance by 'chipping' he's sadly mistaken ::)
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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #130 on: May 18, 2012, 01:46:37 pm »
    ^ That post, its full of truth

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #131 on: May 18, 2012, 02:40:35 pm »
    It's rather bland review  :-\

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #132 on: July 01, 2012, 09:47:23 pm »
    the links on the first post just go the homepage of te website, surley a link to the actual review would be great?

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #133 on: July 01, 2012, 10:28:14 pm »
    Just checked the links and they all appear to be working fine. ???

    Have you tried clearing your browser cache?

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    Re: Abarth 500 Reviews
    « Reply #134 on: May 01, 2013, 10:42:28 pm »
    I learnt many moons ago to basically ignore what the motoring journals say about cars, as like most things the way a car feels is entirely subjective... And almost all of them actually ignore what it would be like as an ownership proportistion.. Ie reliabilty, residuals, dealer network.

    Case in point; I loved my civic type R.  It recieved rave reviews on release, but was slated for having numb electric steering... Can't say I ever noticed. Certainly didn't stop me from enjoying it for 2 years!