The car in my garage no longer fit my life when I first received the brochure from FIAT with all the little stickers. My boys are grown and no longer need rides to and from football practice. I rented one on a vacation to Florida as a prolonged test drive and fell in absolute LOVE! I tooled around the ocean strip and took to the highways with the little beast, enjoying every moment. When I got home I went to the dealership and the only questions I had were what color and what would I name it?
Meet my Oliva Verde baby named Nando! For me, it started in Fort Lauderdale. Nando is a sweet FIAT 500 Lounge, and I keep him in tip-top shape. Best car EVER!Debbie Martin
My dad reminded me often of how much he loved driving a FIAT when he was stationed with the air force in Naples, Italy, during the 1950s while he was still a teenager. When he saw the new FIAT return to the United States, he hoped to have the chance to take a test drive and relive some of his wonderful memories of his time in Italy.
Unfortunately, he passed away in October of 2012 before he had the chance to make this a reality. He mentioned on several occasions that, when I went car shopping again, I must check out the FIAT. I wish I had done that before he passed away. It has been on my mind lately, and my husband and I plan to drive and hopefully own a FIAT of our own soon. I know this would honor my dad’s memory and I would think of him every time I get behind the wheel!Siobahn Eaton
I loved the new FIAT 500. Every time I saw one drive by I would yell “FIAT!” and my boyfriend would laugh. Then, during the Big Game in 2012, where the Abarth commercial was shown, I WAS IN LOVE. Being the practical person I am, I would dream about getting one but was hesitant because at the time I viewed it as more for fun not practicality.
My boyfriend was all for it and encouraged me. I put it out to the universe to give me a sign on whether I should or not. We went to a restaurant the next day only to find the whole wall was covered in old FIAT advertisements from the ’50s! While that should have been enough, I was still not convinced. Then I got a fortune cookie: “Something on 4 wheels will soon be a fun investment for you!” Okay that’s a sign! I custom ordered mine and had to learn to drive stick! I LOVE every day with my Abarth.Do you have a FIAT story of your own? Share it with us!