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500ways
06-19-2013, 10:20 AM
La Cattiva is lurking! :smokin:


http://www.autoblog.com/2013/06/19/fiat-500-cattiva-on-the-way/

BigDaddySRT
06-19-2013, 10:33 AM
" The Cattiva is based on the middle-child 500 Turbo, and is essentially a trim-and-tape package, albeit a very attractive one. It includes rich 'Rame' (read: copper) paint with black trim, including 'Nero' gloss black light housings front and rear and a matching roof-mounted spoiler along with unique charcoal 16-inch alloys. Inside, changes are limited to a 'Matte Nero' instrument panel and trim, along with silver stitching on the black sport wheel and shift knob. No word on any improvements to the Turbo's 135-horsepower, 1.4-liter MultiAir four-cylinder, but at least that should keep the price from rising much above the standard 500T's $19,500 MSRP. As far as timing goes, we're thinking that this model won't be too far down the line after the company launches the 500L."

I think people are looking for more "Performance" from the 500T rather than just adding some matte finish here and there.

Seafarer61
06-19-2013, 10:41 AM
Fiat is starting to remind me of an automobile version of Baskin Robbins. :p

Andree
06-19-2013, 10:59 AM
La Cattiva is lurking! :smokin:


http://www.autoblog.com/2013/06/19/fiat-500-cattiva-on-the-way/

OMG! I was just watching the video on that earlier!
http://blog.fiatusa.com/vehicles/fiat-naias-2013/

Andree
06-19-2013, 10:59 AM
Fiat is starting to remind me of an automobile version of Baskin Robbins. :p


Mmmm (drool), Baskin Robbins (Homer Simpson)

Haring
06-19-2013, 11:12 AM
Baskin Robbins edition 500 would probably sell better than the Cattiva. Make them available in 31 colors :D

Cattiva is still dissapointing to me. It's just a Turbo (in a color that's not that popular - except to me and a few others) with a few painted pieces. Yawn. I think they should bring over the painted Sport wheel option, color trim and black roof and spoiler like the Primas had. Just don't call it by a special name, just make the options available when ordering.

500ways
06-19-2013, 11:22 AM
Baskin Robbins edition 500 would probably sell better than the Cattiva. Make them available in 31 colors :D

Cattiva is still dissapointing to me. It's just a Turbo (in a color that's not that popular - except to me and a few others) with a few painted pieces. Yawn. I think they should bring over the painted Sport wheel option, color trim and black roof and spoiler like the Primas had. Just don't call it by a special name, just make the options available when ordering.

As I read through the responses, I am wondering why Fiat doesn't allow folks to "build" and order the 500 EXACTLY the way they want it. Not just trim-and-tape packages, but more importantly, as its done in Europe, allow engine mixing and matching. For example, I am sure there is a Pop buyer out there who wants only the Pop trim, but may also want the 135 pony engine currently mated to the Turbo. There is also that buyer who may want a top end 500c Lounge with 135 horses with an auto tranny. On the flip side, someone may like the 500T's trim but may still be happy with the standard 101 horses in a 5-speed or auto. Fiat MAY be losing buyers because of this. IDK. Heck, I would like to see the 95 horse 1.3 diesel option make it over the pond. The torque is better that the standard 1.4 and the mpgs are even better and it's still fun to drive. Just my 2 cents.

Andree
06-19-2013, 12:11 PM
As I read through the responses, I am wondering why Fiat doesn't allow folks to "build" and order the 500 EXACTLY the way they want it. Not just trim-and-tape packages, but more importantly, as its done in Europe, allow engine mixing and matching. For example, I am sure there is a Pop buyer out there who wants only the Pop trim, but may also want the 135 pony engine currently mated to the Turbo. There is also that buyer who may want a top end 500c Lounge with 135 horses with an auto tranny. On the flip side, someone may like the 500T's trim but may still be happy with the standard 101 horses in a 5-speed or auto. Fiat MAY be losing buyers because of this. IDK. Heck, I would like to see the 95 horse 1.3 diesel option make it over the pond. The torque is better that the standard 1.4 and the mpgs are even better and it's still fun to drive. Just my 2 cents.

Too many choices can leave cars on the lot because of an oddball combination. And buyers being too picky about what is available. I ran into the problems myself with too many choices and not finding the exact combination I wanted originally. As my preferences changed, I still found myself not locating exactly what I wanted. I don't know how many times I changed my mind when I couldn't find first choice, second choice, third choice...

I think what Fiat does with special editions makes for a nice variety. Like the Diesel edition, that could be a good seller in the States. Definitely more "man-car". It came in several colors, man-car-colors. LOL.

Dark blue: http://www.luxist.com/2010/04/12/fiat-500c-by-diesel/
Dark green: http://www.autoblog.com/2008/09/22/fiat-500-by-diesel-on-sale-in-europe/
Bronze: Edit, dear gods, please don't click on the link that was here, when I closed the window, something i don't want to see showed up. If anyone did click, please accept my apology, I didn't know. Also, I went to the store, and didn't notice until I got home.

Here's an official site: http://www.500bydiesel.com/#/home

There's a choice, but the choice is limited.