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stuey

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What Made You Buy a 126?
« on: April 26, 2005, 05:19:07 PM »
A question for fun-

what made you buy a 126 (or makes you want one if you havent yet)

personally ive always wanted to mod one since i was a teen and only just (Job, Kids, Marriage allowing) got the time to do it now......
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2005, 05:30:38 PM »
thats actually a very philosophical question, in my case i gotmine from my mum, we had it for about 6 months, and the head gasket went, so it wa sin the garage for about 6 years, i had always had visions of getting it back on the road for my first car so i did. Although it has was my first car.

I think anyone who wants to buy one now, has seen a 126 owner, and has thought, style, class and character. i want to be like him/her. haha im joking. but they are truly a unique and as we all know well sort after.

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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2005, 06:07:17 PM »
Well ive allways been strangly attracted to smaller cars. I was origianly after a fiat 500 but they are just too highly priced for what they are so i turned my attention to the 126.

I like the idea of them being rare and not being able to get every single bit off the shelf (like escorts,minis etc). It forces you to use your brain a bit more when modding them and means nearly all others are going to be differant to yours. You dont see many of them around, let alone modified so it makes them quite unique. I think the more 'boxy' 80s style of the car is fashionable at the moment as alot of early 70s stuff has become to 'classic car' for my taste.

I also like their stupidly low performance which gives them great potential as a 'street sleeper' when the enevatble engine mods are done.

Basicly take the worst car i can think of and make it into somethign special :D

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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2005, 09:29:40 PM »
Nice statment slater!

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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2005, 12:38:44 AM »
i had 2 befor and i bought them coz they were cheap to by insure tax and so made a good 1st car they never got finshed,and ended up bing sold  :roll:

what has put my back to getting one is me and my m8 have got a plan and it use's a 126 and gives us a good reson to own one
and as said above you dont see any about
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2005, 08:38:48 PM »
Similar reasons to Slater.  I'd always wanted a Fiat 500 but couldn't afford one (well, I could but I'd have had to sell my Westfield  :cry:  )  Then we really needed a second car so I wanted something really cheap to insure, tax and run.   :idea:  Fiat 126  :idea:  

I just love the fact that they are so basic, the ultimate 'utility' car.  So we've never modded one and don't intend to.  Insurance is ?110 per year, cheap tax, 50mpg overall and I once got 69mpg on a  tank when I used it for some long journeys  :lol:

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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2005, 09:15:47 PM »
I have a 500 which I use daily, but felt I needed a bigger, more powerful car to express my masculinity :)

However, the 500 has a late FSM engine in (from an old wreck of course) after the first engine blew up, and its quite a bit faster than the 126.

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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2005, 03:10:40 PM »
I got one because I had a Cinq, the wife had a Panda and I wanted something with bags of character, had three now. First was a wreck, second my current one and a third I had for a few months. Cant ever see me getting shot of mine, had it over 6 years now.
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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2005, 09:52:18 PM »
that you nuovapanda......?
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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2005, 12:18:26 PM »
might be!!!! yep!
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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2005, 07:11:28 PM »
thought i recognised the spec... welcome!
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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2005, 05:03:52 PM »
hi guys, 8) ,i was 16 (1976) when my best mates father bought him a spanking new 594cc 126 for his 17th.we were italian car mad then,i still have the sales pamplet for that car,we drew wide wheels and spoilers on it and dreamt of doing that to his!.......he also got treated to a night in a house of ill repute by his dad to show him the ways of the world! :shock:  (they are italians!).
so now i can do what i dreamt of then,sadly i havint found my ideal 126 (italian build 594 dark red) but am happy with the 3 that i have.
i love the 500 (had three),but its the 126 that hits the spot for me :P
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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2005, 07:28:38 PM »
yes there is somthing about the 126's retro design, i have heard the FSM made polish 126's are of better quality than the italian. what does everyone think i have a polish BIS, i love the look of this 126



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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2005, 08:39:56 PM »
Like this



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« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2005, 10:28:47 PM »
yes exactly like that one my freind!! beauty isnt she.

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