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Offline Salvos_White_Abarth

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peoples consfused look when i say what iv ordered
« on: March 26, 2010, 10:03:05 am »
 every time ive spoke to my mates and theyve asked what iv orderd and i say "abarth 500"..its comical how they go... a what ??? and i have to explain what it is.hahahaha.hard to explain though i think.
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    Offline Lisa1626

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    Re: peoples consfused look when i say what iv ordered
    « Reply #1 on: March 26, 2010, 11:05:13 am »
    I got it too.

    People used to think I was saying 'A Bath 500' instead of Abarth 500  ::)

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    Re: peoples consfused look when i say what iv ordered
    « Reply #2 on: March 26, 2010, 11:21:17 am »
    haha ive had that from my manager too yesterday.

    9 days to go til i can actualy show people the car instead of trying to explain for an hour lmfao

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    Re: peoples consfused look when i say what iv ordered
    « Reply #3 on: March 26, 2010, 12:16:13 pm »
    Yep, me too! Most people think it is just a Fiat.

    However, it has also divided opinion amongst those of my friends who do understand what I've ordered.

    The doubters:

    Most common -

    1. "Are you mad spending that sort of money on a tarted up Fiat?"

    2. "no way will that be as much fun as your current car"

    3. "on that budget, you could easily have done better"

    I just reckon most of them will have to eat their words.

    Those in favour:

    Most common -

    1. "Great, I'll split the cost of a set of tyres with you and WE can take it on a track day"

    2. When does it arrive so we can arrange a day out"

    3. (and I think this is a positive) "great car which will suit you perfectly"



    Not long before I can start proving the doubters wrong here either.   ;D

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    Re: peoples consfused look when i say what iv ordered
    « Reply #4 on: March 26, 2010, 06:10:44 pm »
    i tend to get.

    "its still a fiat. has it broken down yet?"

    and

    "its a girl's car"

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    Re: peoples consfused look when i say what iv ordered
    « Reply #5 on: March 26, 2010, 07:17:12 pm »
    I've had "has it broken down yet" and "it's a girl's car", however the majority of drivers I've seen are male ::)

    Also furthering that comment, three F500's passed me whilst I was parked up today, all female, giving me weird looks. I smiled at them and they still stared at me. I will believe that it's jealousy (probably not, but you know..) lol

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    Re: peoples consfused look when i say what iv ordered
    « Reply #6 on: March 26, 2010, 07:24:05 pm »
    A lot of people can't even pronounce "Abarth", it's pretty straightforward. Everyone in my department thinks it's a cool little car
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    Re: peoples consfused look when i say what iv ordered
    « Reply #7 on: March 26, 2010, 08:08:36 pm »
    Let's get this straight. The A500 is NOT a girl's car!

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    Re: peoples consfused look when i say what iv ordered
    « Reply #8 on: March 26, 2010, 08:58:03 pm »
    perhaps the worst thing was someone who owns a yellow/gold saxo telling me it was a girl's car!!  ???

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    Re: peoples consfused look when i say what iv ordered
    « Reply #9 on: March 26, 2010, 09:23:10 pm »
    perhaps the worst thing was someone who owns a yellow/gold saxo telling me it was a girl's car!! ???
    what does the owner of a yellow/gold saxo know about taste?

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    Re: peoples consfused look when i say what iv ordered
    « Reply #10 on: March 26, 2010, 09:26:30 pm »
    that was very much my point =]
    ...jealousy is horrible thing, clearly  :P

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    Re: peoples consfused look when i say what iv ordered
    « Reply #11 on: March 27, 2010, 02:43:45 pm »
    I love "different" cars. I could of bought a Clio 200, or a second hand M3 / Evo / Impreza. I don't really car about having a c*ck extension though and something everyone else drives
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    Re: peoples consfused look when i say what iv ordered
    « Reply #12 on: March 27, 2010, 06:10:13 pm »
    I get 'its a girls car' a lot which drives me mad!  But then I overtake them and they change their mind :D

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    Re: peoples consfused look when i say what iv ordered
    « Reply #13 on: March 27, 2010, 06:53:48 pm »
    hahaaa!  you always have to say it twice and explain lol i had a woman come up to me yesterday and point at the italian flag badge and say "oo its french"  ::) lol  ;D ive never had anything but positive comments and waves and smiles even from normal 500's, ive often come back to my car to see people round it or taking pictures because they either want one or dont know what it is and one woman was surprised it even had back seats lol  ... although if people try and race me then i look in my rear view mirror to see someone in shock HAHA!!  ;D ive had people videoing the back of the car with their phones at the next set of lights to see what it was that just wasted them, and one guy in a 5 series bmw pulled up along side trying to memorise the Abarth name on the side, but he kept forgetting it and in the end he was mouthing it out loud trying to remember it haaahaa! Ive made a few people google "Abarth 0-60mph  bhp" and the best bit is even if they have seen one before its more than likely not an SS .. and next is a DMS 195bhp conversion lmao!  ;D These are the most fun cars!  :thumb:

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    Re: peoples consfused look when i say what iv ordered
    « Reply #14 on: March 27, 2010, 07:00:18 pm »
    I agree with the above, Supercar like attention from a car this size is why it makes it so fun! Had a car go past today in a 30, we all had windows down as it was a warm day, i heard "ABARTH! PHOOAARR!" as i went past, can't help but smile  :)

    ...and even if there's nobody around to make happy, impress yourself with the acoustic soundtrack, just wind down both windows, floor it in 2nd gear and listen to the ROAR, ZOOM, WHISTLE then BANG as you change gear! (or sometimes BANG BANG!) Me + Abarth = Happiness :thumb: