Tag: Fiat

8 Posts

Blue Fiat
Jul 09, 2019

Fiat Is a Four-Letter Word

Tom Bodett

Tom Bodett wrestles with repressed memories of his Worst Car Ever, a '74 Fiat-- and remembers how his conscience got the better of him when it was time to say good-bye.

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Jun 30, 2014

The Beetle and the Mouse That Roared

Jim Motavalli

Fiat's 500 Abarth is a noisy little beast, and the Beetle GSR is--despite wild graphics--a more refined affair.

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Vintage Fiat 500
Jun 23, 2014

Fiat 500 - Revisiting the Original Formula

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

How does the Fiat 500 of today stack up to its august ancestor? Jamie Lincoln Kitman takes a 1972 500R out for a spin around Manhattan to find out. So what's the difference between small and old school small? Find out right here. 

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The virtues of a Fiat 500
Jan 02, 2013

The Power of the Press, Part 2?

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Did Twitter help Jamie Kitman get quicker service at the Fiat dealership? We'll probably never know. But we do know that the Fiat 500 is great for parking in the city. Read this and other of Jamie's hilarious observations right here. 

Fiat 500

May 25, 2012

The Miata's Second Coming: As an Alfa-Romeo

Jim Motavalli

Mazda and Fiat are partnering to spin off a second Alfa-branded car off the all-new, back-to-basics 2013 MX-5 platform. The Miata is the best-selling two-seat sports car in history, largely because it's both fun and dead reliable. By marrying the two brands, we have the prospect of a problem-free roadster with an Italian soul and great, distinctive styling. Where do I sign up? On second thought, maybe I'll buy a good used Miata first.

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Dec 09, 2011

It's Baaaaack...

Staff Blog

Geezers and hipsters rejoice! The Dodge Dart is on its way back, with a little help from...Fiat?

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Can a damaged Fiat be repaired
Jul 01, 2011

Nora's mom loves her damaged Fiat. Is there any hope?

Dear Car Talk

My mom is great. I love her, and I need to know how to help her. She has a '74 Fiat Spider convertible. It's adorable and fast, and she loves it. But, it's not running. AGAIN. It's been parked for...

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Sep 01, 1990

The alure of the (unreliable) Fiat Spider

Dear Car Talk

I am interested in buying a used Fiat Spider The reason I'm interested is that the Spider is the only sports car convertible within my meager means I know very little about these cars other than what my father says...

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