Maintenance costs on the Fiat, estimated at $125, are 53% higher in the first year than they are for the Camry. Though the gap narrows over five years, the Fiat still will suck more maintenance costs than the Camry. Repairs are more problematic for the Fiat, too.Apr 13, 2012
The slim lineup continues to dwindle as the Italian automaker announces it will discontinue both the Fiat 500L and the Fiat 124 Spider in the US after the 2020 model year. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group are rushing to finalize their merger, which would create the fourth-largest automaker in the world.Dec 23, 2020
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The original Fiat 500 scored a maximum five-star safety rating in Euro NCAP crash tests back in 2007. But when the updated model was tested in 2017, it could only manage three out of five stars, with worryingly low 66% and 49% scores for adult and child occupant protection respectively.
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Ferrari shares are now trading on the Italian stock exchange, after the Fiat Chrysler group distributed its 80% stake in the supercar manufacturer over the weekend. The powerful Agnelli family that founded Fiat is still Ferrari’s largest shareholder, though, with 24% of stock.Jan 4, 2016
In a recent Telegraph survey of the best brands for reliability, Fiat came an impressive 12th, with 112 problems per 100 vehicles. This is up from 18th the previous year. ReliabilityIndex also rank Fiat pretty highly at 15th with a reliability index of 99. This is better than the industry average.
The brand had a reputation for poor quality, and Fiat pulled out of North America in 1983. It wasn’t until 2009, when a bankrupt Chrysler needed help and Fiat took a 20 percent stake in the struggling American automaker, that plans were made to bring the Fiat brand back across the ocean.May 7, 2020
Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino The acronym F.I.A.T. stands for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, but the name FIAT means so much more. Founded in 1899, over the years the Turin-based company has become a symbol of Italy’s technological and creative enterprise, which have changed the country and the history of global mobility forever.