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    Fiat 500X (Tipo 334) 2014-

    This is Fiatís answer to compact SUV wave that is raging in Europe.
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    500X is built in Melfi, Italy alongside the charismatic Jeep Renegade with which it shares its platform.
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    Prices start from Ä17,000 for entry-level FWD 1.6 petrol model and end at Ä31,000 for top-of-the-line 4x4 with 2.0 diesel mated to a 9-speed automatic.
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    500X is no hardcore off-roader of course, but it can hold it's own in the slippery stuff.
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    I have to say, although no fan of SUVs, this is a much more successful amalgamation of 500 bits over a body than the 500L MPV.

    By the way, added the start year to the thread title.
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    This is way, way better than the 500L. I quite like it. My wife just bought a Buick Encore and she loves the Renegade but didn't want to wait for it and when I showed her this she was bummed she hadn't waited for this either!

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    Reminds me of the model creep with the Mini. You start off with one and they start reproducing like cockroaches. I never like the Fiat 500, so contrary to everyone else's opinions, I hate them all equally.

    I don't think the car makes much sense- the Fiats tend to be overall unreliable, the original 500 is quite small and not very cheap either.

    Besides, I hate nearly all SUVs, big or small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R View Post
    Reminds me of the model creep with the Mini. You start off with one and they start reproducing like cockroaches.
    You are being a bit unfair to cockroach reproduction rate, don't you think?

    2007 - Fiat 500
    2012 - Fiat 500L
    2015 - Fiat 500X

    That's more like a panda breeding rate (no pun intended).

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    Well, there's also the canvas convertible thing and the bigger, 7 seater 500L. And apparently before 2016 they'll launch a 5 door hatchback version.

    But it is understandable. Much like BMW, Fiat is trying to milk the retro-chic cow as much as possible and it is bringing them nice healthy profits.

    I'm not a fan of retro, but for me the biggest problem is that (unlike the Mini) there is no brilliant saving grace dynamics. So instead of a 500 it's better to get a Panda.
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    I'm still puzzled why they didn't use the 600 plate for the larger ones. It would certainly stop us complaining about all the 500s cashing in on the cutesy image.
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    Probably for the same reason BMW didn't call the big Mini the Maxi.
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    Yea but no.
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