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Regularly checking the fluids under the bonnet can help keep your car in top shape and you could pick up major problems early. In this DIY video Tegan Lawson takes you through the basics, checking the oil, brake fluid, coolant, washer fluid and power steering fluid...

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Fiat 500: next-generation styling will be evolutionary, not revolutionary
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Fiat 500: next-generation styling will be evolutionary, not revolutionary

The next version of the Fiat 500 will feature styling revisions, but it won’t push the boundaries of styling, according to the company’s head of European design, Roberto Giolito. Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2014 Paris motor show, Giolito expressed his intent to keep up with the times, yet maintain true to the original – and the current – 500 model...


Fiat to expand Abarth with speedy 500X
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Fiat to expand Abarth with speedy 500X

Fiat will increase its presence in the performance arena through its Abarth sub-brand, with the Italian company suggesting the new Fiat 500X model will spawn a go-fast variant. Fiat head of European design Roberto Giolito told CarAdvice that Abarth cannot be limited only to the 500 hatchback with its 595 derivatives. “The Abarth vision is not only based on 500s...


2015 Fiat 500X details revealed
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2015 Fiat 500X details revealed

The 2015 Fiat 500X has made its debut at the 2014 Paris motor show, with the high-riding hatch to be offered in two different trim levels: One more "metropolitan" and the other "ideal for leisure". Fiat says the city-slicker version of the 500X is more style-focused, designed to "win over young, dynamic and metropolitan customers"...


Fiat 500X spotted camouflage free on an Italian street
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Fiat 500X spotted camouflage free on an Italian street

A forum user has posted a photo of an undisguised Fiat 500X on an Italian street around half-a-month ahead of its scheduled public debut. The photo was shared by a user on the message boards run by Italian motoring website Quattroruote (Four Wheels). Given the recent video teaser released by Fiat, earlier spy photos and images of the 500X's naked body shell, there are few reasons to doubt the authenticity and accuracy of this photo...


2015 Fiat 500 Review
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2015 Fiat 500 Review

Think Italian style on a city car budget and you’d pretty much have the spanking new 2015 Fiat 500 cornered. With an entry-level, drive away price of $17,000, the latest ‘Series 3’ ‘Cinquecento’ (500 in Italian) remains as cute and quirky as it has been since it debuted in 1957...

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$17,000 to $41,000

2015 Fiat 500: Pricing and specifications
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2015 Fiat 500: Pricing and specifications

The updated ‘Series 3’ 2015 Fiat 500 city car has arrived in Australia with some cosmetic tweaks and a gleaming new TFT digital instrument display, but you’ll pay more for the privilege.  Now starting at $17,000 driveaway for the entry Pop variant (pictured below), the retro bubble car is $3000 pricier than it was when it was re-launched here 14 months ago by new factory distributor Fiat Chrysler Australia at $14k, and $2000 more than its revised $15k price announced in April this year...


Fiat 500: Almost 4000 city cars recalled over wiring defect
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Fiat 500: Almost 4000 city cars recalled over wiring defect

Almost 4000 Fiat 500 city cars have been recalled in Australia to correct a defect with the wiring in the vehicles’ dashboards. The recall affects an estimated 3869 Fiat 500s produced between 2010 and 2014 – approximately three quarters of all 500s sold in Australia over that period...


2014 Fiat 500 : Pop base model now $17,000 driveaway
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2014 Fiat 500 : Pop base model now $17,000 driveaway

The tiny Fiat 500 city car that will be updated in just a few weeks' time in Australia will bring with it a huge price hike for the Pop base model. When the Italian brand was handed over from its previous distributor to an in-house arrangement in June 2013, Fiat Chrysler Australia announced sharp pricing for the entry-level Fiat 500 Pop of just $14,000 driveaway...


Fiat 500e: Sergio Marchionne says "I hope you don't buy it"
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Fiat 500e: Sergio Marchionne says "I hope you don't buy it"

The Fiat 500e may be a technological showcase for the brand but it is also a money-losing machine according to company CEO Sergio Marchionne The outspoken Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chief has gone as far as to discourage prospective buyers from purchasing the electric city car - which is currently only sold in California and is priced at US$32,300 ($35,000) before incentives - because each car loses the company about $14,000...


Best Cars for P-Platers: city car options

Best Cars for P-Platers: city car options

Learning to drive is one of the most eagerly anticipated rites of passage for any young adult. Freedom, fun and adventure are all finally within reach and getting the keys to your first car is something you’ll never forget. Choosing the right first car is vital. The statistics are scary: P-platers are the highest risk group when it comes to road crashes, particularly in the first six months...

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$18,290

Best Cars for P-Platers: We take a look at four of the best options for city driving
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Best Cars for P-Platers: We take a look at four of the best options for city driving

It's something you'll never forget. Getting your license and getting behind the wheel of your first car. There are so many options and for young drivers it can be overwhelming. We asked a group of L-Platers and P-Platers, doing a Driver Dynamics training day, to give us their thoughts on 4 small cars.


Fiat 500 and Freemont Tricolore special edition models added to local line-up
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Fiat 500 and Freemont Tricolore special edition models added to local line-up

Say "Ciao" to the new Fiat Freemont Tricolore and Fiat 500 Tricolore special edition models, which have arrived on sale in Australia. The new Fiat Freemont and 500 limited edition Tricolore (tri-colour) models are said to bring "more than $1500 worth of extras" at no extra cost, as well as quite obviously honouring the red, white and green of the Italian flag...


Fiat Panda, Punto and 500 prices change as part of Italian city car shuffle
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Fiat Panda, Punto and 500 prices change as part of Italian city car shuffle

Driveaway prices for the entry-level versions of the Fiat Panda, Punto and 500 city cars have been shuffled as part of a range re-think. Until recently the stylish Fiat 500 hatch was the starting point in the range, priced from $14,000 driveaway, with the Punto ($16,000 driveaway) sitting between it and the Panda ($16,500)...


Fiat 500 : Italian city car to get new six-speed auto in US; not for Oz
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Fiat 500 : Italian city car to get new six-speed auto in US; not for Oz

A new six-speed automatic transmission will be the highlight of the updated US-bound Fiat 500 range when it makes its New York auto show debut next week. Australia will miss out on the new self-shifting gearbox, however...


Renault Twingo 'copied' Fiat 500, says former Fiat executive
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Renault Twingo 'copied' Fiat 500, says former Fiat executive

Outspoken Italian businessman Lapo Elkann has accused the new Renault Twingo of copying the design of the Fiat 500. Elkann, who is the former marketing manager of Fiat and brother of current Fiat chairman John Elkann, called on Renault to “stop the cheating” in a Facebook post with images of the 500 and a rendering of a new-generation Twingo...


2014 Fiat 500 revealed with new Cult flagship variant
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2014 Fiat 500 revealed with new Cult flagship variant

The 2014 Fiat 500 has been revealed with a new top-of-the-range Cult variant. The Italian brand's city car introduces a range of changes, including updated interiors with new alloy wheel designs, new seats, new fabric choices inside the cabin, and a new 7.0-inch instrument display panel with digital speedometer and multimode functionality for Eco and Sport settings...


Fiat 500 : La Petite Robe Noire special edition revealed
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Fiat 500 : La Petite Robe Noire special edition revealed

The little black dress just got a touch cuter, thanks to the latest Fiat 500 special edition. The Italian car maker has teamed up with French perfume brand Guerlain for the limited edition Fiat 500 La Petite Robe Noire ("the little black dress") model. Oddly enough, it's offered in two colours - Funk White and Crossover Black...


Fiat 500L Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Fiat 500L Review

The Fiat 500L is a proper spacious five-seater that blends elements of a city-friendly vehicle and a compact SUV. In many ways the Fiat 500L mimics its Mini rival by taking what was originally a small car (Mini Cooper/Fiat 500) and creating larger and more family-friendly variants (Mini Countryman/Fiat 500L)...


Fiat 500L under serious consideration for Australia
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Fiat 500L under serious consideration for Australia

The Fiat 500L is under serious consideration for the Australian market as Fiat looks to further expand its local model line-up following a year that's seen the brand's sales grow by almost 600 percent. The Fiat 500L will likely head to Australia in 2015 after the standard 500 range gets updated around the middle of next year...


Fiat 500 1957 Edition: vintage-styled city car revealed
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Fiat 500 1957 Edition: vintage-styled city car revealed

The Fiat 500 1957 Edition has been revealed in the US ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles auto show, celebrating the 57th anniversary of the Italian brand's original 1957 Nuova Cinquecento. Based on the 2014 Fiat 500 Lounge model, the new 500 1957 Edition features vintage styling cues inside and out...


2013 Fiat 500 Video Review
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2013 Fiat 500 Video Review

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Video comparison review: Fiat 500 v Mitsubishi Mirage v Nissan Micra v Volkswagen Up!

Video comparison review: Fiat 500 v Mitsubishi Mirage v Nissan Micra v Volkswagen Up!

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City car comparison: Fiat 500 v Mitsubishi Mirage v Nissan Micra v Volkswagen Up!
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City car comparison: Fiat 500 v Mitsubishi Mirage v Nissan Micra v Volkswagen Up!

They may not be the cars teenagers have pinned to their bedroom walls, but the Fiat 500, Mitsubishi Mirage, Nissan Micra and Volkswagen Up! are among the cheapest ways first-time drivers can get into a new car. Particularly when parents are often paying the bills, all four sub-light hatchbacks featured here cost $14,000 or less on the road, all are economical and all feature stability control and front and front-side airbags as standard...


Fiat 500: next-gen city car to grow around US customers
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Fiat 500: next-gen city car to grow around US customers

The next-generation Fiat 500 is set to be longer and wider than the current model as success in the US shapes the new car's design. The US became the Fiat 500's largest market last year, with 43,772 sales in the States outgunning the pint-sized Italian's 42,919 units in its home market...


Fiat 500 drops in on US surfers
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Fiat 500 drops in on US surfers

A trio of Fiat 500-inspired ‘personal watercrafts’ has been unveiled at the US Open of Surfing in California, as a part of the carmaker's efforts to increase its exposure in the US. Despite being Europe’s fourth largest car manufacturer, and owning a majority-share in Chrysler, Fiat is yet to successfully crack the US market...


Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio built from body art
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Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio built from body art

A new Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio has been built out of people for a new ad from the brand's North American division. More than a dozen female artists, models and contortionists have been painted, posed and photographed as a Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio for a new magazine ad that featured in the just released Body Issue of ESPN The Magazine – an annual edition...


Fiat 500L Trekking: off-road focus for extended city car
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Fiat 500L Trekking: off-road focus for extended city car

New details of the Fiat 500L Trekking have emerged, revealing a city car with genuine off-road intentions. First seen at last year’s Los Angeles auto show, the Fiat 500L Trekking order book has opened in the UK providing new information about its four-engine line-up, raised suspension and traction control system...


Fiat 500L Living: seven-seat 'Magic Purpose Wagon' revealed
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Fiat 500L Living: seven-seat 'Magic Purpose Wagon' revealed

The first official images of the seven-seat Fiat 500L Living have been released ahead of its world premiere in July. Claimed to be the most compact '5+2-seater' MPV in its segment, the Fiat 500L Living gains an additional third seating row over the standard 500L seen in 2012. Measuring 4350mm long, 1780mm wide and 1670mm high, the Living is 210mm longer, just as wide, and 10mm taller than the 500L...


Fiat 500 Gucci from $23,200
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Fiat 500 Gucci from $23,200

If you’ve got $23,200 and want something awfully unique as a city car, the Fiat 500 Gucci might just tick the box. Unashamedly Italian and with the unmistakable Gucci colours proudly covering the sides (hatchback) or roof (cabrio), the Fiat 500 Gucci is not likely to go out of fashion anytime soon...