I've been a huge fan of the new Fiat 500 since their release a few years ago. You see them all over Europe and now they're becoming a common site in California as well. It was only a matter of time before sucomed to the lure
A true cross cultural effort, the of the design engines made by Chrysler in Detroit, built in Toluca Mexico, but for some reason I prefer to think of it as Italian. Over two feet longer, and 700 pounds heavier than my Smart Car, it feels a world apart in solid road handling and build quality.
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right failures. What works what doesn't.
Is it pretty but dumb? Ugly but still
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