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Re: How many Fiats have you had?

126,126, Uno, Strada, x19, Panda, Bravo, Stilo,Stilo, Uno,
Punto, Grande Punto, and back to Panda. That's 13; originally because they could be fixed by an Italian blacksmith , unfortunately no longer true. Never had much trouble till car 13, then broken springs, faulty EGR valve , Dualogic problems. I suppose ,on the whole they were reasonable cars until the EU started regulating everything. Sorry Fiat, but after 30 years I'll be moving on to another manufacturer.
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2002 - New Punto 1.2 black
2003 - New Sporting Punta silver ( sons car)
2004 - New Stilo Silver

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1997 - BMW Z3 green
2003 - BMW 320i silver
2008 - Mercedes C220 cdi sport blue

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2007 - Panda elegance gold
2013 - 500L lounge red
2015 - 500X Cross Plus red

Had stack of motors prior to my first Fiat so many I've lost count.
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In order Fiat 128 . Fiat 131 . Fiat fiorino van had two of them .countless fiat 127 s.Fiat 127 sport .Fiat uno .Then in 1991 I bought a Fiat Tipo 1.4 DGT .25 years on and I still have it .Also have another Tipo as a long term project. Fiat punto mk1.Fiat grande punto .and my Dailey driver is a 2003 Fiat Doblo van and my wife drives Fiat Punto evo.my love affair with Fiats has now spaned over 30 years since I was 17 .
Totally forgot the blue Fiat Strada .
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2015 - Fiat Panda 2005 1.2 Dynamic

Second car I've ever owned, favourite I've ever driven (other than test driving some of the new ones at the dealer ;-) )

I'd love my next / future car to be a Panda top spec or even a 500 if the Panda doesn't get cruise control by then. we're talking 5 years so who knows!

Alternatively, if I end up with a family I'd get a 500L as I don't mind them.

If I come to a lot of money or a decent living I'd have a combo of a Panda Pop (basic) and a 124 Spider or 500X but complex cars aren't really my interest.

Think I'll stay loyal to Fiat given the sheer satisfaction I get from the Panda so far until the day (if) it ever comes that my Fiat lets me down.
A woman will let you down, a Fiat won't .
If I came into a lot of money I would buy a massive garage and fill it full of old Fiats ,the old cars are by far the best .I could have one for every day of the week.
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A woman will let you down, a Fiat won't .
If I came into a lot of money I would buy a massive garage and fill it full of old Fiats ,the old cars are by far the best .I could have one for every day of the week.
I second that: if I won the lottery, I'd save as many Fiats (mainly Puntos and Pandas if I'm honest!) as I could from the scrapyards!
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Family Fiats...

S-Reg 132 1600
W-Reg 132 2000 Bellini

Mum now got 500 sport 1.2 (silver)
Sister now got 500 Lounge 1.2
Sister had:
Alfa 33 Green Cloverleaf (Silver, crashed and scrapped)
Alfa 156 1.8 (Silver, crashed and scrapped)

Me...
Lancia Delta 1300 (ok not a true Fiat) - crashed and replaced by:
1984 Supermirafiori 1400 TC (German)
K-Reg Panda 1000 CLX
M-Reg Tipo 1.4 ieS (Blue, still got it)
M-Reg Tipo 1.4 ieS (Silver, crashed and scrapped)
Y-Reg Brava 1.2 Formula

All the silver cars have met an unfortunate end except (so far) my mum's 500, but there isn't an undamaged panel on it I think!
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Family Fiats...

S-Reg 132 1600
W-Reg 132 2000 Bellini
What was the difference between a 131 and a 132?
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I second that: if I won the lottery, I'd save as many Fiats (mainly Puntos and Pandas if I'm honest!) as I could from the scrapyards!
Great minds think alike , It breaks mt heart to see Fiats in a scrap yard .
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Great minds think alike , It breaks mt heart to see Fiats in a scrap yard .
I'll quite cheerfully watch (relatively!) modern fords, vauxhalls, hondas, nissans, and rovers, etc get completely destroyed on the banger track, but I hate the thought of Fiats dying. In fact, I really wish I could have my old Punto mk2b and my parents old mk2 back, fully restore them, and keep them safe somewhere.
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I'd hate to see my Panda ever in a scrap yard. If God forbid some thing should ever happen that requires its early retirement I was thinking I'd try to keep a part of it forever as a memory... Steering wheel, seat maybe..

* bonus question*
What would you keep or wish you had kept as a relic of your old Fiat?
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Respect to everyone who has already posted above. That is a pretty cool list of Fiat cars that have been owned by you all!

I am only on my first Fiat - a new Punto 1.2 (although my dad did have a Fiat 128 saloon which was followed by a Fiat Strada when I was small) but there is something about it that has me hooked!

I would love to find an older Fiat as a project and save it from the great scrapyard in the sky. Just got to work out what would be top of the wishlist.... and affordable!
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I'd hate to see my Panda ever in a scrap yard. If God forbid some thing should ever happen that requires its early retirement I was thinking I'd try to keep a part of it forever as a memory... Steering wheel, seat maybe..

* bonus question*
What would you keep or wish you had kept as a relic of your old Fiat?
I'm quite happy with the pictures and the memories tbh.
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I sold my Fiat 127 special in the 1980s for 200, one has appeared on e bay as a barn find not much different to the one I had and the bidding was over 3,000 last time I looked , if only I had a barn in the 1980 s and kept all my old cars I would be worth a fortune .
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I'd hate to see my Panda ever in a scrap yard. If God forbid some thing should ever happen that requires its early retirement I was thinking I'd try to keep a part of it forever as a memory... Steering wheel, seat maybe..

* bonus question*
What would you keep or wish you had kept as a relic of your old Fiat?
I would have kept my Fiat strada 65CL these cars never lasted more than 6 years , they were rusting in the first year of ownership so I dont think you will see any in the uk again, having said that though a Strada arbarth has appeared on e bay but its over 10,000.
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Respect to everyone who has already posted above. That is a pretty cool list of Fiat cars that have been owned by you all!

I am only on my first Fiat - a new Punto 1.2 (although my dad did have a Fiat 128 saloon which was followed by a Fiat Strada when I was small) but there is something about it that has me hooked!

I would love to find an older Fiat as a project and save it from the great scrapyard in the sky. Just got to work out what would be top of the wishlist.... and affordable!
If you have a earlier model 1.2 punto take a look under the bonnet , earlier models had the windscreen scuttle drain tipping water out on top of the brake servo and water will also enter into the footwell, later models have a bent pipe so the water misses the brake serve.
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