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    I agree, amacento. There is only one correct way to pronounce it -- the way Karl Abarth himself, did. And it didn't matter whether he was in Italy or Austria. His name is pronounced "AH bart". The accent is on the first syllable.

    My own name is not very common. Consequently, I get seriously POed if people can't say it correctly, once they've been told what's correct. There is only one correct way to say my name, and it's not difficult to pronounce. Once instructed, it's an insult if anyone's own name isn't pronounced properly. Poor Karl/Carlo is dead, but I still consider it insulting to pronounce his name incorrectly!

    Jay Leno, and hundreds of others, including many of Fiat's early marketing personnel in the U.S. had/have no clue what's correct, so they try to say "Abarth" quietly and quickly, trying to not call attention to their stupidity/insecurity.

    I have a 1% portion of respect for those who say "I paid for it -- I can call it shyte if I want". Yes you can, but you are insulting the person whose name is on our cars, even if he's actually dead. But I don't have an ounce of respect for that kind of attitude.

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    Ah-but, is this a genuine Abarth????
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    Funny you ask...my Abarth is considered a Chrysler! Both for insurance and registration purposes. That's almost worse than hearing "Abarth" butchered. In reality, much like "Shelby" and "Cobra" once belonging to Ford, the "Abarth" name, and associated branding right is now owned by Chrysler, so it's a moot point, but still a handy pronunciation guide, the way you asked. It appears the Carrol Shelby estate will be in litigation over ownership of the naming rights with multiple parties, forever.

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    you could always check and see if there is an Abarth commercial on utube and listen to how THEY pronounce it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hownowcb View Post
    Funny you ask...my Abarth is considered a Chrysler! Both for insurance and registration purposes. That's almost worse than hearing "Abarth" butchered.
    hate to break this to you, but did you know that the first 2008 smarts that rolled off the assembly line were listed as "Chrysler smarts"? I think it was any of the 2008s built up to January of 2008. the I.D. tag on the door opening, with the production date, VIN, etc shows "Manufactured by Chrysler". after that date, the tag showed "Manufactured by Daimler".

    so I guess that makes your Abarth and an early smart car........step brothers????
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    That was cruel! I have actual step-siblings I hold in higher regard than Smart cars! The reality is that it merely reflects Chrysler's state of "ownership" flux the past few years. I think Fiat is a better match for them than Mercedes was, but what do I know? Well, aside from how to pronounce "Abarth"?

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    Was Walter's last name originally pronounced "Krees-ler"? Was it Carroll Shell-bye? In America wouldn't we be saying Fy-at? Daym-ler/Dime-ler? Mer-say-deez or MER-se-deez. Ah well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hownowcb View Post
    Funny you ask...my Abarth is considered a Chrysler! Both for insurance and registration purposes. That's almost worse than hearing "Abarth" butchered. In reality, much like "Shelby" and "Cobra" once belonging to Ford, the "Abarth" name, and associated branding right is now owned by Chrysler, so it's a moot point, but still a handy pronunciation guide, the way you asked. It appears the Carrol Shelby estate will be in litigation over ownership of the naming rights with multiple parties, forever.
    "Owned by Chrysler", what? FIAT owns majority share in Chrysler, it's not the other way around. The Ford Ka isn't a FIAT simply because it is designed & built by FIAT. It's a Ford designed & built by a foreign contractor. Right? Of course, that is an extreme example.
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    So how do you pronounce Porsche?

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    Porsche is pronounced Por'sh ~ the "e" is silent went it follows "sch", the "c" is soft, so it's not pronounced like a "k".
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