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Re: 500L crash test safety

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My milkfloat is safeish though

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I have no idea if it is correct or not but I have read somewhere (possibly on here) that the L's floor pan is derived from the Punto.



No idea if that is correct or not as said, given the L's wheelbase it seems a bit of a stretch (no pun intended)


The 500L is based on the Punto chassis the SCCS - which was produced in a short and long wheel base form.

The 2005 Grande Punto debuted the finished platform, however - the GM gamma platform was used as the starting point which underpinned the 2000 Corsa, and the gamma platform was actually derived from the original chassis that was used in the 80's Vauxhall Nova!!!!!

So rather than design a complete new chassis, they were adapted/ modified from the 80's Nova one....
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Re: 500L crash test safety

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The 500L is based on the Punto chassis the SCCS - which was produced in a short and long wheel base form.

The 2005 Grande Punto debuted the finished platform, however - the GM gamma platform was used as the starting point which underpinned the 2000 Corsa, and the gamma platform was actually derived from the original chassis that was used in the 80's Vauxhall Nova!!!!!

So rather than design a complete new chassis, they were adapted/ modified from the 80's Nova one....
Good post, explains a lot.

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Re: 500L crash test safety

How many yanks buy fiats?

I wouldn't think it will get re-engineered
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Re: 500L crash test safety

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How many yanks buy fiats?



I wouldn't think it will get re-engineered

About 50,000 a year apparently which isn't to be sniffed at, in addition fiat is a relative newcomer to the states and is trying to build the brand and reputation, sadly the current reputation is pretty poor in terms of reliability and build quality so adding safety 'issues' to the mix will only add to fiats current problems in America
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