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Old 17-04-2015   #16
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Re: FIAT 500x

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that vw up thing small?

I would just about agree on that. It's only taken someone about a decade to create another interesting, properly small car!

The new rear engined Twingo's too are up there IMO.
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have either of you guys been in an Up!???? they are more character void than the Lupo.


I forgot about the twingo, that 155 twingo was actually rather tasty right up to the point you realised it was French and as a result will be as reliable as the British public transport system.
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I disagree on the up!, reckon they do have more character than the Lupo, not that it's particularly hard :P

Haven't tried a Lupo gti though, they might have "something" going for them, the rest of the range doesn't.
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i didnt say it had character i just said was it classed as small. whats that other thing that a fews markers badge different is it a c1? i had a loan of one and it didnt even have a boot door or lid just hinges on the rear screen and that opened was real crap.
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what is it trying to be? the grande punto and the others after cashed in on the punto name when they are nothing like the mk1 or mk2, the new 500 cashed in on the old 500 name when its about 10 times the size, so using the same name thing has been going on for years and worked so why change it.






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It's trying to be a (giant) 500 for starters. It;s trying to be "cool" by doing so.

I don't think the grande was cashing in on the punto name, for starters the punto name wasn't "cool" or "fashionable". It was Fiats car for the segment, the Grande replaced it in that segment. Yes it was bigger, but they at least made the name fit.

The 500 name is because it became a fashion brand.

The 500, historically is a cheap, basic city car. The remake is not cheap, or basic for that matter, but the fact it harks back to the original looks wise and by todays standards of huge cars is now a small car too, so makes it fine. Then cashing in on the success by making a range of 500's that have bugger all to to with the 500 in either looks (grafting a face onto anything does not count), size or philosophy is a sell out of the Fiat 500 name.

The 500 name, because of the fashion aspect made Fiat think "we'll slap it on everything and it will hopefully sell to the fashion conscious side of the market still

What next, the Fiat rival to the 6 wheeled Merc G Wagon? The 500VI? Maybe a double decker version to rival the Routmaster? The 500DD? They could even do a special edition where all the seats have cupholders and call it the 500 Double D cup

They'd all have as much to do with the 500 name as the 500X or 500L (which should have been called the 600 Multipla, and yes i will forever be sore about that being a traditionalist )
With regards to the Grande, I'm with mrcinquecento. They called it the Grande Punto because they wanted to highlight the fact it was very spacious inside, and they didn't want it to be seen as just being a cheap runaround, which is the reputation the mk1 and mk2 had, despite being the best superminis you could buy.
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With regards to the 500x, it's a "crossover" so therefore, deeply uncool.
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I think it's cool.

Also very clever marketing: building the Renegade and 500x on the same platform. They're both very different crossovers.
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Re: FIAT 500x

It's apparently an impressive car to drive (on and off-road), and looks better in the metal. I'm reserving judgement until I see one.

Should be one to poke around at Stanford Hall if we haven't seen it before.
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The pictures at the top of the page are for the "city" look model - last time I saw a car badged as city it was a mini metro!

The crossover/awd/4x4 model looks much better in pictures than the ubiquitous KashKow and at least has offroad capability. 25k though ouch!
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Will be bought by social workers and local council employees who think they're cool and go on holiday in yurts so that they can post it on facebook and look interesting.
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as funny as that statement was and i agree with the sentiment.. yurts are cool!! If you must go camping its pretty hard to beat a yurt
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Wasn't too keen on these - still thought they were cool, but ya'know. Saw one today in the flesh. or metal... and i must admit it looked really smart.
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Would just like to point out that the 500 name got milked in the past as well... see how many '500 something' fiat made between the 1960 - 1980, you'll be amazed.

That said... I agree that 500X is a crap name
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as funny as that statement was and i agree with the sentiment.. yurts are cool!! If you must go camping its pretty hard to beat a yurt
I'm allergic to camping so unless premier inn start doing yurts i'll be staying well away....
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lol, each to their own of course... Think i would prefer a decent sorted yurt over a premier inn myself (so long as i don't have to build the thing)
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