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time for a FIAT 500.

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vkizzle wrote:
Sep 14th, 2015 5:34 pm
Good intentions only...
I'm glad you're seeing a Neuro Surgeon, as we know your biased towards Euro style vehicles. LOL

I do hope you get well soon.
n-Euro Surgeon haha
Thanks vkizzle
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bizcoach wrote:
Sep 14th, 2015 5:08 pm
Before I was financially comfortable I drove fun, yet inexpensive European cars... MG, Triumph, Fiat X 1/9, Miata (Lotus Elan is disguise), Fiat 124 Spider, Fiat Barchetta (still own that one) and I have a thing for micro cars... Owned a Suzuki Alto Works....never owned a Smart car but found something compelling about the Brabus add ons

....So I like small inexpensive small cars, as they offer as much fun in their own way, as do expensive cars. You can get a back friendly compliant ride and European seating position and responsive (ish) handling out of a 500 Pop.

The worst car I ever owned was a 3 series BMW, and Lexus, Infiniti, Acura are just cheap Japanese econoboxes dressed up for dinner. (Harsh, I know)

This car is hopefully just a temporary car until the surgeons sort out a way to get my left leg nerve firing properly. I see a Physiatrist (nerve/muscle specialist) and Neuro Surgeon in the next couple of months to do some advanced nerve conduction and muscle response testing. If it cant be repaired, there is always the mechanical/bionic option. A paraplegic friend of mine is now walking with the use of this ground breaking technology.
Ah, nostalgia...and good luck with the recovery. Cars and driving aside, the back issue has to be very intrusive in all parts of your life, I'm sure.
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bizcoach wrote:
Sep 14th, 2015 5:08 pm
Before I was financially comfortable I drove fun, yet inexpensive European cars... MG, Triumph, Fiat X 1/9, Miata (Lotus Elan is disguise), Fiat 124 Spider, Fiat Barchetta (still own that one) and I have a thing for micro cars... Owned a Suzuki Alto Works....never owned a Smart car but found something compelling about the Brabus add ons

....So I like small inexpensive small cars, as they offer as much fun in their own way, as do expensive cars. You can get a back friendly compliant ride and European seating position and responsive (ish) handling out of a 500 Pop.

The worst car I ever owned was a 3 series BMW, and Lexus, Infiniti, Acura are just cheap Japanese econoboxes dressed up for dinner. (Harsh, I know)

This car is hopefully just a temporary car until the surgeons sort out a way to get my left leg nerve firing properly. I see a Physiatrist (nerve/muscle specialist) and Neuro Surgeon in the next couple of months to do some advanced nerve conduction and muscle response testing. If it cant be repaired, there is always the mechanical/bionic option. A paraplegic friend of mine is now walking with the use of this ground breaking technology.
Well, I wish you a speedy recovery, hopefully you can enjoy your nice cars with your grandsons soon. From your choice of cars I know that you sir have an excellent taste of cars, I salute you. I love the brown metallic colour of the Fiat 500 too! It must be nice to be able to afford so much cars and buy a Fiat 500 as if buying a disposable toothbrush. I jelly. But don't worry, I am slowly saving up to buy..........well based on what I have, I'll take those 4 wheel covers for a fiver please. ;)
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OptiSoc wrote:
Sep 14th, 2015 10:24 pm
Well, I wish you a speedy recovery, hopefully you can enjoy your nice cars with your grandsons soon. From your choice of cars I know that you sir have an excellent taste of cars, I salute you. I love the brown metallic colour of the Fiat 500 too! It must be nice to be able to afford so much cars and buy a Fiat 500 as if buying a disposable toothbrush. I jelly. But don't worry, I am slowly saving up to buy..........well based on what I have, I'll take those 4 wheel covers for a fiver please. ;)
I have an irrational love for the 500's as well. The extreme battle of wanting one but having the rational part of me pushing for a boring old honda/toyota

Id love to take those wheel covers of your hands! haha
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CensoredByRFD wrote:
Sep 14th, 2015 9:48 pm
Ah, nostalgia...and good luck with the recovery. Cars and driving aside, the back issue has to be very intrusive in all parts of your life, I'm sure.
Nostalgia for sure.

You must be close to someone with back pain because your statement is full of profound insight.
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OptiSoc wrote:
Sep 14th, 2015 10:24 pm
Well, I wish you a speedy recovery, hopefully you can enjoy your nice cars with your grandsons soon....... I love the brown metallic colour )

Thank you. My first brown car, but it seems to suit the lines of the car making it less "happy" and more mature imo
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I've had an Fiat 500 sport for two years and couldn't be happier. Although, I am getting the itch to trade up to an Abarth!
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sundin4prez wrote:
Sep 14th, 2015 10:40 pm
I have an irrational love for the 500's as well. The extreme battle of wanting one but having the rational part of me pushing for a boring old honda/toyota

Id love to take those wheel covers of your hands! haha

In old age you won't talk about the Corolla but guaranteed you will relay stories of the days with the 500.

Better yet, I have a full set of FIAT steelies with rubber on them off my 96 Barchetta. All you need is a FIAT to put them on.
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Get a TURBO !

Good choice for cheap/fun transportation. The Hyundai lovers on here aren't any fun to party with anyways.
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raspeed wrote:
Sep 15th, 2015 7:35 pm
Get a TURBO !

Good choice for cheap/fun transportation. The Hyundai lovers on here aren't any fun to party with anyways.
I'm a Hyundia lover!!!!!?!!!!?!
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Hey bizcoach, I hope you get well soon. From your posts I can tell your an experienced guy in all aspects of life. Is there any advice you can give to a guy like me who graduated from uni. last year and doesn't know what to do to make it big?
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omega11 wrote:
Sep 15th, 2015 9:10 pm
Hey bizcoach, I hope you get well soon. From your posts I can tell your an experienced guy in all aspects of life. Is there any advice you can give to a guy like me who graduated from uni. last year and doesn't know what to do to make it big?
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