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Re: What do you hate most about the fiat coupe? [Re: samsite999] #1645611
29/10/2020 15:52
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Originally Posted by samsite999
I drove mine for the first time in 2 weeks i think this morning to go to the shop, I forget how much I like it, something does have to go though...



Talk about back pedal after starting a 'hate' thread.......... rolleyes

Re: What do you hate most about the fiat coupe? [Re: Countrycruising] #1645613
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Originally Posted by Countrycruising
Originally Posted by samsite999
I drove mine for the first time in 2 weeks i think this morning to go to the shop, I forget how much I like it, something does have to go though...



Talk about back pedal after starting a 'hate' thread.......... rolleyes


Should I start one about What do you hate about christmas? perhaps, what do you hate about having to attend charitable events? or go more generic, what do you hate? tongue

Re: What do you hate most about the fiat coupe? [Re: samsite999] #1645622
29/10/2020 17:36
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Trying to get the Christmas tree in the back of the coop.
Wait a minute that's another hate for the coop!

Re: What do you hate most about the fiat coupe? [Re: samsite999] #1645623
29/10/2020 17:49
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Maybe we should sell our Coupés as we hate them so much and all buy say Subaru Foresters chinny

Re: What do you hate most about the fiat coupe? [Re: samsite999] #1645625
29/10/2020 18:41
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Foresters/trees I can see where your going with this, personally it 'wooden' work for me!

Re: What do you hate most about the fiat coupe? [Re: wink] #1645628
29/10/2020 20:18
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Originally Posted by wink
The daily drive is a Giulietta! No problem with seeing the speedo and the wiper controls are fine IMO. Not that I use them much 'cos you can leave the wipers set to automatic. Handbrake works too. No point comparing it with the Coupe - the Giulietta is a typical modern car with engine mapped for torque rather than revs. It has all the things you want e.g. parking sensors, automatic wipers, cruise control etc. and it's a nice drive. In contrast the Coupe feels like the 30 year old design that it is. But it still has the greatest engine, that lovely surge of turbo torque from 3000 - 5000 revs, and it's a delight to look at and to own. I couldn't agree that it's better designed than the Giulietta - the latter is a much more practical everyday car, but the Coupe is more special for sure.


Yep ours is a daily too. I think what I mean by design is ergonomics and room. The Giulietta is a nice drive, absolutely no dispute... And it looks better than most of the competition. But for a car of a "Golf" sized class, the cabin is cramped particularly for the front passenger (the dash sticks into your legs if your very tall) and rear leg room is poor. Boot isn't bad but not class leading. Ultimately it's the looks and the drive that sold it.

Ps.. The auto wipers are OK but either too fast or 2 slow. We have tinkered with the settings. The VAG equivalent were more reliable. WRT the handbrake, it works well, but it bugs me that it doesn't sit flat when off. Apparently I'm told the Italian's don't do handbrakes... driving

By comparison, the Coupe seems to fit me well, and the cab is airy. The boot size and rear legroom is good for a coupe. (compared to the likes of TT). There are no gizmos to talk about.... Except the aircon doesn't work. That did certainly bug me in Turin when I was melting in 35degrees with nowt but hot air blowing in my face.

So obviously the driving dynamics and solidity won't match modern stuff, but as an overall package it's great.

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Re: What do you hate most about the fiat coupe? [Re: JKD] #1645629
29/10/2020 20:26
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Originally Posted by JKD
I also don't like the fact that the Coop looks like a sad fish that has come back from the dentist after having all its teeth taken out and now has cotton balls hanging out the sides of its mouth.

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A sad yellow fish...... cry

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Re: What do you hate most about the fiat coupe? [Re: JKD] #1645632
29/10/2020 20:50
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Originally Posted by JKD
I also don't like the fact that the Coop looks like a sad fish that has come back from the dentist after having all its teeth taken out and now has cotton balls hanging out the sides of its mouth.

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This is plain surreal JKD crazy

laugh


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Re: What do you hate most about the fiat coupe? [Re: samsite999] #1645658
30/10/2020 17:30
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turning circle, handbrake, occasional unidentifiable rattles, engine access, wiring/fusebox is a bit messy, wipers don't quite return unless raining. All else good!


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Re: What do you hate most about the fiat coupe? [Re: samsite999] #1645664
31/10/2020 00:12
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Aarggh, after all these years, finally found something I hate straight away - head lining!

Usually, any jobs just get left or dealt with eventually, but overnight, my head lining has dropped down - not the surrounding bits that I could clip back in place, but the material.

It's sitting on my head as I drive and it's so fccking annoying! So much so, that I have ordered spray glue to pick up tomorrow and will try and get it sorted tomorrow.
Also,as I drive with my window open, I can see it rippling in the wind in my rear view mirror.

I never fix things this quick, so it shows my instant annoyance, irritation and hatred at this laugh

Re: What do you hate most about the fiat coupe? [Re: respace] #1645685
01/11/2020 13:21
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Originally Posted by respace
Trying to get the Christmas tree in the back of the coop.
Wait a minute that's another hate for the coop!


You only need a sunroof! wink


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Re: What do you hate most about the fiat coupe? [Re: Punto16VT] #1645698
01/11/2020 15:59
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Originally Posted by Punto16VT
Originally Posted by respace
Trying to get the Christmas tree in the back of the coop.
Wait a minute that's another hate for the coop!


You only need a sunroof! wink


Or a towbar!


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