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rickhamilton620

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Yes and yes.



Yes, but it hasn?t been changed to match the hatchback. At least not yet.
Regular version:




rickhamilton?s favorite: the "Off-road" :)lol:) version.
w00t! Cladding and chunky tires for everyone! :p

The Palio Adventure would be a sweet Outback competitor here... :hmm:
 

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w00t! Cladding and chunky tires for everyone! :p

The Palio Adventure would be a sweet Outback competitor here... :hmm:
Disagree, Rick. Subaru has a reputation for sturdiness built upon decades of solid product. Fiat might make its way into North America with other cars like the 500, but this thing will be DOA. They'll need to establish themselves as a quality product for some time before anyone even looks at something by them that by virtue needs to be tough and dependable.
 

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Disagree, Rick. Subaru has a reputation for sturdiness built upon decades of solid product. Fiat might make its way into North America with other cars like the 500, but this thing will be DOA. They'll need to establish themselves as a quality product for some time before anyone even looks at something by them that by virtue needs to be tough and dependable.

Yeah.

That version is a decent soft-roader and not an overall bad package, but it sells well because proper ?off-road vehicles like the Subaru Outback you mentioned are 3 times the price of that FIAT.

Of course the Outback has 4WD, bigger engine, etc, but for the average customer, with a small budget, wanting a car that can haul the family and not worry too much about potholes or a gravel road, that FIAT is not a bad choice in our market.
 
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I keep hearing about Fiat being huge in Brazil. Have they become the new VW?
 

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I keep hearing about Fiat being huge in Brazil. Have they become the new VW?

At least here, it?s been the biggest rivalry for decades.

FIAT has 23% of the market, VW has 19%.
 

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Disagree, Rick. Subaru has a reputation for sturdiness built upon decades of solid product. Fiat might make its way into North America with other cars like the 500, but this thing will be DOA. They'll need to establish themselves as a quality product for some time before anyone even looks at something by them that by virtue needs to be tough and dependable.
Yeah.

That version is a decent soft-roader and not an overall bad package, but it sells well because proper ?off-road vehicles like the Subaru Outback you mentioned are 3 times the price of that FIAT.

Of course the Outback has 4WD, bigger engine, etc, but for the average customer, with a small budget, wnating a car that can haul the family and not worry too much about potholes and driving or a gravel road, that FIAT is not a bad choice in our market.
Ahhhh that makes sense then. Gotcha both. :)
 
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