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Old 16-04-2015   #1
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Well us Brits will be getting it in just a few months.

It's a pretty big change from the usual 500 range, going for the upper classes this time, haha.

Question is though, is it cool?
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Re: FIAT 500x

i didn't see the photo before i voted, in that colour they are seriously uncool, but red or white ones are cool.

don't compare it to a 500 compare it to the C4 Cactus
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Uncool.

It's trying too hard to be something it isn't and cashing in on a "cool" name in the process.
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Uncool.

It's trying too hard to be something it isn't and cashing in on a "cool" name in the process.
what is it trying to be? the grande punto and the others after cashed in on the punto name when they are nothing like the mk1 or mk2, the new 500 cashed in on the old 500 name when its about 10 times the size, so using the same name thing has been going on for years and worked so why change it.
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what is it trying to be? the grande punto and the others after cashed in on the punto name when they are nothing like the mk1 or mk2, the new 500 cashed in on the old 500 name when its about 10 times the size, so using the same name thing has been going on for years and worked so why change it.
It's trying to be a (giant) 500 for starters. It;s trying to be "cool" by doing so.

I don't think the grande was cashing in on the punto name, for starters the punto name wasn't "cool" or "fashionable". It was Fiats car for the segment, the Grande replaced it in that segment. Yes it was bigger, but they at least made the name fit.

The 500 name is because it became a fashion brand.

The 500, historically is a cheap, basic city car. The remake is not cheap, or basic for that matter, but the fact it harks back to the original looks wise and by todays standards of huge cars is now a small car too, so makes it fine. Then cashing in on the success by making a range of 500's that have bugger all to to with the 500 in either looks (grafting a face onto anything does not count), size or philosophy is a sell out of the Fiat 500 name.

The 500 name, because of the fashion aspect made Fiat think "we'll slap it on everything and it will hopefully sell to the fashion conscious side of the market still

What next, the Fiat rival to the 6 wheeled Merc G Wagon? The 500VI? Maybe a double decker version to rival the Routmaster? The 500DD? They could even do a special edition where all the seats have cupholders and call it the 500 Double D cup

They'd all have as much to do with the 500 name as the 500X or 500L (which should have been called the 600 Multipla, and yes i will forever be sore about that being a traditionalist )
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What next, the Fiat rival to the 6 wheeled Merc G Wagon? The 500VI? Maybe a double decker version to rival the Routmaster? The 500DD? They could even do a special edition where all the seats have cupholders and call it the 500 Double D cup
I'm hyped already.
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but the fact it harks back to the original looks wise and by todays standards of huge cars is now a small car too, so makes it fine.
It looks more like a nissan micra than the original 500, the engine isn't even in the right end.
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Micras though, they are in the aston fridge, k11 especialy
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as long as every single one of the New 500 range, apart from the Arbarth, ends up in the Un-Cool or Seriously Un-Cool bit I will be happy!


they should have thought of a new name. I mean really 500L 7 seater??? F OFF!!!! fiat!!!


the only two versions of the 500 I actually agree with are the twinair and the arbarth. now they are two Aston Cool cars!!!
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my main beef with the new 500 range is that its got 500 in its name.. Jesus, milk it much? Just not small, just not 500's
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but the new 500 isnt small, park one next to my croma and its taller
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i never said it was small - no such thing as a new small car anymore, they don't exist. The seicento is like the last properly small car (in terms of fiat anyway)
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I'm trying to think of a decent small car that came after the Sei from any marque.


Ford KA?? nope it was horrible in every way.
Lupo??? expesive and characterless and bigger than a Sei.
Smart ForTwo, lets not go there.
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i don't think there is one really... not in the UK market.
Only really japanese kei cars, of which there is quite a few good'uns
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that vw up thing small?
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