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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtshark View Post
    The problem with the Fiat 500 is the poor safety rating, probably one of the worst performers in this regard
    Are you actually inhaling the fumes from the exhaust of your Toyota?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer-X View Post
    And way over budget

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Are you actually inhaling the fumes from the exhaust of your Toyota?!?!
    Why??
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtshark View Post
    Why??
    It's one of the safest cars in it class - by a considerable margin too. I'm talking about actual occupant safety not pedestrians ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    It's one of the safest cars in it class - by a considerable margin too. I'm talking about actual occupant safety not pedestrians ...
    or cows

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanSlabbert View Post
    And way over budget
    Don't buy new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wetkit View Post
    Toyota Etios.
    I drive many hire cars and you really have to try very hard to fault these for a runabout.
    I don't think it would require much effort. Those things are horrible

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtshark View Post
    The problem with the Fiat 500 is the poor safety rating, probably one of the worst performers in this regard
    Where did you get this info from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Junkie View Post
    I don't think it would require much effort. Those things are horrible
    What do you think of the VW Up! (Not shouting at you)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanSlabbert View Post
    This is the typical load I take in the back on a daily basis.

    2 baskets of restaurant linens and 5 or so boxes of booze.

    It would be nice if I didn't have to fold down the back seats every time...

    I'm getting worried about your restaurant - Autumn Harvest, in Cape Town.

    Eish. Whats the house wine Paarl Perle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    I'm getting worried about your restaurant - Autumn Harvest, in Cape Town.

    Eish. Whats the house wine Paarl Perle.
    Hey hey don't judge by the box


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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    It's one of the safest cars in it class - by a considerable margin too. I'm talking about actual occupant safety not pedestrians ...
    Two months I rented a 500x diesel in the UK, nice car........I am not a big Fiat fan but out of interest I looked at the encap ratings......I was shocked to see how low the 500 is, it's the lowest out of about six or seven tested this year, three stars and below 70% is bad by most cars standards!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    Johan

    So Fiat 500 is ook BAIE nice vir jou besigheid.......of nie?? In mooi kleur met nice lettering of iets dergeliks het jy mos darem dan baie visibility.
    The least an Italian restaurant owner can do is drive a red Italian baby Ferrari.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    The least an Italian restaurant owner can do is drive a red Italian baby Ferrari.
    I'm not Italian

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanSlabbert View Post
    What do you think of the VW Up! (Not shouting at you)
    I've been in a hired one & it was fine. But as you've already noted, they are very basic until you throw more cash at the options.

    Ze Germans can't build small cars that last or aren't boring. The UP will also have poor resale compared to the 500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanSlabbert View Post
    This is the typical load I take in the back on a daily basis.

    2 baskets of restaurant linens and 5 or so boxes of booze.

    It would be nice if I didn't have to fold down the back seats every time...

    None of the cars on your list will handle that load with the seats up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Junkie View Post
    I don't think it would require much effort. Those things are horrible
    I cant believe somebody suggested an Etios. The cheapest most undesirable, undriveable in a straight line, POS ever to wear a Toyota badge. It has one redeeming quality, a nice perky engine. The rest is bottom drawer Indian rubbish.

    Oh and its a Toyota so it will probably last and have a good resale value - if you can live with it long enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtshark View Post
    Two months I rented a 500x diesel in the UK, nice car........I am not a big Fiat fan but out of interest I looked at the encap ratings......I was shocked to see how low the 500 is, it's the lowest out of about six or seven tested this year, three stars and below 70% is bad by most cars standards!
    The 500x is not a 500. It's like comparing a Corolla & a Verso.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saxj View Post
    None of the cars on your list will handle that load with the seats up.
    If I stack it, it looks a lot smaller. This used to fit in the back of a smart fortwo quite easily

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