AAH #203 – Fiat’s 500L: the Cavernous Compact

July 12th, 2013 at 11:36am

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Remember when you were a kid and went in a tent for the first time and were amazed by how big it looked inside? That’s what happens when you get in the Fiat 500L. You can’t believe how big it is. And tonight’s guest, Art Anderson, Chief Engineer of the car will be bringing one of those tent-sized 500Ls in-studio for us to check out. With 500 sales already catching up to the Mini brand, the L may just be the car that puts Fiat in the passing lane. And, as usual, the panel will be talking about the hottest topics going on in global automotive industry: Cadillac has killed its Ciel flagship, John McElroy has his impressions after a week with the Chevy Cruze diesel, and we’ll look at lessons from Lutz’s “Icons and Idiots.” Joining John in studio is co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Doug Guthrie of The Detroit News.

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One Comment to “AAH #203 – Fiat’s 500L: the Cavernous Compact”

  1. Jonathan Says:

    Great show. I truly enjoyed the guest Art Anderson. His passion was such that I just got back from test driving the Fiat Abarth.

    WHAT A FUN CAR! Really a wonderful driving experience. Truly pleasant and unique. Its easy to see how Fiat has garnered success in the American marketplace.

    The dealership in Ramsey NJ was quite accomodating and I enjoyed my time driving the vehicle.

    For 23 thousand a consumer can truly get a unique and sporting vehicle. I liked the steering position, the interior, the verve of the drive.

    I’m not selling my corvette C6 M6 Z51 or my cadillac CTS with AWD and 304hp yet I did for a few minutes consider adding it as a city car..

    For those who have never driven a stick shift this is a vehicle that is so easy to drive I wouldn’t give driving a manual a second thought.

    Very nice. Thank you for having the guest from Fiat on the show as it motivated me to go for a test drive on this beautiful day.

    Jonathan Brown