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Old 02-04-2016   #31
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Nope, it's too late. I don't like you now. :P
Hey, I overlooked the fact that your list (a) didn't include a Tipo (shame on you) and (b) included the new, Korea inspired Panda (double shame on you).

Even so, I still like you @puntofan01
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Hey, I overlooked the fact that your list (a) didn't include a Tipo (shame on you) and (b) included the new, Korea inspired Panda (double shame on you).

Even so, I still like you @puntofan01
Lol! What makes you say the new Panda is Korea inspired?

And I was only joking, you're not a bad old chap really.
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@puntofan01 - phew!

New Panda seems very un-Fiat to me... The bulgy lines have a sort of Hyundai feel to my jaded eyes. Plus, it's a known fact that all the best Fiats are, well, a bit boxy. And that's a good thing!
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@puntofan01 - phew!

New Panda seems very un-Fiat to me... The bulgy lines have a sort of Hyundai feel to my jaded eyes. Plus, it's a known fact that all the best Fiats are, well, a bit boxy. And that's a good thing!
Not really. To me personally, it looks an updated version of the previous model. Plus it has a neat, funky interior: very Fiat like, not very hyundai.
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To be fair, I've never got close enough to one to see the interior, @puntofan01

It's never in the top 10 either way... My 2p is all...
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Fair enough, lol!
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Re: THE BEST FIAT EVER

Age will always reveal itself, but who cares? Here's my choice

1) 600 multipla ( 1960's)
2) 850 sport & spider
3) 124 (twin cam & spider
4) Panda 4x4 (classic & new)
5) Croma (original)
6) X1/9
7) 2300 coupe
8) 500/126
9) seicento sporting
10) Tipo 16v
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In no particular order:
S76
130
124
Topolino
127
Uno
Croma
124 Spider
131 Mirafiori
128

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The 2004 Panda has to be up there with the best. Reliable, great value, class leading in its time & surely responsible for saving Fiat from ruin a long time before the new 500 arrived.

In 2004 the range consisted of a poor selling Stilo, poor selling Multipla, a Doblo, and a Punto which was a few years through its life span. The Panda appealed to the public and the motoring press almost universally. The 500 has surely raked in loads of cash for Fiat, but would Fiat have had the money to develop the 500 had it not been for the 2004 Panda sales? I'm not sure.

Other favourites including the Mk1 & Mk2 Bravo for just quietly & reliably getting on with the job without the limelight of more popular Fiats. The Mk2 Punto for great styling & sales success & the Multipla for taking the rule book & ripping it to shreds.
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My top5:
At 1, without a doubt: fiat500(classic), you must have probably owned one to know how utterly briliant this car is...
2: fiat Uno
3: fiat 600 multipla
4: fiat 8v (by michelotto/vignale or zagato), no ons mentioned this ons before?, 1100tv Allemano is also good for its looks
5: the beast (s76)
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The 2004 Panda has to be up there with the best. Reliable, great value, class leading in its time & surely responsible for saving Fiat from ruin a long time before the new 500 arrived.

In 2004 the range consisted of a poor selling Stilo, poor selling Multipla, a Doblo, and a Punto which was a few years through its life span. The Panda appealed to the public and the motoring press almost universally. The 500 has surely raked in loads of cash for Fiat, but would Fiat have had the money to develop the 500 had it not been for the 2004 Panda sales? I'm not sure.

Other favourites including the Mk1 & Mk2 Bravo for just quietly & reliably getting on with the job without the limelight of more popular Fiats. The Mk2 Punto for great styling & sales success & the Multipla for taking the rule book & ripping it to shreds.
I must confess to having never driven 1 at this point, but the Pandas still have something about them. It's hard to put your finger on, but there's this colossal charm they have.

For me personally, the Punto mk2 is a beautiful car in its own right. For a cheap, mass produced supermini to look that good (and to still look good over 16 years later!) is an excellent achievement.
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Got to be the FIAT Coupe!
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Got to be the FIAT Coupe!
Fiat Coupé probably has one of the funnest engines ever from Fiat.. 5 cylinders


Best Fiat? The Panda 169 models (2003-12)
I own one, and having had a great experience as well as everyone in the Panda section with advice etc it has the whole package. Plus as some have said, saved Fiat from possible bankruptcy!

Had the little 1.3 Multijet, probably the best small diesel engine in the world?!
The reliable FIRE engine choices too, probably considered slow as hell but simple to work on and VERY reliable I hear...and if you ask me, I'd say in a little Panda it's pretty spritely.

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