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Fiat was founded in Turin Italy in 1899, producing 24 cars in 1900. After an initial struggle after WW1 they recovered by launching a variety of models. Fiat continued to grow and today also has ownership in Chrysler, Maserati, Alfa Romeo and Ferrari. In Australia the Fiat is distributed by Ateco who recently removed all but the 500 from its lineup.

Fiat Reviews

Destination Drive: Climbing the Giant of Provence in the Fiat 500X

Destination Drive: Put simply, this is something you can do in any car. Whether you’re excited about your new car and are looking for inspiration, or whether you regularly hit the road and cruise around, this series is for the love of driving and to provide ideas for those occasions when you want to enjoy your car and the places it can take you...

2016 Fiat 500X Lounge Review

Cheap and cheery? Well.. cheery at least. The Fiat 500X Lounge SUV asks a premium price, but is it a premium option?

A retro ramble around Sydney in the Fiat 500C Lounge

The Fiat 500 has been taken to with a comb full of Brylcreem for MY16 and when the new Fiat 500C arrived in the CarAdvice garage, it got us feeling a bit nostalgic. Its makeover may appear subtle, and therefore the analogical equivalent of popping a bit of product in your hair, but the little Fiat has retained that distinct charm and old-school style that still serves to conjure up memories of days gone by...

2016 Fiat 500C Lounge Review

The 2016 Fiat 500 is hands down the best example of modern retro in the automotive world. The Volkswagen Beetle flopped and the Mini has grown too big.

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Fiat Videos

Fiat Fullback Ute : 2016 Geneva Motor Show

The Fiat Fullback ute, which is based on the Mitsubishi Triton, is designed to go head-to-head with the Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger and Volkswagen Amarok, amongst others. Visually the differences between the Triton and Fullback centre on the Fiat’s new grille and bumper arrangement, new alloy wheels, and its extra lashings of chrome around the sills...

2016 Fiat 500X review : Indian Wells, USA

If you’ve always loved the funky styling of the Fiat 500, and who doesn’t, but you need more space, then this is the car for you. This the Fiat 500X – the only Italian entrant into one of Australia’s most crowded vehicle segments. And just like its Fiat 500 baby brother, the X will definitely stand out from the crowd...

2016 Fiat 124 Design Interview with Felix Kilbertus : 2015 LA Auto Show

Tony Crawford talks to Felix Kilbertus, Head of Exterior Design at FIAT, about the design of the Fiat 124.  ...

2016 Fiat 124 Walkaround : 2015 LA Auto Show

James Ward and Tony Crawford take a look at the new Fiat 124, as former owners and admirers of the model line.  ...

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Fiat Comparisons

Mazda CX-3 Akari v Fiat 500X Pop Star: Comparison review

You want to join the growing army of people moving into small crossover SUVs, but you aren’t necessarily the sensible family type. You want something a little more style-focused. What do you buy? For prospective buyers at this end of town — maybe trading up from their little city car into something bigger, or downsizing from something larger and more practical — there are two options that come to mind...

Large van comparison: Fiat Ducato v Ford Transit v Mercedes-Benz Sprinter v Renault Master

Big white vans may seem bland to the majority of road users on the market, but these ubiquitous boxes on wheels are the lifeblood of thousands of businesses across Australia. Removalists, courier companies, stevedores and provedores use large vans such as these on a daily basis, so we’ve assembled four of the big players in the market to see which is our pick in terms of practicality, performance and payload...

Light Van Comparison : Fiat Doblo v Renault Kangoo v Suzuki APV v Volkswagen Caddy

What’s the cheapest way to get into a new van? Here are four examples, from four different nations, for your consideration. For about the price of an entry-level small-segment hatchback, you can clamber into a new Italian Fiat Doblo (actually made in Turkey), French Renault Kangoo or German Volkswagen Caddy (Polish built)...

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Fiat News

CarAdvice Podcast episode 12: Focus RS drift mode condemned, Pokémon Go, Mazda3 revealed, and much more

Welcome to episode 12 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric is joined by Mike Costello to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...

Medium van sales are booming right now

The medium-sized van segment grew faster, in percentage terms, than any other part of the new vehicle market in the first half of 2016. According to VFACTS industry data, the Vans/CC 2.5-3.5-tonne segment shot up 21.4 per cent over the same period last year, to 10,480 sales in total (giving it a little under 2 per cent of the overall new vehicle market)...

Fiat Argentina withdraws sexist handbook from new cars

A sexist booklet supplied with new Fiat vehicles in Argentina has been withdrawn after an online outcry and criticism from women's rights groups that it was misogynistic. According to Associated Press, the "Good Use Handbook" was distributed along with the operating manual in new Fiat cars sold in Argentina...

2017 Fiat 500S detailed

With the new Fiat 500S is about to go on sale in Europe, the Italian-American car maker has provided more details about the latest addition to the 500 range. Fiat is positioning the 500S as a sportier-looking alternative to the rest of the 500 range. Externally the 500S is distinguished by unique front and rear bumpers, a honeycomb grille, and a chrome-plated exhaust tip...

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Fiat Owner Reviews

2015 Fiat Panda Lounge Review

I bought my Fait Panda as a city runabout, a job that it performs really well. The twin air turbo motor is a real torquey engine and is able to get you away from the lights as quickly as engines four times the size. The interior is very spacious, I'm 193cm tall and have plenty of head and leg room in the drivers seat, the back seat is pretty flat and unsupportive but as the back seat is only used for short city trips, it's not an issue for me...

2013 Fiat Freemont Lounge Review

We first chose this car because it was one of the newest family friendly wagon on the market. Its price and features were very competitive at that time compared to Other 7 seaters cars offered. We were attracted by its advertising price. Its has the built in booster seats and lots of storage space which are plus for family with young children...

2013 Fiat Panda Review

Meet the Panda. It's a simple, functional, no nonsense kind of car. That's why I bought one. We'll start with the basics. I opted for the tried and tested 1.2 litre FIRE engine. I figured that if Fiat have been using this powerplant in most models since the mid 1980's, it can't be half bad. The 8-valve unit makes a modest 52 kilowatts of power with 102 newton metres of torque...

2014 Fiat 500 Review

All cars have their weaknesses, even when they're newly-released class benchmarks. As the years roll by and competitors relentlessly release new models, these weaknesses only become increasingly magnified. This is bad news for the Fiat 500S that I'm reviewing here – a car that has now been on the market for eight long years...

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