Fiat 124 To Unreliable-Italian-Car Stereotypes: Drop Dead!

When I was a kid, my mom bought a Fiat 128... which died of old age about two years later (it sure sounded cool to my 7-year-old ears as it ran through the gears, though). But I'm not going to let my personal experience color my opinion of Fiats, nor will I let the fact that I've never even heard of a North American… » 2/18/08 2:00pm 2/18/08 2:00pm

Pesto! Calzone! Gnocchi! Borscht! Paella! The Fiat 124!

Yes, it's the Fiat 124, the car that didn't outlast the Beetle or the Mini, but nevertheless jumpstarted a number of automotive industries, including those of the Rodina (Lada Riva), Spain, (SEAT 124), India (Premier 118NE), Bulgaria (Pirin-Fiat) and Turkey. Meanwhile, we're really missing that prepackaged,… » 12/22/06 12:45pm 12/22/06 12:45pm