http://www.menandmotors.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,12133~936885,00.htmlFuck the Golf.
As Jeremy Clarkson says, anyone riding in the back seat of a German convertible just looks like Hitler !The current VW Beetle convertible looks remarkably like an SS staff car ! ;o)The Golf was, in it's 80's & 90's heyday, the hot hatch to beat. Now it has become a bloated lump of Teutonic nostalgia and has been left far behind by other marques.Just my £0.02 ;o)
As Jeremy Clarkson said, "The new Golf GTI is the best fucking car ever!". I'm paraphrasing obviously."Hot Hatch", that phrase always makes me cringe; it sounds like something foul that leaves skidmarks on the bottom of the toilet. What exactly is a hot hatch anyway? Surely the volkswagen r32 should be given the title of "hot hatch" if anything from the Golf range. And lets not mention the new Scirocco coming in 2008.Do Fiat make convertibles? Putting a tin opener in the boot doesnt count! ha ha... Mussolini cars!
Actually, FIAT make the Barchetta, one of the finest 2 seater convertibles on the market today, that gives the MX-5 a run for it's money and is a lot cheaper too !Also, they make diesel estates with 200bhp as standard. No slouches in the stable there :)If you held a gun to my head, I'd rather get the Bora 1.9 TDi and get it chip tuned to 180bhp. At least then it would benefit from being not only fast and economical, but practical too.And at least everybody won't think I bought a VW because I couldn't afford a BMW ;o)As for German peformance cars, gimme an Audi RS6 anyday :o)
Convertables are ugly, especially that mazda. Wouldnt drive a mazda no matter how many "wanker" engines you put into it! The Bar-a-Shitta looks like that awful mx5 and has a fiat badge, so it's blessed with 2 disfigurements. The only convertable I ever warmed up to was the BMW z4 and even that doesnt compare to the coupe version.Lets be honest here, Fiat are making some right ugly looking cars nowadays. The only decent looking car is the Stilo. They messed up the punto big time. I bought a Punto Sporting in 2000 and sold it in 2002 because it started fading from red to orange. Anyway, I still think it was one of the best looking cars made; boxy and aggressive. But now look what they've done to it; turned it into a fart car!I was going to buy a BMW but got a bit sickened by the "extra's". €60 for a cup holder!? Bollocks to that! I'll make do with borrowing the brothers new 530d M in January :) 231bhp with a colossal 500Nm of torque!You wouldnt buy a normal priced VW but youd waste your money on a more expensive rebadged VW? Madness! :)
That's really strange because amongst the FIAT community, the Stilo is regarded as the bastard devil spawn from hell as far as looks go !!The new Bravo looks really nice, the Croma is a stylish and classy estate and the Grande Punto is a class act bar none.I still love my Marea Weekend. I can get the entire family and all associated articles into it and it still looks empty !Now, let's not get started on the Panda 100hp ;o)
Just had a look at the new Bravo.... oh dear, its another smelly punto grande! Well another car for women to buy I guess!Cars should look like a skip with wheels.
Like a Golf, you mean ;o)
No, like the BMW 1 Series... I reckon about 95% of drivers are female. A lot of hatchbacks are driven by women, for size reasons I suppose. There's nothing you can do about it, except perhaps segregate them into 2 groups: women with taste and women who buy Fiats :D