What could go wrong?
The Fiat Ritmo/Strada:
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☆ 1981 Fuel Injected Fiat Strada ☆
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These things were worthless the day they rolled off the line.
TBH, if it was cheaper, it would be a great LeMons beast.
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Compared to a British roadster, all Volkswagens are reliable!
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I like the car but have to ask myself - Why are people so fcuking weird?
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I've never seen a US Strada that looked like that; did they all look that way? To say that's ugly is the understatement of the year...
Too bad you didn't get the Abarth variety of these; they were good cars.
Ok, maybe I intended to say they were fun cars. After all, I do daily old Fiats, so I'm quite forgiving... But honestly, the 128 (wich is the Strada's predecessor) is a solid car.
It crumpled like tinfoil in a low-speed collision. He refuses to speak of it to this day.
Anyway, back on subject....the US Strada had a proper grill. And, I believe '81 was the last year Fiat imported anything with a real roof and backseat in the US.
You're not supposed to have accidents in cars, duh.
I get it, I see things through a "make everything look nice" glasses.
Yet, a Strada in that shape must be rare in the US; over here you only find Abarths and Bertone Convertibles, almost no normal Ritmo around here anymore. And Seat Rondas even less so.
I want this car for two reasons, it's neat and I have many happy memories of my Majorette Fiat Ritmo "Abarth 2000", which is exactly like this one yet chipped up and the hatch fell off.
I saw one as a kid soon after I bought my Majorette car from a flea market while on vacation. I believe that's the only running example I've ever seen.