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Old 10-02-2011   #1
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Auto Italia magazine feature - Fiat automatics

Hi, Chris Rees from Auto Italia magazine here.
We're looking to run a feature on Fiats with automatic transmission, and we're trying to find owners with an automatic 500, Panda and Punto to take part in the feature.
It would involve gathering at a proving ground in Chobham, Surrey. Our intended date is Tuesday 22nd Feb.
If you're interested, please contact me at crrees@ntlworld.com
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none of them are proper autos. what about the croma?
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Many thanks for the Croma offer, but this feature is only looking at current Fiat automatics. Still searching for a Punto!
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punto isnt current
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I assume he means Punto Evo, in what way are they not proper auto's Dave?
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I presume he means they are Dualogic, etc - so not a proper auto gearbox with creep.
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I presume he means they are Dualogic, etc - so not a proper auto gearbox with creep.
feature should be called Fiat semi-automatics
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Can you drive a dualogic on an automatic license?
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Can you drive a dualogic on an automatic license?
strangely yes, even though you could have never been taught when and how to change gear. shouldn't be allowed imo
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Can you drive a dualogic on an automatic license?
Yes as it's not got a clutch pedal. I can't see how it's different to a conventional auto in the way of driving other than having no creep. No different to the Fiat Selecta Range back in the 90s.
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