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Unread 07-30-2011, 11:00 AM   #16
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From what I've been hearing, from buyers and Chrysler sales people, they're doing awesome in dense urban areas-New York, San Fransisco, Washington, Toronto, Vancouver, ect, and selling like crap in smaller cities.

Basically, anywhere where people worry about the size of parking spaces and the city efficiency of their vehicles, it's doing great, because it's tiny, efficient, drives really well and looks cool. For areas where people prefer larger vehicles and have the space to park them, they're not doing well.

Which is pretty much exactly how it was predicted, and how it's being marketed. You're not going to see them running around the deep south back country, but when I was in Toronto for 3 days on vacation, I saw about a dozen on the road-and I can see why, they're great to have in a dense urban area.

It's definitely going to be a polarizing car-you either love it, or hate it. Just like every other car in the segment.

As a side note, all the car blogs I've read that have driven the EU versions and the NA versions say that the NA version is better in every way except raw fuel economy. But ours turns harder, accelerates faster and is more comfortable. 'European handling' my ***.

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Unread 08-31-2011, 02:54 PM   #17
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If you have ever had a Fait 500 (previous model) or any other Fait, you would be in your car and headed for the grave yard to be in line for the Jeep Logo funeral.

Has anyone ever seen a Fait that ran over 10K before it fell apart? Remember the Yugo was an imporvement on the original Fiat!

If Chrysler is smart enough to leave Jeep alone, it might survive, but then Chrysler is the one who hooked up with Obama, who sold Chrysler and Jeep to the Italians, who built a "better" Yugo, who -------------------

If this keeps up you can kiss Jeep (the American Jeep) goodby.

Any Italian Jeep will have a 5 speed tranny. 4 speeds for reverse and 1 speed forward (in case they get attacked from behind)!

Chrysler should sell Jeep to an American company so it can be kept as "JEEP"
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Unread 08-31-2011, 03:42 PM   #18
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Wow, you are literally the definition of ignorant.

The Yugo was a Russian clone of a '60's FIAT. Built in the '80s. By communists. Not exactly an improvement.

Go to Europe-there's plenty running that long. The 500 has won European Car of the Year a few times already.

It was Fiat or nothing-Jeep would probably have been bought by Hyundai otherwise.

And the Iveco Massif is more Jeep than any Jeep currently built other than the Wrangler.
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Unread 08-31-2011, 09:57 PM   #19
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I think the Fiat 500 is just pathetic as well as the Panda. I think my local supermarket's shopping carts are built with more metal on them. I know my moutain bike does lol.

When I saw gas prices go thru the roof, it was frustrating just after I bought my Lib. However, dealing with the aftermath of the recent hurricane Irene and driving through roads with over a foot of water I am real happy with her.

I just wish they would get on the bandwagon and make decent 6cyl Turbo Diesel and 6 spd auto trans.
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