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  1. JGrant750
    May 17, 2019 @ 9:28 pm

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  2. JGrant750
    May 17, 2019 @ 9:29 pm

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  3. JGrant750
    May 17, 2019 @ 9:29 pm

    Finally!

    Just for a second there….

    [image src=" carsandracingstuff.com/library/r/rabbit01.jpg" width="400px"/]

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  4. sean scott
    May 17, 2019 @ 9:41 pm

    It's like when your kids grabs the hand of a random woman in the store, looks up – What the hell, that's not my mom!

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    • Mega Vonza
      May 18, 2019 @ 9:02 am

      I did that at Costco one time as a kid, except I didn't grab her hand, I started going through her cart asking why she was buying weird stuff. I distinctly remember looking up and realizing she was not my mom at the same time I was loudly knocking on a frying pan she had in the cart. I think I put it down and ran.

      Still, less embarrassing than saying, "Hey babe, should I get some broccoli?" to the back of a woman at the supermarket and then when she turns around realizing she's not my girlfriend (who has moved on to the next aisle). Ooops. Had to apologize and joke that it wasn't a weird pick-up line. That was only a few weeks ago.

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    • hugh crawford
      May 19, 2019 @ 12:27 am

      Sounds like an excellent pickup line other than the part where obviously you are with someone else shopping right now in that very store. Of course if you are looking to meet someone for whom having your girlfriend standing right there holding some random vegetable is no impediment to "whatever" then that would be a pretty good filter.

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  5. Bobinott
    May 18, 2019 @ 2:56 am

    Given today's choice, I certainly would take that sexy and sublimely sophisticated Citroen XM over this Fiat, and I would have $2500 left over for eventual repairs. Vive la difference!

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  6. Mega Vonza
    May 18, 2019 @ 8:43 am

    Given the choice, I'd probably pick the VW over the Fiat, but the Fiat gets more "funky points", so the scores are close.

    Considering that the round headlights and door handles were signature design features, it seems someone dropped the ball by going with rectangular tail lights. Right?

    Why do I find these grey plastic bumpers less offensive than on other cars (I'm looking at you Aztec, Avalanche, DX-trim Hondas from the 80s/90s)?

    Also, don't forget this doppelganger copycat:

    [image src=" autopolis.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/plymouth_horizon78.jpg?w=547&h=293" width="400px"/]

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  7. JB1025
    May 18, 2019 @ 5:16 pm

    Hollyweird can keep it.

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  8. Patrick
    May 21, 2019 @ 3:12 pm

    Actually, the Talbot Horizon came about a year BEFORE the Ritmo (1978 vs 1979), and was a French Chrysler vehicle a year before the Plymouth Horizon/Dodge Omni was sold here (built in the US, BTW). I love the Ritmo! I worked for a Chry/Ply/FIAT dealer back in 1979, and saw three of the Ritmos offloaded from the transport at the dealership. I remember thinking this was a really stylish sedan, far different-looking from the 128 cars. Come to think of it, the last time I saw a Ritmo in the flesh, was in Italy in the late '80s.

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