The first time you see an original Fiat 500, it’s hard to believe that it’s a real car. It’s as small as a toy. But see a Cinquecento in its element, cutting through the tiny Italian streets for which it was designed, suddenly the shape makes perfect sense.
Jordan Schlansky, an associate producer for Conan, might be best known for asking Harrison Ford how many grips would be on the lightsaber in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But his erudite humor is also well-suited to cars, like this 1962 Fiat 500, which he and Conan O’Brien recently took on a road trip through Tuscany.
Travel Oregon, a tourism agency that was created by the state government, released a video this week in an effort to boost tourism to the state. It’s completely animated and makes the state out to be a Studio Ghibli fantasy land. If I rent a Fiat 500 in Oregon, will I be able to drive it to the Castle of Cagliostro?…
If — I’m sorry, when — I give you $5,000 to make any modifications to your car that you’d like, I expect you’ll find all kinds of great things to do to your car to make it better, faster, more unique, whatever. I’m pretty sure you won’t spend five grand to make your car less stable, detune your engine to 20…
If you are like me and went through the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program in public school, then you know how inconsequential it was—so much so that it’s now a trendy sarcastic t-shirt on the west coast. You may also now enjoy this trippy Fiat video.
The Smart car is such shameful excess. So big. So bloated. So very emblematic of society’s insatiable desire for more than they need. Why would you need any more car than a classic Fiat 500?
I told myself I’d never love again. This video of a LEGO Fiat 500 idea project set to Italian opera told me it’s okay to love again.
Comedians Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim, going by the names Lil Bud and Big Bud, made a music video for Kanye West’s “Famous” featuring the most unfortunate Fiat 500 cameo. I found it hilarious.
Our pals over at Carwow convinced one of their artists, Yasid, to mock up a bunch of rally cars. Not just any rally cars, though — the goal was to take the modern re-births of cars that once had rich rallying history (well, mostly), and see how their modern interpretations would look in full rally kit. I think the…
Mitsuoka is the world’s premier maker of Nissan-based, sub-scale vintage Jaguar-ish cars. FCA (you know, Fiat-Chrysler) is a huge carmaker that’s going through a bit of a rough patch, including a failed attempt to convince GM that a merger would be a blast. Is an FCA/Mitsuoka partnership just what everyone needs?
When you buy a Lamborghini Huracan, you’re only getting a car with huge power. When you buy a Mazda2, you’re only getting a car with teeny tiny power. But there are some individual models that span the whole spectrum.
Fiat Chrysler teamed up with Lucasfilm to create a 500e for the LA Auto Show that would really make one rely on the Force alone at any given intersection.
Do you want an Italian car that sounds as gnarly as a Ferrari but you can park at Trader Joes? Enter the Fiat 500 Abarth. What do you need to know before you buy a Fiat 500 Abarth? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in the Ultimate Buyer’s Guide.
"The era of 007 driving awesome cars is over! Burn your old Ian Fleming books and your Skyfall DVDs! We're doomed, man! Doomed!" That's the outcry from freaked-out movie fans on the heels of the news that British superspy James Bond will drive a Fiat 500 in the next film.
Sometimes the coolest stuff you find at auto shows isn't the new cars, but the crazy stuff automakers bring along and display next to them. Case in point over at the Fiat booth at the LA Auto Show: they have a giant wood buck used to build the original Fiat 500. Neat!
The Fiat 500 has had something of a rough go in America. Sales of the baby 500 were sluggish out of the gate, and the larger, uglier 500L has had a dismal reception. Maybe the Fiat 500X crossover can do better, but I really like this concept: the Fiat 600.
Racing is never simple. That's an old adage that always rings true. But even in a series that's relatively easy to get into, like the Pirelli World Challenge, the amount of thought that goes into being the slightest bit faster than everyone else takes skill. As you can see here.
You people. You just weren't satisfied with the fact that the Fiat 500 Abarth only came with three pedals and stick, were you? You had just had to go and demand an automatic. Well, here it is, new for the 2015 model year. I hope you're happy.
The Fiat 500 is stylish, fun to drive, great on gas and hilariously easy to park. It's one of the best small cars currently on the market. So why is Fiat continually so bad at advertising it to U.S. audiences?