Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 42
  1. #1
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 105,825, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    3,581
    Points
    105,825
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Fiat Returns to U.S. Market

    The last time you could buy a new Fiat in the U.S., Michael Jackson's Thriller music video played endlessly on MTV, cellphones were as big as bricks, and Ronald Reagan railed at the Soviets while dispensing jelly beans from the Oval Office.



    The Italian brand's stylish small cars vanished from the American landscape 27 years ago, victim of growing Asian brand sales, low gas prices and a reputation for vehicle breakdowns. Few expected Fiat to return.
    Yet, it's back. Fiat Automotive this month again will sell a Fiat-brand car the small, retro-styled Fiat 500 coupe that's been a hit in Europe since rolling out in 2007. Fiat-controlled Chrysler will oversee sales of Fiats in the U.S.
    Fiat reintroduces itself to U.S. with 500 model - USATODAY.com



  2. #2
    Speechless
    Points: 394,233, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 89.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialOverdriveVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Wesley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    57,777
    Points
    394,233
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 405
    Given: 294

    Re: Fiat Returns to U.S. Market

    One woman in the age group where Fiat expects to find its sweet spot, Vanessie Christensen, 23, thought the cars are too small. "I do a lot of sports, and they would never work for me," the surfer said.
    Get a SUV.


    CFH HMagic bball season next year.
    Let my Fred's Four Horsemen ride: Georges, Hogue, Nader, and McKay.

  3. #3
    Speechless
    Points: 559,769, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsOverdriveVeteranRecommendation Second Class
    ISUAgronomist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Back in Iowa!!!!!!!!
    Posts
    21,300
    Points
    559,769
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 169
    Given: 86

    Re: Fiat Returns to U.S. Market



    Guess I'd have to get the sunroof model for my head to stick out the top.



  4. #4
    Speechless
    Points: 394,233, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 89.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialOverdriveVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Wesley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    57,777
    Points
    394,233
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 405
    Given: 294

    Re: Fiat Returns to U.S. Market

    Quote Originally Posted by isuaggie View Post


    Guess I'd have to get the sunroof model for my head to stick out the top.
    Is that the rear view or side view of the car?


    CFH HMagic bball season next year.
    Let my Fred's Four Horsemen ride: Georges, Hogue, Nader, and McKay.

  5. #5
    Addict
    Points: 86,637, Level: 91
    Level completed: 58%, Points required for next Level: 813
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Hudson, Iowa
    Posts
    8,099
    Points
    86,637
    Level
    91
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 36
    Given: 44

    Re: Fiat Returns to U.S. Market

    Good luck. I have a hard time believing they'll sell many. Glorified Yugos.



  6. #6
    Speechless
    Points: 469,567, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    jdoggivjc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Sterling Heights, MI
    Posts
    31,703
    Points
    469,567
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 526
    Given: 367

    Re: Fiat Returns to U.S. Market

    Quote Originally Posted by isuaggie View Post


    Guess I'd have to get the sunroof model for my head to stick out the top.
    I would never be able to squeeze myself into that...


    Chuck Lidell: I paint my toenails with pink and black polish. Problem is, I get more paint on my toes and on the carpet than on my nails. Any advice?
    Maria Sharapova: Don't you beat up other guys for a living? I don't know how to answer this.



  7. #7
    Addict
    Points: 119,458, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    jsmith86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Tulsa
    Posts
    6,193
    Points
    119,458
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Fiat Returns to U.S. Market

    To be followed shortly by a news story about Fiat leaving the US market due to poor sales.


    ____________________________________

    You can't die. That would upset the equilibrium in the Cave.
    Warning: Posts contain 98% post-sarcastic content.
    Hoiball

  8. #8
    Speechless
    Points: 559,769, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsOverdriveVeteranRecommendation Second Class
    ISUAgronomist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Back in Iowa!!!!!!!!
    Posts
    21,300
    Points
    559,769
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 169
    Given: 86

    Re: Fiat Returns to U.S. Market

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    I would never be able to squeeze myself into that...
    Hit brakes = knock out headlight



  9. #9
    Speechless
    Points: 394,233, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 89.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialOverdriveVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Wesley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    57,777
    Points
    394,233
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 405
    Given: 294

    Re: Fiat Returns to U.S. Market

    Great vehicle for driving in blizzards. Just pick it up and put it in the back of a pickup. It adds weight.


    CFH HMagic bball season next year.
    Let my Fred's Four Horsemen ride: Georges, Hogue, Nader, and McKay.

  10. #10
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 140,793, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    4,519
    Points
    140,793
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Fiat Returns to U.S. Market

    My first car was the 124 spider -- loved that car when it ran!!!



  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 108,917, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    JP4CY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Sommerset
    Posts
    6,137
    Points
    108,917
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 203
    Given: 80

    Re: Fiat Returns to U.S. Market

    If that thing has a backseat, I would probably have to pull a Police Academy and rip out the front seat and drive from the back.



  12. #12
    Speechless
    Points: 559,769, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsOverdriveVeteranRecommendation Second Class
    ISUAgronomist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Back in Iowa!!!!!!!!
    Posts
    21,300
    Points
    559,769
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 169
    Given: 86

    Re: Fiat Returns to U.S. Market

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    If that thing has a backseat, I would probably have to pull a Police Academy and rip out the front seat and drive from the back.
    My thoughts exactly.




  13. #13
    Legend
    Points: 204,240, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 26.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesVeteran50000 Experience Points
    dmclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    50131
    Posts
    13,378
    Points
    204,240
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 219
    Given: 323

    Re: Fiat Returns to U.S. Market

    I'd rather have a Fiat 500 than any of the other offerings from Chrysler right now.

    I've never sat in a 500 but I've driven a Fiat in Italy and I was surprised how much head/leg room it had for such a small car. I'm 6'2 and I had plenty of head room. This was a diesel version that got nearly 50mpg. The bad thing about the 500 is that they probably won't bring a diesel version and it will struggle to get 35mpg.

    If you really want to question my manhood, I just rented a car for a trip I'm taking to Italy in 2 months and the name........Fiat Panda. Now that's G



  14. #14
    Speechless
    Points: 187,688, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 29.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    kingcy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Menlo, Iowa
    Posts
    17,367
    Points
    187,688
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 143
    Given: 91

    Re: Fiat Returns to U.S. Market

    Are those donut tires?


    The gap in our economy is between what we have and what we think we ought to have--and that is a moral problem, not an economic one. - Paul Heyne

  15. #15
    All-Star
    Points: 18,636, Level: 41
    Level completed: 66%, Points required for next Level: 314
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    TxCycloneFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Bastrop TX
    Posts
    1,483
    Points
    18,636
    Level
    41
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Fiat Returns to U.S. Market

    Quote Originally Posted by isuaggie View Post




    Guess I'd have to get the sunroof model for my head to stick out the top.
    Actual size photo of car


    Go Clones!!
    Gig 'em Aggies!!
    Saw 'em off!!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 11:00 AM