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Legendary Fiat 500 Is Back!  
User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5599 posts, RR: 20
Posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1571 times:

engines available: 1.2 50 kW, 1.4 74 kW, 1.3 JTD 55 kW (2-cylinder 0.9 turbo 70kW will be added later)
price: from 8,800 EUR


http://www.autorevue.cz/getfile.aspx?id_file=95638

http://www.autorevue.cz/getfile.aspx?id_file=95637

http://www.autorevue.cz/getfile.aspx?id_file=95636

http://www.autorevue.cz/getfile.aspx?id_file=95639

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User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1562 times:

Saw this at the motorshow, it is lovely.
Hoping my mum orders one when it comes to our nearest Fiat garage! Punto is growing old!

Thanks
Alex


User currently offlineTurin_airport From Italy, joined Oct 2001, 278 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1551 times:

Very beautiful car! From what I saw customers will have great freedom to personalize their own 500 (both exterior and interior). By the way, the new model will be officially launched the 4th of July, exaclty 50 years after Fiat presented the original 500.

Good job!

T_a


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1546 times:
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DAMN! That's ugly!  crazy 

Each to his or her own though



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User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5599 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1542 times:

Here's the "classic" 500:





User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3050 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1540 times:

Whatever other problems they may have, Fiats don't suffer from a lack of style or good looks. It's almost as if Fiat is asking BMW "Is this what you meant to do with the new Mini?".  Wink

I could do without the white steering wheel, though.



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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1537 times:

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 4):
Here's the "classic" 500:

voted the Sexiest Car of All Time by Top Gear. Big grin



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User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1526 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 6):
voted the Sexiest Car of All Time by Top Gear. Big grin

Bit of an overstatement but yes it is a stunning car.

Love it, used to have a classic one in great condition Big grin

Thanks
Alex


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1526 times:
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Reminds me of Luigi in "Cars"


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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1523 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 8):
Reminds me of Luigi in "Cars"

Thats exactly what they modelled him on.

Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 7):
Love it, used to have a classic one in great condition

And in good company then. Michael Schumacher has one, Jean Alesi too, Gordon Murray, Pete Stevens, Nick Mason.....



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User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1514 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 9):
And in good company then. Michael Schumacher has one, Jean Alesi too, Gordon Murray, Pete Stevens, Nick Mason.....

Really lovely cars - they have good taste!
Bit slow though...

Alex


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11573 posts, RR: 61
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1514 times:

That looks very cool; stylish and compact. Small engine size too, which is something I prefer, considering the smaller it is, the lower my insurance premium would be! The price is good too... I'm tempted!


Dan Smile



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User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

That is a really good looking car. I like it a lot.

Adam


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1504 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 11):
The price is good too... I'm tempted!

Except the snag being that Fiat only intends to bring the higher spec more expensive models to the UK - to make it something more premium a la Mini. The cheaper models aren't likely to come over here by all accounts, as Fiat already feel that here in the UK the Panda has that covered.



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11573 posts, RR: 61
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1495 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 13):
Except the snag being that Fiat only intends to bring the higher spec more expensive models to the UK - to make it something more premium a la Mini. The cheaper models aren't likely to come over here by all accounts, as Fiat already feel that here in the UK the Panda has that covered.

That's a damn shame - the Panda isn't a touch on the looks of the new 500. I suppose they would try and make it nearly impossible to buy a right hand drive car on the continent and drive it over to England.



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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1492 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 14):
I suppose they would try and make it nearly impossible to buy a right hand drive car on the continent and drive it over to England.

I'm sure you could do so in Holland. plenty have done that with other cars before....



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User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1481 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 14):
buy a right hand drive car on the continent and drive it over to England.

well it is possible to drive around in the UK with a left hand drive car. Sometimes a bit unpractical, but when parking along the road you can get out onto the pedestrian's way directly without any loss of time !


User currently offlineRammstein From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1438 times:

Personally I don't like the design, but it's a matter of taste.

Good that Fiat, finally, started to reconsider its production: the latest Grande Punto and Bravo models are a big step forward, IMHO.


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1426 times:

Looks like a really bad Frankenstein car. A little Dodge Neon. A little SmartCar. And a little BMW Mini.



User currently offlineSJCRRPAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1403 times:

Quoting L410Turbolet (Thread starter):
engines available: 1.2 50 kW, 1.4 74 kW, 1.3 JTD 55 kW (2-cylinder 0.9 turbo 70kW will be added later)
price: from 8,800 EUR



How can it be a cinquecento, without a 500c engine? For you Americans, (if I did the conversion correctly), that is 67, 73, 99 and 94 horsepower. 8,800 Eur sounds interesting, but it seems that when these type of cars (Smart Car, Mini-Cooper) get to the US, they always end up being more expensive or almost expensive as full size cars such as Camry, Accord, Ford 500, Impala. I guess we'll never see these in the US, too bad, FIAT's are usually fun cars.


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1397 times:

Quoting SJCRRPAX (Reply 19):
8,800 Eur sounds interesting, but it seems that when these type of cars (Smart Car, Mini-Cooper) get to the US, they always end up being more expensive

That's what it costs to make them safe.


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13813 posts, RR: 63
Reply 21, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1395 times:

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 4):
Here's the "classic" 500:


The first car my father owned back in 1960. He bought it to drive to Spain for the research for his masteral thesis in geology.

Jan


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29705 posts, RR: 59
Reply 22, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1358 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 9):
Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 8):
Reminds me of Luigi in "Cars"

Thats exactly what they modelled him on.

And probably why they decided to bring it back...The figured that everybody would want a piece of luigi



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User currently offlineMarquis From Germany, joined Sep 2005, 274 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1343 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 20):
That's what it costs to make them safe.

Not to make them safe but rather adapt them to the US safety regulations.



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