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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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    See I am German and I would pronounce it more like a shaa sound. Each to his own though. I remember being in Lexington KY and on a street called Versailles, I stopped at a gas station and asked for direction wasn't sure which road he meant so I asked if I was to keep going on Versigh and he looked really puzzled at me and then said Versales. What I learned is what I consider the proper pronunciation is totally worthless if the person I am talking to knows how it is pronounced even if that is at odds with how it is "properly pronounced".

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