​Buy A Fiat Or You'll Get Mauled By A Bear And Dumped In The Desert

Fiat has done it again. The latest in an endless string of horrible ad campaigns is a group of Disney knockoffs threatening would-be buyers with death and dismemberment if they don't pony up the cash for a new 500. When will it end? » 8/27/14 7:20pm 8/27/14 7:20pm

32% of 2014 Indycar Drivers Have Never Won a Championship. Ever.

A basic prerequisite for becoming a professional Indycar driver is winning junior level championships, right? Not so much. With the exception of SCCA amateur racing or a Skip Barber regional series, eight out of the 25 drivers listed on the Indycar site as competing this year have never won an automobile racing… » 4/03/14 9:37am 4/03/14 9:37am

My Dinner With Some More Fiat Engineers

While I was testing the Fiat 500e, I found myself once again fortunate enough to be able to share a meal with some of Chrysler/Fiat's engineers and designers. As always, I took advantage of the opportunity to propose some ideas for cars that fit into my own perverse agenda, and I got some quality feedback. » 4/17/13 6:07pm 4/17/13 6:07pm

Fiat 500 Turbo: Get Boosted For $2,000

Fiat announced the pricing for the 2013 500 Turbo we've known about since 2009 and have seen for two months now. At $20,200 (including $700 destination), the Turbo does a Goldilocks between the $18,200 500 Sport and the $22,700 Abarth. » 8/17/12 12:30pm 8/17/12 12:30pm

2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Will Cost $22,000

The starting MSRP of the 2012 Abarth 500 will be $22K, not including a destination charge, when it goes on sale. A John Cooper Works Mini, by contrast, starts at $30,600. » 1/11/12 12:30pm 1/11/12 12:30pm

Jennifer Lopez's Fiat 500 broke down on the block

I'd be sick of posting about Jennifer Lopez/Fiat disaster if it didn't keep being hilarious. The latest update? The Fiat 500 she wasn't actually driving broke down during filming. This is getting too easy. » 11/25/11 12:00pm 11/25/11 12:00pm

Fiat says Jenny too busy for the block

A representative for FIAT confirmed to Jalopnik that Jennifer Lopez wasn't in the Bronx for a commercial about her being from the Bronx. The reason? In this "increasingly mobile" world, J. Lo is just too busy for the block, so they shot her wherever she was. » 11/22/11 4:30pm 11/22/11 4:30pm

2012 Fiat 500 Abarth: Finally, we get the good one

Fiat's been promising a Fiat 500 Abarth for those of us who don't own capri pants, but we've wondered if it would be the wimpy 135-hp lame one or the Bunga Bunga 160-hp version. Wonder no more. This new econobox is as wicked as Berlusconi. » 11/16/11 8:59am 11/16/11 8:59am

Lightly disguised Mini Coupe takes to the 405

Caught prowling the 405 in Los Angeles, this is the Mini Coupe that's expected to cross a stage in Frankfurt this fall minus BMW's corporate swirly wrap. How many models does Mini need, anyway? » 3/31/11 3:30pm 3/31/11 3:30pm

U.S. to get sexified Fiat 500 Abarth in 2012

The spicy Abarth version of the Fiat 500 promised for U.S. shores early won't be the one on sale in Europe now, but a "next generation." Also, it's got a hard date. 2012. Express your wishes below. » 2/17/11 4:01pm 2/17/11 4:01pm

2012 Fiat 500: First Drive

The Fiat 500 set to invade American shores after a several-decade hiatus isn't the same car that's caught on in Europe. It's better, with more engine, revised suspension and upgraded safety. The Mini Cooper just got pwned. » 1/28/11 12:30pm 1/28/11 12:30pm

The other place where Fiat plans to tackle the Mini is on sticker price. The 500…

First U.S. Fiat Commercial: Yeah, We Got B-Roll

The first U.S. Fiat dealership opened last week, meaning it's time for Fiat to explain to America why they're no longer the "Fix It Again Tony" brand. Sadly, their first commercial is just senseless b-roll of happy active people. » 11/22/10 5:15pm 11/22/10 5:15pm

The Porn-Inspired Fiat 500 Ad Chrysler Will Never Show Us

Unlike the refreshed models Chrysler's trying desperately to pass off as "new," the Fiat 500 will actually be something original to this market. The advertising for it, though, is unlikely to be as original or sexy as what Europe gets. » 11/15/10 3:30pm 11/15/10 3:30pm

Fiat 500: A Little Italy In New York

Popular Mechanics spotted this new U.S.-spec Fiat 500 in New York ahead of the U.S. market launch in January. They also let slip there's one in their garage. Color us nonplussed until Chrysler's Italian masters unveil the Abarth version. [PopMech] » 10/25/10 3:15pm 10/25/10 3:15pm

Get Out Of My Corn You Damn Rally Driver!

I grew up on a farm. Occasionally drunks would swerve off the road and take out huge swaths of corn. Never once did a rally driver plow through our fields. Especially in a Fiat 500 Abarth. » 8/06/10 2:30pm 8/06/10 2:30pm

Indy 500 Movie May Begin Filming This Year

A movie about the first Indianapolis 500, written by the man behind Hoosiers and Rudy, might begin filming this year in Indiana. Will it suck? Just pray for no Stallone. [Indy Star via Hemmings] » 8/03/10 3:30pm 8/03/10 3:30pm

1966 Fiat 500

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the City That Rust Sorta Ignored: Denver, Colorado. Here's an Italian machine that befuddled my new neighborhood a few weeks ago. » 7/04/10 9:00am 7/04/10 9:00am

Fiat On Two Wheels!

No, seriously, this is a Fiat Abarth Trofeo racing on two wheels. Did you catch that? We can't really be any clearer. Steely-eyed Cinquecento stuff, this. The best part? He saves it! » 4/29/10 5:15pm 4/29/10 5:15pm

ESPN: "$500 Craigslist Rally Car" Didn't Cost Much More Than $500

ESPN magazine talked to Bill Caswell, the man behind our $500 Craigslist rally car story, to get the skinny on what he needed to make it happen. He's also on the network's blog. Here's what it takes, kids. » 4/14/10 4:45pm 4/14/10 4:45pm

One Small Step For A Fiat, One Giant Leap For Electric Cars

Ignore all the lying hybrid supercars: The Atomik 500 shows how electric power can be both clean and fun. As a bonus, it's faster than the Fiat 500 it's based on and is capable of... space travel? » 3/15/10 4:30pm 3/15/10 4:30pm