Cardboard Fiat 500 And Hot Rod Almost As Cool As Cardboard DB5

Just because the James Bond cardboard Aston Martin DB5 was pretty awesome doesn't mean that's the extent of Chris Gilmour's cardboard car art. In fact he's also cobbled together a Fiat 500 and a really bitchin' hot rod out of fibrous corrugated paper. We're assuming the Fiat was created as an attempt at a stiffer… » 8/01/08 12:00pm 8/01/08 12:00pm

Fiat 500 Sacrificed By Audi Q7 To Encourage Crash Compatibility…

This week ADAC, the German auto club, tried to convince automakers to consider small car crash compatibility when designing larger cars by obliterating a Fiat 500 with an Audi Q7. The point ADAC was trying to make is not that the Fiat 500 is unsafe — it actually scores five stars in Euro NCAP testing where the Audi Q7… » 7/30/08 1:20pm 7/30/08 1:20pm

Blue Steel: $2500 Tata Nano May Become Slightly More Pricey

Ratan Tata wowed the world when he revealed his company's Tata Nano, the miniscule two-cylinder, four-door runabout designed to go to market with an equally tiny $2,500 price tag. Now, due to pressures from rising commodity prices, Tata may be in jeopardy of missing that now famous 1-lakh goal. Steel prices have… » 7/08/08 10:00am 7/08/08 10:00am

Not-Available-Here Econobox Shootout: 500 Vs. Hornet Vs. Cube

We're all now apparently destined to give up our delightful gas-guzzling luxury boats (again) and dump our super-sized SUVs in favor of wearably small fuel sippers. It seems, thanks to news yesterday that the Dodge Hornet's still in the mix and planning to head stateside, that at least a few automakers are trying to… » 6/12/08 9:40am 6/12/08 9:40am

Fiat 500 Convertible Confirmed, Jerry Seinfeld Spotted Helmet Shopping

Topless Fiat fans rejoice, a Cinquecento drop top is on the way. No word on when exactly we (or Europe, rather) will get it, but expect to be able to enjoy the wind in your hair, the sun on your face and the mocking stares of homophobic passersby combined with retro Italian styling by next summer. The 500… » 5/22/08 6:20pm 5/22/08 6:20pm