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Default 02-01-2017, 13:02 | posts: 31,475 | Location: Hampshire, UK

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Welp, I did something. I traded in my money pit Taurus for a FIAT 500 Abarth. Loaded with every option except sunroof. Leather seats, Beats Audio package, 17 inch alloys. 5 speed manual. I don't think I've ever had more fun with a car in my life. The sound is utterly intoxicating. And the beats audio package is actually really good, lol.



Never thought I'd ever buy a Fiat in my life, lmao. But I've never turned this many heads before. These are pretty rare in the US, so it gets lots of stares.
Haha, not sure whether I'm cringing more at the thought of a man driving a Fiat 500 or the fact you like Beats. Guilty pleasure of mine, I actually like the Bang Olufsen sound in my Audi A4. Once dialed in, it's pretty sweet

Nah, honestly, congrats man, the Abarths are nice, LOVE the color. Enjoy.
   
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Default 02-01-2017, 13:32 | posts: 1,156 | Location: London

Not mine,but few years back I've big privilege meet this car Aspira F620





















And how it sounds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jMqb7NsA5A

Video is not mine,I've heard how it sounds and in real life sounds lot better

Thanks,Jura
   
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Default 02-01-2017, 16:14 | posts: 9,250 | Location: Pennsylvania, USA

that's.... a weird looking car, to be honest. side view mirrors hanging off the roof? Looks like it has antennae. haha
   
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Default 02-02-2017, 04:31 | posts: 634

I can appreciate the power, but never have been a fan of these kind of super sport cars design (although functional alongside the power they produce).
   
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Default 02-02-2017, 06:06 | posts: 10,567 | Location: Toledo

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Haha, not sure whether I'm cringing more at the thought of a man driving a Fiat 500 or the fact you like Beats. Guilty pleasure of mine, I actually like the Bang Olufsen sound in my Audi A4. Once dialed in, it's pretty sweet

Nah, honestly, congrats man, the Abarths are nice, LOVE the color. Enjoy.
What can I say, I'm a very feminine man Thanks though!

And the Beats audio, once adjusted, actually is good. Seriously. Mostly because it's all Alpine hardware
   
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Default 03-09-2017, 10:50 | posts: 30 | Location: luv my acres

I'm loving my Falcon.

Around 540hp of 5.0 litre supercharged bliss.




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Default 03-17-2017, 03:41 | posts: 4,546 | Location: MI, USA

I just got offered my first big boy job, so I may finally get to post something meaningful in here

If insurance isn't too crazy, I'll be looking for a clean '09ish base Corvette.
   
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Default 03-17-2017, 13:24 | posts: 1,614 | Location: United States

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I just got offered my first big boy job, so I may finally get to post something meaningful in here

If insurance isn't too crazy, I'll be looking for a clean '09ish base Corvette.
I used to have a supercharged '10 Vette go back a few pages. They're a wild ride. No traction but tons of scares when the boost kicked in.
   
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Default 03-18-2017, 22:47 | posts: 4,546 | Location: MI, USA

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I used to have a supercharged '10 Vette go back a few pages. They're a wild ride. No traction but tons of scares when the boost kicked in.
I remember

Looks like insurance is very affordable, even for only being 22. I'll be looking for one in April!!
   
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Default 03-18-2017, 23:26 | posts: 10,567 | Location: Toledo

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I remember

Looks like insurance is very affordable, even for only being 22. I'll be looking for one in April!!
The Corvette has oddly cheap insurance because statistically they rarely crash. Most owners are old men that wear Hawaiian shirts and gold chains. They sit in the garage and accumulate a few hundred miles a year..lol.

On the other hand, I pay out the *ass* for my Abarth. Granted I do have two accidents on my record, but being young with a 2 door sports car (yes, I know its not that fast but it doesnt matter for insurance purposes) means I get raped.
   
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Default 03-18-2017, 23:57 | posts: 4,546 | Location: MI, USA

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The Corvette has oddly cheap insurance because statistically they rarely crash. Most owners are old men that wear Hawaiian shirts and gold chains. They sit in the garage and accumulate a few hundred miles a year..lol.

On the other hand, I pay out the *ass* for my Abarth. Granted I do have two accidents on my record, but being young with a 2 door sports car (yes, I know its not that fast but it doesnt matter for insurance purposes) means I get raped.
I read about it somewhere on the interwebs and someone mentioned it being cheap. I was surprised since Michigan is normally really expensive. I think the main reason for it being cheap is that it's considered as a "pleasure car" since I drive a subaru legacy as my main car. Plus I have nothing on my record. Hopefully I can contain myself enough with that 'vette so I don't add anything to it
   
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Default 03-19-2017, 00:17 | posts: 1,614 | Location: United States

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The Corvette has oddly cheap insurance because statistically they rarely crash. Most owners are old men that wear Hawaiian shirts and gold chains. They sit in the garage and accumulate a few hundred miles a year..lol.

On the other hand, I pay out the *ass* for my Abarth. Granted I do have two accidents on my record, but being young with a 2 door sports car (yes, I know its not that fast but it doesnt matter for insurance purposes) means I get raped.
Even my GT-R isn't that much to insure. It's an extra $100 every 6 months over my C7 Vette. C7 was almost the same as that prior C6.
   
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Cool 03-19-2017, 01:11 | posts: 3,680 | Location: Atlanta

[QUOTE=IcE;5409149]T

Most owners are old men that wear Hawaiian shirts and gold chains. They sit in the garage and accumulate a few hundred miles a year..lol.

I don't own any Hawaiian shirts or gold chains and my car has 127K miles on it. Ya, it's 15 years old but I drive it for fun and take good care of it like parking it in the garage so it doesn't get stolen!!! LOL

Old men like me have learned from experience when you have a beautiful thing you take care of it. Car is cheap to maintain and reliable, in other words it's not an import!
Insurance is abit less than my Altima daily driver.
Car is a stock Z51 sans underdrive pulley 3.15 axle and non runflat tires.
It runs 12.9/13 flat 1/4 mile around 109/110MPH tops out about 175 MPH.

http://imageshack.com/a/img923/2348/gWv0qC.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img921/9770/yfq6oi.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img922/5136/Xomzo5.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img924/8738/lPeoI1.jpg

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Default 03-19-2017, 02:44 | posts: 4,546 | Location: MI, USA

That's a nice clean C5!
   
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Default 03-19-2017, 03:05 | posts: 3,680 | Location: Atlanta

Thanks!
If your really looking for a vette do a lot of research first. Nobody buys one because they need one you buy it because you want one.
A lot of OLD MEN buy these and sell them when they can no longer get in and out of it!
   
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Default 03-19-2017, 03:40 | posts: 4,546 | Location: MI, USA

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Thanks!
If your really looking for a vette do a lot of research first. Nobody buys one because they need one you buy it because you want one.
A lot of OLD MEN buy these and sell them when they can no longer get in and out of it!
I understand. My dad had a 1967 'vette and sold it a few years ago. I've always wanted a V8, and have always loved the C6. I really love the Z06, but it's not really practical/affordable for me right now. Buying a used C6 seems like a great idea since they've already done their devaluing, and the LS is pretty bulletproof. I looked into getting a new Mustang GT, but jeez, they're like 35k, plus they'll devalue like a rock for a few years. I figure most folks that dish out 55k for the corvette in the first place are probably going to take care of it (can easily check with an inspection).

Might as well get what I like!

Plus I may or may not be working for GM, so I'll fit in pretty good, lol.

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Default 03-19-2017, 03:46 | posts: 1,614 | Location: United States

just because we're on the topic of Corvette...boost is fun

Nice looking C5 but 13 flat isn't that quick.

This is quick...my old C6 b4 I traded it out for some fried rice (R35 GT-R)

Speedo was out of calibration by 5 MPH so it reads 5 MPH slow this entire run it's really 45 to 145mph. Damn drag radials different size than the street tires.




   
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Default 03-19-2017, 04:12 | posts: 4,546 | Location: MI, USA

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just because we're on the topic of Corvette...boost is fun

Nice looking C5 but 13 flat isn't that quick.

This is quick...my old C6 b4 I traded it out for some fried rice (R35 GT-R)

Speedo was out of calibration by 5 MPH so it reads 5 MPH slow this entire run it's really 45 to 145mph. Damn drag radials different size than the street tires.
*snip*
My god, lol...

The speedo just sweeps by with that blower
   
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Default 03-19-2017, 10:00 | posts: 2,028 | Location: Bremerton, WA USA (Go Seahawks)

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...Hopefully I can contain myself enough with that 'vette so I don't add anything to [record]
Good luck with that. Power under foot is quite intoxicating. More power!
   
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Default 03-19-2017, 19:32 | posts: 10,567 | Location: Toledo

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Even my GT-R isn't that much to insure. It's an extra $100 every 6 months over my C7 Vette. C7 was almost the same as that prior C6.
Lucky you...haha. Being young is what really screws you. I pay just around $2,300 a year for my Abarth. I can afford it and it doesn't bother me that much, but it's pretty bad. I just turned 25 this year, so hopefully that helps me somewhat. I'm doubtful though

[QUOTE=bigpipe;5409189]
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T

Most owners are old men that wear Hawaiian shirts and gold chains. They sit in the garage and accumulate a few hundred miles a year..lol.

I don't own any Hawaiian shirts or gold chains and my car has 127K miles on it. Ya, it's 15 years old but I drive it for fun and take good care of it like parking it in the garage so it doesn't get stolen!!! LOL

Old men like me have learned from experience when you have a beautiful thing you take care of it. Car is cheap to maintain and reliable, in other words it's not an import!
Insurance is abit less than my Altima daily driver.
Car is a stock Z51 sans underdrive pulley 3.15 axle and non runflat tires.
It runs 12.9/13 flat 1/4 mile around 109/110MPH tops out about 175 MPH.

http://imageshack.com/a/img923/2348/gWv0qC.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img921/9770/yfq6oi.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img922/5136/Xomzo5.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img924/8738/lPeoI1.jpg
Lol, nice Vette. Before you know it though, you'll have a hawaiian shirt and gold chain. Accept the inevitable

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Default 03-20-2017, 04:35 | posts: 1,614 | Location: United States

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Lucky you...haha. Being young is what really screws you. I pay just around $2,300 a year for my Abarth. I can afford it and it doesn't bother me that much, but it's pretty bad. I just turned 25 this year, so hopefully that helps me somewhat. I'm doubtful though
Don't make me feel too old now I'm still in my early 30s haha. Bought that C6 right before 30 and sold it last year for Godzilla.
   
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Default 03-20-2017, 14:12 | posts: 8,978 | Location: USA

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I pay just around $2,300 a year for my Abarth.
You're kidding right?

I had cheaper insurance on AMG.

Unless you've have poor credit and/or multiple at fault wrecks that doesn't sound right.
   
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Default 03-20-2017, 14:25 | posts: 12,779 | Location: Toledo Ohio

Woohoo, my bike is coming along finally!

New tires.

Need speedometer(went with a digital all in one gauge with Neutral light, gas gauge, even digital), got a new light ordered for it(the cheap one on the bike was ugly), and got some rear fairings and bottom plates ordered to help protect some of the wiring and give it a cleaner look. When I get everything done on it, I'll post some pictures.

So far, just had to put a new CDI box, get the carbs jetted, and just make it look pretty!

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You're kidding right?

I had cheaper insurance on AMG.

Unless you've have poor credit and/or multiple at fault wrecks that doesn't sound right.
On my Mazda 3 2.0LT, and my 1990 Suzuki GSX600F I pay about $450 every 6 months for full coverage on both even, with decent deductibles and coverage as well. I am also not a slow driver so I'm surprised I don't have any tickets lol.

Thinking about picking up a small coupe, like a Miata or a MR250. Something small and fun to mess around in, just show off during the summer. We'll see what happens though, I still really just want to focus on getting my bike built better!

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Default 03-21-2017, 08:09 | posts: 10,567 | Location: Toledo

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You're kidding right?

I had cheaper insurance on AMG.

Unless you've have poor credit and/or multiple at fault wrecks that doesn't sound right.
Nope. Good credit and only 1 at fault wreck (although I'm up to two now due to something that happened that was outside of my control that I should have litigated over). Insurance rates don't always make sense. Some states have higher average premiums, and some model cars are more statistically likely to be crashed. I doubt AMG Mercs get crashed that often compared to a cheaper hot hatch.

I'm about to start a new policy with a new company soon and my rates should be a little more reasonable, but we'll see.
   
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