Driving, Jumping, And Rolling Off A Cliff On Dirt Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive isn't all paved. There's a dirt section, and these brave hoons took an old Fiat up there to meet its maker. » 6/18/13 1:00pm 6/18/13 1:00pm

The Oldest Cars Still In Production

The announcement last month that Lada will finally stop building the 2107 (also called the Riva) was sad news. At least sad to those of us perverse enough to love the idea that the 1966 Fiat 124 was still in production somewhere. That Lada was part of an ever-shrinking club of true automotive survivors. Let's see… » 5/14/12 2:00pm 5/14/12 2:00pm

How to park your car like a boss

We're not 100% sure this guy is not just spinning out his little Fiat wagon trying to cross a busy street, but there a part of us that just knows this is the best parking job we've ever seen. » 10/20/11 1:00pm 10/20/11 1:00pm

Project Car Hell, Junkyard Fixer-Upper Edition: Fiat Spider, VW Beetle,…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! I walked into an East Bay self-service junkyard a few weeks back, and look what they had for sale! » 7/18/10 4:30pm 7/18/10 4:30pm

1979 Fiat 124 Spider: Not Fixed Again By Tony

Though we rarely see 124 Spiders on the street nowadays, they are still out there. Here's one that hung on long enough to see five different decades. » 5/09/10 3:00pm 5/09/10 3:00pm

What Could Be Better Than A Mustang vs Charger Chase? Opel Rekord vs…

The famous chase sequence in Bullitt was just about perfect, but it lacked a few crucial components. For example, where was the church procession blocking the road? The oil drums bursting on the pavement? And where was the Fiat? » 11/28/09 4:00pm 11/28/09 4:00pm

Ten Car Platforms That Just Won't Die

News that GM would continue to extend its GMT-900 truck platform » 10/07/08 3:00pm 10/07/08 3:00pm for a few additional years to save money seemed to send shock waves through the auto industry — despite the fact that the design just went into production in 2007. When did platforms get such a short shelf-life? We were able to come up with ten basic car…

Save The Princess In A Lada Zhiguli

Found over yonder in Russia-land is this variant of the Fiat 124, presumably the Lada Zhiguli. What makes this Lada stand out among the millions of them is the matte black rims—not really, it's the amazingly accurate and detailed Mario paint job. The mural contains Goombas, pipes, coins, blocks, red-shelled Koopas and… » 5/16/08 1:40pm 5/16/08 1:40pm

1977 Fiat 124 Sport Spider

Once I found the Fiat Strada, I knew I'd have to be able to find a 124 somewhere on the island. Sure enough, on the same block as the aquamarine '65 Impala, here was this fine example of Italian Malaise. These things used to be quite common on the island (as were MGBs), but... well, you know the rest of that story.
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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

In Russia, Fiat Ladas YOU!

The Fiat juggernaut of the 1960s rolled into the USSR mid-decade, in the form of a new factory built along the Volga river. An industrial city that sprang up around the plant was named Togliatti, in honor of an Italian communist exiled by the fascists. From there, Fiat's joint venture knocked out Lada 2101s by the… » 10/03/07 4:12pm 10/03/07 4:12pm