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    Default The Italians are returning...

    to the land Down Under.
    http://www.italiancar.com.au/pilot/art300.htm

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    Icon10 Wogs

    Gee thats not very nice Kermy, calling them wogs and all.

    Ive just had a week in Adelaide of driving a 105 Junior and a 147 GTA and was very impressed. Theres a 206gti and a Lancia Coupe in my garage.

    Isn't your coupe designed by the wogs also?

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    What are this cars rivals?

    I could do a search I guess. But is it 206 size, or 307?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipb205
    Isn't your coupe designed by the wogs also?
    Yep. Designed and built in Italy. Best French/Italian Coupe ever.
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    kinda looks like a Ford Focus!
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    Hmmm, Fiats return real soon. When have I heard that before?

    Hopefully Fiat can improve the engine range of the Punto by the supposed released date. The best performing model at the moment is the 1.9L Multijet Diesel, and the petrol range is pitiful. There are no "hot" models yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergetov
    What are this cars rivals? I could do a search I guess. But is it 206 size, or 307?
    The Punto is 206, Fiesta, Barina, etc sized.
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    Hey I"m Not Happy With The Change In Title Of My Thread! The Moderator Could Have At Least Discussed It With Me First!!!!!
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    tis a bit funny to cut a slang term for a nationality considering that the website is named after a slang term for a nationality!

    Still, i guess it was a bit harsh sounding,

    Perhaps you should have called it " Here dago again..."
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    Sorry Kermit, no need for discussion on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpcgti180
    Perhaps you should have called it " Here dago again..."
    Nice one

    Im glad to see Fiat back in Oz, it will look right at home broken down on the side of the road with all the other italian & french cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by gibgib
    Sorry Kermit, no need for discussion on that one.
    Yeah so there.

    I married one. A Belgian of Italian parents. My lineage is English / Irish. We have the world cup covered!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kermit
    Yep. Designed and built in Italy. Best French/Italian Coupe ever.
    It could be construed that the SM was a French/Italian Coupe given that its engine was designed by Giulio Alfieri over at Maserati... If you're saying that your coupe is better than an SM, it must be some car.

    I noticed in the press release they are describing the FIAT as a 'mini Maserati'. Those of us who remember early Biturbo build quality would hope that FIAT can do a bit better than Maserati...

    Nevertheless it's good to see them returning to Oz. Since moving to Tasmania I have noticed that it is crawling with early model FIATS. They must have had good dealer representation down here during the '70's. And I often see a late '60's Giulia sedan, in an amazingly original state of preservation, being used daily.

    GS owners take note: If FIAT are still using the same cambelt tensioners they specified a few years ago, we may finally be able to easily procure some at a reasonable price!
    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett R
    I noticed in the press release they are describing the FIAT as a 'mini Maserati'. Those of us who remember early Biturbo build quality would hope that FIAT can do a bit better than Maserati...
    They are referring to the styling. The front end has some resemblance to recent models like the 3200GT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 205puggypower
    kinda looks like a Ford Focus!
    Puggy.
    But much better!

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    nice wheels, wonder if they fit 4x108
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    Quote Originally Posted by pug206gti
    Yeah so there.

    I married one. A Belgian of Italian parents. My lineage is English / Irish. We have the world cup covered!
    It is a shame none of your teams will win. HAHAHAHA. Nah just kidding this World Cup will be Rooneys.

    All I have to say about FIAT is Fix It Again Tony!

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    Those Puntos get a good write up in teh UK. Mind you it shares a platform with the next Opel Corsa (current one in the ->05 Barina) and Opel don't have a great name for interactive handling it'll have some convincing to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 106 Rallye
    Those Puntos get a good write up in teh UK. Mind you it shares a platform with the next Opel Corsa (current one in the ->05 Barina) and Opel don't have a great name for interactive handling it'll have some convincing to do.
    Fiat was claiming that the new Punto only had something 30% common components with the new Opel Corsa (which we won't get). Much of the development was done after GM extricated themselves from the partnership.

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    I saw quite a few of these in NZ. Good to see Fiat are coming back..
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    Icon7 QLDers, bricks

    I have always thought of those from north of Tweed Heads as wogs!

    By the way does anyone know where i can find a replacement for the rear auto glass on my '89 405. Some lebo seemed to have hade a disagreement with it a couple of nights ago.

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    Went to the UK last year and hired a fiat stilo for six weeks. Light years behind the focus for handling although felt very well made. Really liked the look of the Fiat Bravo HGT when it came out years ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by armatolo
    Some lebo seemed to have hade a disagreement with it a couple of nights ago.
    So it is ok to use lebo, but not wog. How about abo, slope, chink, frenchie (as someone posted, frog is used by this web site), yank, pom. Not one of my wog friends takes exception to the term, and I'm a long term member of the FCCQ (http://www.fiatqld.org.au).
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    Quote Originally Posted by gibgib
    Sorry Kermit, no need for discussion on that one.
    Obviously your mother never taught you any manners. It's common courtsey to ask.
    Cheers Simon
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    Quote Originally Posted by kermit
    Obviously your mother never taught you any manners. It's common courtsey to ask.
    You used it in the title of your post.
    I know at least one other member who takes exception, & said so a few weeks back.
    I take exception to anything that doesn't fall within our forum's posting rules, as should yourself.

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