• Oct 14th 2008 at 7:58PM
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Ben Terrett, a graphic designer in London saw this FIAT Doblo and snapped a photo. We thank him for his expert eye and quick reflexes. While at first glance this might seem to be a commercial van covered with advertising for the driver's company, it is in fact a van covered with angst. The sides and rear spell out a laundry list of complaints the owner has with it: "This FIAT is very unreliable, 2 new clutches, 2 new flywheels, 2 new master cylinders, 2 new servos, Since new, Nothing but aggro." Apparently this guy isn't too happy with his little FIAT and hasn't gotten any satisfaction from his dealer. As Terrett points out, it looks like a pretty effective way to take revenge. Thanks for the tip, James!

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Is it just me, or is there a gigantic Nissan logo on the back of the truck?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Tundra's come off the assembly line with lemons painted all over them. I say, save the lemons, just paint the whole truck "lemon yellow".
      • 6 Years Ago
      It sounds like a way to also 'shake down' a dealer or manufacturer if some disreputable person doesn't get what they want from the dealer or manufacturer.
      There's a guy out in the Hamptons of Long Island who drives around in a 15 old beater car with " (Un-named Ford dealer) sucks.com" Written on the side of his vehicle in an effort to publicly humiliate and publicly pressure the Ford dealer to give him a new car.
      It turns into a kind of extortion IMO.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Time to trade it in on a Transit! Hope those stickers are easily removed.

      I saw a PT Loser a few months ago with similar writing on it, something about how horrible the car was and how they couldnt afford to get rid of it or keep it running. I used to own a Chrysler, and I was in the same situation. Absolutly horrible car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I hope it's a rent, he might have some trouble to sell it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I've never agreed with this type of extortion. I think it casts the owners of the vehicles in a more negative light than it does whoever they are trying to extort.

      A guy did something similar in the town I used to live in with a Ford truck. He went to the extreme of making a little lemon tree in the back of the bed with lemons hanging down from it. Everyone thought he was crazy and he never got them to take the truck back.
      • 6 Years Ago
      All his problems are drivetrain and brake related....no electrical faults, no engine problems, no miscellaneous. Which points to one thing: Overloading the vehicle, he may well be putting far too much in the back then slipping the clutch to get it started and giving the brakes a pounding to get it stopped.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hmm...just got an idea of how to get the attention of my local BMW dealer about my X5's shockingly numerous foibles. All I need to do is paint the rear side windows, and then use very small type to fit all the problems I've had they were unable to fix. It seems 'they all do that'
      • 6 Years Ago
      I saw something similar on the rear windshield of a VW Fox here in Brazil, the owner seamed really pissed.
      • 6 Years Ago
      @ paul34
      I'm Italian & I'm offended but that comment. F**k-off....douche!
        • 6 Years Ago
        You're offended by something that little? I don't think the internet is the place for you. Hell, your user name could be taken as an insult to fat people. My advice is to clean the sand out of your ass and get on with your life.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm Italian, too, but guess what? I think it's funny.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Maybe if he learned how to drive clutch, this wouldn't be a problem?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Guys, 90 percent of cars in Europe are manual and the rate is even higher for vans.... I have an automatic and people are scared - they have no idea how to drive an automatic car.
        People are generally good with manual boxes. Delivery times for auto versions are much higher.

        Fiat, on the other hand... their cars were notoriously unreliable, I seriously don't know a Fiat (or Alfa Romeo, Fiat's sister, that share many parts with Fiats) owner who hasn't have serious troubles with the car. The quality improved over the past 2 years, but it's still nothing to write home about.

        Remeber Clarkson glorifying an Alfa? "surely, it will break, but look how beautiful it is...."
        • 6 Years Ago
        kitko, Just because there are a lot of sticks in the UK, doesn't mean everyone there can drive them.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have owned a 2. hand 2002 FIAT Stilo 16V dynamic my ex gf used it 3 years as daily driver. Not a single failure..there was nothing to fix for Tony. Only normal service which was realy cheap.
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