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Old 11-17-2010, 07:58 AM   #1
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Yesterday, we told you about the grand opening of Chrysler's swanky new Motor Village dealership in downtown Los Angeles the first North American dealership to sell the Fiat 500. As part of its big opening-day ceremonies, Chrysler unveiled the U.S.-spec 500 ahead of its official reveal at this week's LA Auto Show. A variety of colors and trims were on hand, and being surrounded by all of these 500s at once only makes us more eager to get some seat time in the diminutive little Italian Job.

The first round of 500s will go on sale later this year, in Sport, Pop and Lounge trim levels. A wealth of colors, interior fabrics and wheels will be available, and you can see some of what Fiat has to offer in our high-res image gallery, below.


















http://www.autoblog.com/2010/11/17/l...slers-hip-new/
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:14 AM   #2
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I want to drive one.
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:28 AM   #3
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What is taking so damned long to get these into dealership?
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:23 AM   #4
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Like them so far. The bottom of the seats look great but the tops have no bolstering. Hopefully they will have a sport seat option.

-Mike.
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:25 AM   #5
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^I hope they have some level of reliability.........
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:10 AM   #6
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That car is really really small. Looks between mini and Smart when I saw it in person.
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:58 AM   #7
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If they bring over the Abarth, I know what my DD will be
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Old 11-17-2010, 11:23 AM   #8
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looks like a great little car.

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Old 11-17-2010, 12:09 PM   #9
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Ohh Multiair. Does that means its got twin/triple turbos?

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Old 11-17-2010, 01:32 PM   #10
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Will it be any less horrible than the Italian-spec 500 I drove for a while?
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:48 PM   #11
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configurator is up on fiat usa nice interior color options. As a guy I can't see driving one, almost like a New beetle.
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Old 11-17-2010, 02:22 PM   #12
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the front is too cutesy
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:00 PM   #13
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Ah, but you guys are thinking too simplistic. Put 4 round fog lights on front and some mud flaps and bingo, dude car.
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:36 PM   #14
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FIAT

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Old 11-17-2010, 06:22 PM   #15
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How original. They'll sell a ton of them and I'm sure most folks will be quite happy with them.
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:36 PM   #16
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I spy with my little eye a manual transmission.

Tough sell for the american market.


EDIT: auto is available in the "lounge" version, msrp 19,500, +100 for a spare tire.

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Old 11-17-2010, 08:03 PM   #17
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How original. They'll sell a ton of them and I'm sure most folks will be quite happy with them.
agreed. I was just pointing out a well known acronym.

just like First On Race Day, or Fix Or Repair Daily, or Poor Old Norwegian Thinks Its A Cadillac
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:09 PM   #18
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I'm really liking that first set of wheels.
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I'm really liking the whole car.
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:36 PM   #20
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Ohh Multiair. Does that means its got twin/triple turbos?
Actually, FIAT Multiair is one of the most advanced variable valve timing/lift technology in the market. We can joke about FIAT's past reliability problems, but as far as core technology goes they actually do quite well.
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:24 PM   #21
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aaaaaaaaaaaaabarth! now, damnit.
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:51 PM   #22
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agreed. I was just pointing out a well known acronym.

just like First On Race Day, or Fix Or Repair Daily, or Poor Old Norwegian Thinks Its A Cadillac
Gotcha! They look like they'd be fun to autocross.
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:53 PM   #23
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Fix It Again Tony
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:54 PM   #24
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I'll buy a nice used one in 11 years for my daughter, hybrid I'm sure by then.
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:13 PM   #25
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in Italy i drove my uncles 500 Abarth with the esse-esse kit.....its simply amazing
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