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198Fiat 500, Chevy Volt listed among biggest product flops of 2011... but should they be?

'Tis the season for thin news cycles and cheesy top ten lists. Yahoo! Finance has thrown its hat in the top ten ring with its list of the biggest flops among all consumer goods introduced for 2011. Both the Fiat 500 and Chevrolet Volt have made it among the chosen few, rubbing elbows with such luminaries as Netflix's Qwikster and Disney's Mars Needs Moms.

81Fiat 500, Chevy Volt listed among biggest product flops of 2011... but should they be?

'Tis the season for thin news cycles and cheesy top ten lists. Yahoo! Finance has thrown its hat in the top ten ring with its list of the biggest flops among all consumer goods introduced for 2011. Both the Fiat 500 and Chevrolet Volt have made it among the chosen few, rubbing elbows with such luminaries as Netflix's Qwikster and Disney's Mars Needs Moms.

51Fiat likely to miss 50,000 U.S. sales target due to slow dealer openings

Turns out Fiat may have been a wee bit ambitious in setting a 50,000-unit goal for the first year that its diminutive 500 hatchback and convertible have been on sale in the United States. Through the month of July, Fiat had sold a total of 7,982 500s in the States in 2011.

3Autoblog Podcast #242

With Autoline Detroit's John McElroy

AddFiat 500 will start at $15,500 in the U.S.

2011 Fiat 500 – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddLA 2010: U.S.-spec Fiat 500 right at home in Chrysler's hip new LA dealership

2011 Fiat 500 – Click above for high-res image gallery

87Fiat 500 will start at $15,500 in the U.S.

2011 Fiat 500 – Click above for high-res image gallery

41LA 2010: U.S.-spec Fiat 500 right at home in Chrysler's hip new LA dealership

2011 Fiat 500 – Click above for high-res image gallery

33Report: Chrysler begins handing out keys to Fiat dealerships

Fiat 500 Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery

74Chrysler shows off Fiat 500 Sport for North America

2011 Fiat 500 Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery

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