• maserati123 avatar maserati123 Posted: 8/3/2011 4:31pm PDT

    I am happy the Fiat 500 is selling well,one must remember Fiat is Ferrari,and that alone means alot to me.I will buy the Abarth version,and make fun of Audies and VW's.

  • Skyhook avatar Skyhook Posted: 7/25/2011 3:58am PDT

    I agree with Bob. Fiat is giving the American public the opportunity for another hatefest.

  • fb_1491948054 avatar Kurt Posted: 7/25/2011 4:10am PDT

    @John, what do you base that on? Have you driven a Fiat, either here or in Europe, in recent years?

  • aldoscala avatar aldoscala Posted: 7/7/2011 3:18am PDT

    FIAT = Fine Italian American Transportation

  • ModernMode avatar ModernMode Posted: 7/6/2011 12:27pm PDT

    "Through June, Fiat has sold 4,944 500s in the United States, and is on pace to move between 30,000 and 35,000 units in 2011."
    Huh?? They're actually on a pace to move 9888 units in 2011.

  • fb_1491948054 avatar Kurt Posted: 7/6/2011 2:13pm PDT

    @ModernMode, it's "manufacturer's math"; in other words, it doesn't matter what they've sold to date, what matters is how many they think they'll sell for the rest of the year.

    Don't forget that the number of dealerships should nearly double by year end, which will make Fiat's projections (somewhat) more achievable.

  • fb_1841334499 avatar fb_1841334499 Posted: 7/6/2011 10:39am PDT

    Pent up demand! From who? People who owned these rustbuckets in the past? Fix It Again Tony was the byword for decades of Fiat owners. If they don't come from Italy pre-rusted and are made here by Chrysler, then they might have a chance.

  • Cpm3 avatar Cpm3 Posted: 7/7/2011 7:54am PDT

    Bob, I have my 500 for almost three months now, it is a great little car,they have shipped in excess of 500,000 in Europe and 80 countries so far.Fiat has included maintenance for three years right down to the wipers. That should ease the bad memories

  • fb_1491948054 avatar Kurt Posted: 7/6/2011 12:22pm PDT

    Bob, you forget that most people have short attention spans, and it's easier to remember the good times in your Fiat Spider than all the times it was back in the shop.

    The Fiat of today bears little resemblance to the Fiat of 40 years ago, so I'm willing to give them a second chance. Judging from sales of the 500, so are many other people.