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  •  I think Fiat was too far ahead of their time (3+ / 0-)
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    Fordmandalay, jasan, ichibon

    There were no Fiat dealerships in the US back in the 70s when Fiats were sold here.

    They were sold and serviced by the "Big 3" dealerships.

    Think about the average Detroit car circa mid 1970s verses an overhead-cam, fuel-injected, independent suspension Fiat.

    I doubt that the dealer service departments of the time knew how to keep them running properly.

    If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

    by Major Kong on Wed Jan 01, 2014 at 05:50:32 PM PST

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    •  Hell, Detroit didn't even know how to keep (0+ / 0-)

      Their OWN craptastic vehicles running! I found that out the hard way.

      Momma always told me not to look into the eyes of the sun. But Momma - that's where the fun is!

      by Fordmandalay on Wed Jan 01, 2014 at 05:58:49 PM PST

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    •  They weren't built for American roads and driving (1+ / 0-)
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      style. I had two 850 Spyders. A rear engined two seat convertible. Driving them was a lot if fun. They did require a lit of maintenance. However they are the type of car you fall in love with. I felt the same way about my 66 VW Bus

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