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  Italy has inspired some of the greatest stories ever told. With your help, we’re merely adding to the collection. We love to hear your fondest FIAT® memories, and we've gathered a few of our favorites. Don’t forget, you can share your FIAT story with us over in the FIAT Story Booth. Who knows? Maybe your story will be featured in our next batch of favorites. You can see some of our previous favorites click here! Donna Marsh

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.

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