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Giardinera[edit]

As far as I know, this means "station wagon". So why does the "Giardinera" link redirect to another brand of car? Autobianchi never manufactured Fiats. Thor Rudebeck 14:30, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Hi all, I believe the term "Giardiniera" for the station wagon model is incorrect, before the term station wagon become common in spoken Italian all such kind of cars were known as "Giardinetta" as mentioned by Frihtrik and correctly reported in the Alfasud article. --115.131.194.203 (talk) 22:54, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

Is the 500 a sedan?[edit]

The article says that the 500 was a sedan, when it was never a three-box car. Should we refer to it as a coupé, like it is done in the Volkswagen Beetle article?

Awful Photograph![edit]

Somebody should really change to photogragh. I dont know how to change photos, But I will try.DesignForDreamingFan 09:45, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

I just changed the Photo. I hope the new one is better.DesignForDreamingFan 09:47, 13 November 2006 (UTC)
Why has the photo been changed?DesignForDreamingFan 03:35, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Engines[edit]

(please, forgive my awful English)
All the engines of little Fiats (500, 126, Cinquecento 700ED, Panda 30) are straight-two, and not flat-two. The engine of the 500, the 126 and the Panda 30 was air-cooled and vertical, the engine of 126BIS and Cinquecento 700ED was liquid-cooled and horizontal (it was equipped with an electronic carburettor, too).
The engine of Fiat/Autobianchi Giardinetta (the estate version, pratically) was air-cooled and horizontal, instead. Fiat has never built a boxer engine.
I'm italian, i know these things! ;) Thank you!
Frihtrik

Trivia[edit]

About mr. Kidby's journey around the world, I would wait until it will be completed. Before writing an encyclopedia article, the fact should be done. Latest news are for newspapers, not encyclopedias.


HIGH LEVELS OF CONGESTION ?[edit]

This article tells: ...it was marketed as a cheap and practical town car to combat high levels of congestion in Italian cities

I wonder who wrote this article ? Someone who doesn't know Italian history for sure. When the 500 was launched in 1957 there was no congestion at all on Italian roads ! It was marketed only in the desperate attempt to induce average Italian families to buy a car, something they could finally afford, due to the very low price (about 450.000 Lire, 200 today $), but despite the price Fiat 500 remained a "dream" for the lowest income families until the end of the '60. Nowadays in Italy we almost have more cars than inhabitants, and roads congestion is a serious problem, but in the '50 Fiat 500 represented only the Italians "wild" dream to become a "motorized" pepole.

Picard_bs - Aug 13 2007

History[edit]

The history section for the original 500 starts with "To meet the demands of the post-war market which called for economy cars, the Fiat 500 was rear-engined on the pattern of the Volkswagen Beetle". As it stands, this sentence is a non-sequitur; the article doesn't explain why the rear-engined design in particular met the demands of a market for economy cars. -Ashley Pomeroy (talk) 19:34, 22 February 2008 (UTC)


Electric Fiat 500 by Chrysler[edit]

http://www.detnews.com/article/20100322/AUTO01/3220378/1148/rss25 --74.7.6.178 (talk) 15:36, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

Nvm ... covered already on the Nuova page already: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_Nuova_500--74.7.6.178 (talk) 15:38, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

Popularity[edit]

I'm sad to say that the fiat 500 (particularily the 500 f) is, and becoming even more unpopular in the "eastern bloc countries". In yugoslavia (now serbia bosnia and macedonia and others)it was definetely popular. VERY popular indeed, but nowadays it's not very popular at all really. In fact, almost no cars are driven in the cities of bosnia, and Serbia, well, there might be a few. But all im trying to say is someone to remove the part that says " was and still is nowadays popular in the eastern bloc countries" because it really isn't. Really. --**Najezeko**:) 06:08, 31 December 2010 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Najzeko (talkcontribs)

Lush Song[edit]

I always thought the song '500' was about the Topolino, as the song lyrics clearly refer to the vehicle being nicknamed 'Little Mouse'. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.122.94.159 (talk) 13:30, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

License Versions[edit]

add something about Neckar Weinsberg and Puch 500 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.88.221.3 (talk) 17:19, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

See Puch 500. Warren (talk) 11:04, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

Controversial move[edit]

This page was boldly moved today and subsequently reverted. Discussion should now take place before any further move is carried out. Malcolmxl5 (talk) 22:25, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

I feel that Fiat 500 should refer to the original 1957 car. The new Cinquecento is inspired by the original, which therefore takes precedence in the naming stakes. Cheers,  Mr.choppers | ✎  05:54, 17 August 2012 (UTC)
Fiat 500 should remain as the original model article. A simple dablink at the top of the article clearly makes it easy for those who are after the new 500. Warren (talk) 11:03, 17 August 2012 (UTC)
I am, and have been, in total agreement with the replies above. Δρ.Κ. λόγοςπράξις 21:43, 17 August 2012 (UTC)
Given that over 1 million of the "new" 500s have been produced, at the very least this should default to the disambiguation page rather than to a 40 year old vehicle. Calwatch (talk) 03:22, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

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