Italian automotive manufacturer from Turin. Now stands alone in the Italian automotive industry, helping companies like Alfa Romeo and Lancia keep going by buying them up when on the brink of collapsing, forming what is now called the Fiat Group.
Fiat's car have traditionally had a reputation for being problematic, especially electricals. This in part is because as a nation, Italy was very poor after World War 2, and the public couldn't afford high quality cars, so quality control was almost non-existant.
The Panda in the 80s was a very popular little runaround, and was the real definition of a city car with its ultra low running costs.
After many years of constant jokes against the all round quality, as of mid 2000's, motoring experts are starting to warm more towards Fiat's cars. Now Fiat hopes to convince the public.
Driving a 1970's Fiat 128 is a fun game, because you cannot possibly predict what will go wrong next. The wipers could pack up, the engine could die or a panel might come loose.
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