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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #1
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Hello from a newbie to Fiat

Hi All,

I'm thinking about buying a 1970's Fiat 500L simply because they look FUN.
I use to own a 1978 VW Bus so I am familiar with air cooled engines and "the people's car" concept. In fact, I still have all my tools from the Bus.

So my questions are:
1) what should I be looking for in a used Fiat 500L in regards to issues, problems and hacks
2) How are they in snow?
3) How warm are they in a New England winter (my bus wasn't warm at all - again - air cooled problems)
4) anyone ever put a bicycle rack on it - how?
5) I'm in the New York area through April and then I'd be driving it to California. Any issues on registering them in California?

Here is me next to one I'm looking at. By the way, I do need to take my shoes off to drive it. Feet are size 14EE
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Re: Hello from a newbie to Fiat

Hm, I have never seen any 'classic 500L' discussion here, I guess you have to look for a classic car forum ...

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Re: Hello from a newbie to Fiat

The 500L is a people carrier (soccer mum van) here this side of the pond. You need to be in 500 classic section.

btw, the heater in the 500 works ok, its not having to heat the volume of a bus.

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Re: Hello from a newbie to Fiat

oops, my bad. I thought this is where newbies post their first post.
Reposted to the classic section. Thanks
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