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Record for tightest parallel parking job provisionally broken again

Alastair Moffatt has twice held the record twice for the tightest parallel parking job, his reign broken twice by Han Yue, who did it last time in November 2014. Moffatt couldn't let that stand, so he provisionally broke it again in a Fiat 500C at the recent Autosport International Show in Birmingham.

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Fiat updates 500 with new display, automatic transmission for turbo models

Just last month at the Geneva Motor Show, Fiat announced some updates for the European-spec 500, including a new dashboard display. Now it's announced that the same updates are being applied to the US-spec model.

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2014 Fiat 500C GQ Edition mans up [w/videos]

Fiat dealers recently welcomed the five-door 500L into their 'studios' as a much-needed second model line, but franchisees are still clamoring for additional new model ranges as most struggle to reach profitability. There's more in the pipeline for the reborn brand, but in the meantime, Fiat continues to re

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2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio

To no one's surprise, I was stoked about the Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio. I've always enjoyed the exquisitely flawed driving dynamics of the 500 Abarth hardtop, and the idea of being able to fold the top back and take it all in with some fresh air blowing around was really appealing. That super awesome exhaust note would no doubt be even more audible without a huge chunk of sheetmetal and glass in the way, and even with the slight weight penalty

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Fiat 500 commercial expanded into 'Sexy People' music video

The last time we wrote about the Fiat USA commercial Immigrants, it was to question whether the ad provided our first glimpse of the 500T. That was a year ago, but Fiat isn't finished utilizing that commercial theme. The song in the one-minute commercial was Sexy People (All Around the World) by Italian songstress Arianna, and t

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2013 Fiat 500c Abarth takes its top off with a quickness

What a pleasant little piece of plug-and-play. Putting the Fiat 500c's retractable roof on the hot 500 Abarth was pretty much a no-brainer, and hey, we certainly aren't complaining. Folding the soft top back on the little hatchback will only allow us to better hear that awesome exhaust note while we're burying the throttle. And come on, who doesn't like a little wind-in-your-hair action?

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2013 Fiat 500C Abarth rocks you like a hurricane

The 2013 Fiat 500C Abarth is debuting in the City of Angels. It's the super-tuned version of the 500C combining all the best of fresh-air motoring and heightened performance from the scorpion-badged marque. As with the vanilla 500C, the Abarth's folding canvas roof opens all the way at up to 50 miles per hour, and will slide back to the rear spoiler at up to 60 mph.

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Chrysler previews SEMA showcars

Chrysler is taking on the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas in a big way, with a sprawling 15,300 square-foot display encompassing a total of 24 modified vehicles. We got a chance to preview some of those creations, including the plucky little Fiat 500C you see above. Designers decided to take a page from the West Coast custom scene with unique widebody fende

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Abarth 695 Maserati Edition bows at Mille Miglia

The Fiat 500 in its various guises positively romps on its popularity, making special-edition hay with terrific frequency. This latest outing in the form of the Abarth 695 Maserati Edition follows a familiar trail, coming three years after the Jonathon Ramsey

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Autoblog Podcast #275

BMW 3 Series fuel economy, Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 production delays, Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ

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Autoblog Podcast #259

Tokyo highlights, 100-million small blocks, Hyundai MPG flap, Honda Crosstour sales

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Chrysler settles with graffiti artists over J.Lo's Fiat 500 ad [w/video]

Fiat has had nothing but trouble from its 500C commercial featuring Jennifer Lopez. After enduring a body double scandal

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Did J.Lo phone-in her Fiat 500 "My World" ad with a body double? [w/video]

She may be Jenny From The Block, but when it came time to pay homage to her 'hood in a recent Fiat 500C ad, sources say that Jennifer Lopez never actually traveled to New York for the shoot. According to folks familiar with J.Lo and Fiat's "My World" commercial production, a body-double was used for the scenes showing the car driving through Lopez' h

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Fiat USA has half-year supply of 500 models, 29 of 130 dealers didn't sell one last month

The 2012 Fiat 500 seems to be having trouble gaining sales momentum. Automotive News reports that the Italian hatch is likely to fall well short of its admittedly very ambitious 50,000 unit sales target this year. The model hit the market back in March and has only sold 15,826 units through October. The report also says that of the 150 Fiat dealers in the States, 29 didn't sell a single one last

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Fiat brings J.Lo back for 500C Gucci edition ad

First, Fiat went back to the Bronx with J. Lo to advertise the 500, then it spoke to us in Italian for the first 500 Abarth ad, now it's gone back to J. Lo – again – for a spot featuring the Fiat 500C Gucci Edition. The theme is "making elegance look easy," which you can do when yo

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