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Fiat 500: 140 Awards and Counting

The Fiat 500 is one of the most awarded cars on the road today. Here is a look at some of the accolades the 500 has won.

Fiat 500X All- Wheel-Drive System Explored

The Fiat 500X has an advanced All-Wheel-Drive system. See how it outperforms the competition.

Driving the New Fiat 124 Spider and Abarth!

A look at how the new Fiat 124 Spider stacks up against the original

Fiat 500L Design

Within its compact dimensions, the Fiat 500L has the room of a full-sized car. See how Fiat did it and the concept and goals of the design team

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Debut

Watch the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Debut Video at the LA Autoshow

Fiat 500X Uconnect Update

How to update the Uconnect 6.5 in a Fiat 500X

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Fiat 500 makes "10 reliable cars that refuse to die" list


MSN posted an article on 10 cars that refuse to die. Number six on the list is the Fiat 500, made from 1957-1975. Readers of this blog already know the history of this legendary car, so it's not a surprise to us.

In the article they say "...the Italian maker cranked out 3.4 million between 1957 and 1975, many of which are still plying Italy's narrow streets today. It helps that the two-cylinder car is outrageously simple -- basically, a lawnmower with a roof."


Dante Giacosa


However, this statement doesn't do the Fiat 500 justice, because, although the 500 appears to be simple, it is an engineering and design masterpiece, created by two of the most legendary automotive designers/engineers of the 20th century; Dante Giacosa and Aurelio Lampredi.

You can read more about this iconic design here.

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