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Ford and Fiat announced the solidification of their small-car partnership yesterday, saying that the new Fiat Cinquecento and Ford Ka will be based on the Fiat Panda program. We're not sure if Fiat's blown all of the F.U. money it received from former lover General Motors, but hopping into bed with Ford so soon suggests some sort of emotional void at Fiat that can only be filled by an American lover with similar emotional problems to its prior partner's. Fiat, are you repeating a cycle here? You might wanna see a shrink about that.

Fiat Joins Ford to Produce Small Cars [ShortNews]

Ford and Fiat to Team Up on New Ka, 500 [Internal]