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Old 05-03-2019, 07:46 PM
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soured me on British cars and my Fiat did the same for Italian cars.
Slow learner? Just asking, since you bought one of each since.
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Old 05-04-2019, 01:42 AM
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Slow learner? Just asking, since you bought one of each since.
That and time helps you to forget.
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Anyone wanting a new Fiat should buy it now. I predict the company will be gone from the US market within 5 years or less.
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Anyone wanting a new Fiat should buy it now. I predict the company will be gone from the US market within 5 years or less.
Maybe sooner. I heard that Fiats arent selling very well in the US.
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That and time helps you to forget.
That I believe is a big part of it. I always said I would never buy another British car but find myself occasionally putting mg or triumph into the search bar on Craigslist. I have only had one Italian car and didn’t have any major issues with it but put a lot of research time in studying and looking for it and had some good luck thrown in too.
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My MG club, the Central New Jersey MG Club had it's annual "Britfest" today. I was there at 7:00 am as part of the setup crew. By about 10:00 am we had approximately 75 British Cars. The featured marque this year was the Austin Healy 3000. There were about 8 of them. There were MGBs (silver and rubber bumper), Triumph TR-3s, TR-6s, TR-7s and a few Spits. Lotus, Morgans, even 4 McLarens. And my favorite, there was an MG-TD and two MG-TFs (my TD is not running yet so I couldn't bring it). I'm sure there would have been 50 more cars if the weather had been better.

I mention all of this because as I walked through the aisles admiring the cars I completely forgot the promise I made to myself about never owning another British car and started to dream about all of the British cars I'd buy if I had the money and garage space. The allure of British sportscars is overwhelming.

Luckily reality set in and I came back down to earth. As I drove home I thought about what a great car my S2000 is and promised myself that I'd get my TD running in time for next year's Britfest so that someone else could look at it and dream of all the British cars they'd buy if they had the money and garage space.
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