When we think about Italian cars we think two brands, either Ferrari or Fiat. While both are now owned by a single group known as Fiat S.p.A, the brands are enormously different, almost opposites in their car makes, target crowd, intended purpose, etc. Fiat is known for their nimble and compact city cars and mini cars. They are the masters of making vehicles which are perfect to lug around in urban concrete jungles, where fuel efficiency and turn times matter more than power and design. Fiat is also one of the oldest car makers with their first auto-mobile made back in 1899.
There are very few brands which can recognize the importance of smaller, more economical cars and effectively mass produce some legendary models for the segment. Troubled with reliability issues in the 70s and 80s the once extremely popular brand had to leave many markets. After some significant improvements the Fiat brand is now working hard to regain its influence all over the world. However the company has a long way to go before it achieves its previous near monopoly dominance in budget and city-car segment.
The brand’s interest and excellence in mini car segment cannot be better described by anything other than the Fiat 127. Starting production in 1971 this car was a supermini which was loved by the masses of any country it was introduced in. Originally developed as a two door saloon(sedan), it was turned into a three door hatchback which characterized the 127 series 1 and 2. The series 3 was produced near the end of its production line in 1982 and featured a much broader and bolder look. However it was removed from mass production shortly thereafter in 1983. Regardless of its relatively short production lifespan, the idea of a mini hatchback was really appealing to many people and hence it managed to stay in the Top 50 list of best selling cars.
Fiat 500 is another mini car which is a not just a mass appealing legend, but also one of the most sold cars of all time. Its fun to drive and its fashionable. The Fiat 500 2014 model is considerably different than the first production model back in 1957. However, the design looks charming from both the inside and the outside, giving you a nice retro feel. Its small and agile making it perfect for city conditions. More importantly its very affordable giving a chance to a broad range of people to enjoy the experience. While you certainly won’t be in the spotlight for lugging this car in the urban jungle, the drive, along with the interiors will make a nice company, entertaining you and enhancing your experience significantly.
When you use a car often its bound to need some servicing and part replacements. And it would be very frustrating if your car won’t start and you need to get to work or run a quick errand. Since most ignition problems are related to the battery it would be best to check and possibly replace the fiat car battery so that you can have a reliable mode of transport around the city. If you are stranded with a dead battery in your fiat in any part of Australia all you have to do is call 1300 468 931 and we will come by and help you continue your journey smoothly.