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Fiat 500 Lounge 0.9 TwinAir 105hp road test report and review

Fiat 500 Lounge 0.9 TwinAir 105hp road test report and review

EVERYBODY loves the Fiat 500, so when it came to updating an old favourite, Fiat faced something of a dilemma when it came to deciding how much to change. As someone once said, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, so when you stand back and admire this latest updated model, the updates are hard to spot. Fiat reckon there are 1,800 changes, but apart from the lights and bumpers, they’re hard to spot for a casual observer, or even an enthusiast!

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Fiat 500X 1.6 MultiJet 120hp Cross road test report review

Fiat 500X 1.6 MultiJet 120hp Cross road test report review

“WHAT’S that?” my friend asked he strode up my drive. “It’s a Fiat 500,” I replied with a slight grin on my face. “No it’s not, he said, they’re small cars, that’s a crossover!” He has a point – It’s a Fiat 500 Jim, but not as we know it . . . Like the now BMW-owned Mini, what started off as a modern remake of a much-loved classic has now developed into a brand in its own right.
The ubiquitous Fiat 500 returned to our showrooms in 2008 and has since spawned various spin-offs, much like a Hollywood blockbuster.

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Pop Star

Pop Star little but beautifully formed

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Fiat 500L 1.6 MultiJet 105hp Pop Star. Motoring writer Keith Ward tries a taste of la dolce vita with Fiat’s supermini FIAT’s little retro-styled 500 has been a huge success, so you can’t blame them for trying to cash in with a few variants – firstly a hot Abarth, then […]

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New car registrations increase in April

THERE was more good news for UK motor industry last month as new car registrations increased by 14.8 per cent, totalling  163,357 units. This was the best April performance since 2008. The figures were released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The Society notes that there was high demand for some models […]

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Cameron’s old Fiat 500 smashes auction estimate

A LITTLE car once owned by the Prime Minister made a big price when it was sold auction for than double its guide price. The 1971 Fiat 500 L went under the hammer at a sale hosted by Silverstone Auctions at The Footman James Classic Motor Show. The car which David Cameron purchased in 1998 […]

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Prime Minister’s car hits the campaign trail again!

A 1971 Fiat 500 L once owned by Prime Minister David Cameron is back on the campaign trail courtesy of Silverstone Auctions. The fully restored car has been estimated by the auction house at between £8,000 to £12,000 and it will go under the hammer on November 17 at the Footman James Classic Motor Show […]

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Letting the sun shine in with Fiat’s cute 500C

Fiat 500C TwinAir review and roadtest report The Fiat 500C is a great little car which has proved hugely popular with Fiat’s customers. DAVID HOOPER let’s the sun shine in as warmer weather finally arrives. Now we can actually enjoy some more summery weather, the thoughts of the fresh air freaks among us will be […]

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Big cat has more toys than Blackpool pleasure beach!

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: JAGUAR XF S 3.0D Packed with more attractions than Blackpool’s Pleasure Beach, DAVID HOOPER says Jaguar’s XFS is a superb all-rounder which proved to be surprisingly economical. IF you think big, powerful cars are thirsty, then think again. They don’t come very much bigger than this Jaguar XF, yet on […]

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