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Old 08-11-2012   #16
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You said it looked a bit 'fat' at the back. I expect that is because the track isn't wide enough for the body. This is one detail where cars can really fall down. The old Mini Metro suffered from the same fault because it was designed on an older chassis, and in fact the Citroesn DS fails here too - from the rear it too is a fat body on narrow wheels.
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I can because I usually drive like that with my normal 1.4 500 = ) Its really not a good engine for the city, you have to rev it to go anywhere, especially in a car as heavy (compared to the 500) as the 500 L!
No what I was getting at is you can't drive it to get the best economy, and drive it to see how fast it is at the same time, as one is going to affect the other
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No what I was getting at is you can't drive it to get the best economy, and drive it to see how fast it is at the same time, as one is going to affect the other

Well to push all that weight out of the lights, ( I don't even want to know how slow it would be with 5 people in the car + baggage in the big boot!!!) you need to rev it with that 16v 1.4. It is crazy underengined which means economy wont be so good naturally. I would say 30 mpg for a more normal driver (I got less than that). The car only had 50 km on the clock when I had it so maybe it needed some loosening up but I would seriously need double the power on that car to get anywhere, or at least a 150 hp turbo = ). I think this car would be better off with the 1.4 multiair turbo as Michael stated (the abarth engined one in the USA market, no way the yanks would drive something this slow!!)
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Oh and one thing more guys that I forgot to mention. Maybe its me, but I really don't like front wheel drive in big cars = (. This car handles well but even with the amazing suspension it still understeers much more than the normal 500 closer to the limit. I think this car would be better off on a 4 x 4 variant with some more power. That would make it a really nice car! 150 HP 1.4 Multiair 4 x 4 please FIAT!!!

The weight of the 1.4 500 L is about 1300 kgs so 300 more with the same engine... No wonder!
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It will come with 4x4, later, but at what price?
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