FIAT 124 SPIDER LUSSO PLUS: A Rush Of Blood To The Head

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor. FIAT’s inspiration behind their all new 124 Spider Lusso Plus was their own 124 sports car from way back in 1966 with appropriately gorgeous styling, proportions and performance… Read More FIAT 124 SPIDER LUSSO PLUS: A Rush Of Blood To The Head

FIAT 124 SPIDER LUSSO PLUS: Switch It On

An Italian convertible with elegant Pininfarina drawn lines, independent race inspired suspension and a luxurious, if slightly basic, wood and leather interior, plus an Aurelio Lampredi designed dual-overhead cam engine, a five speed manual transmission, four-wheel disc brakes, and lightweight Cromodora alloy wheels. A description of the latest FIAT roadster perhaps? Afraid not. The above… Read More FIAT 124 SPIDER LUSSO PLUS: Switch It On

News: UK’S OLDEST FIAT TO DRIVE IN LONDON TO BRIGHTON VETERAN CAR RUN

What about this then, for all you people that have the temerity to suggest that Fiat are better known for their perceived lack of reliability, news has arrived up on the top floor of the Towers that the oldest Fiat in the UK, the 1899 Fiat 3½hp, took to the roads last Sunday as part… Read More News: UK’S OLDEST FIAT TO DRIVE IN LONDON TO BRIGHTON VETERAN CAR RUN

What Can You Buy For £1000? Cheating The Game

In parts 1 and 2 of this ongoing series I’ve previously looked at the surprising array of cars on offer for both £200 and £500 and noted something of the issues involved when buying at the less monied end of the spectrum, indeed, the range of vehicles on offer really should mean that there’s something… Read More What Can You Buy For £1000? Cheating The Game

News: FIAT 500: 10 DAYS OF CELEBRATIONS FOR A JOURNEY SIXTY YEARS IN THE MAKING

The Fiat 500 has been a favourite amongst us over at MotorMartin Towers for quite some time now, mixing, as it does, beautiful retro styling with a thoroughly modern city car under the skin. Is there a finer, more stylish city car out on the roads today? And now Fiat have shared with MotorMartin that… Read More News: FIAT 500: 10 DAYS OF CELEBRATIONS FOR A JOURNEY SIXTY YEARS IN THE MAKING

Fiat Tipo 1.6 MultiJet 120 hp Lounge Edition: I Can Dream About You

This Fiat Tipo looks good, offering the consumer a thoroughly modern hatchback that can compete with the best, especially in the metallic pearl sand paintwork on test. Proportionally correct, the Tipo displays an upmarket look that sets it apart from the rest with it’s smart grill and chrome surround complementing the additional chrome highlights around… Read More Fiat Tipo 1.6 MultiJet 120 hp Lounge Edition: I Can Dream About You

Fiat Tipo 1.6 MultiJet 120 hp Lounge Edition: Fallin For You Again

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor. The Fiat Tipo is not a stranger to this green and pleasant land of ours, arriving originally way back in June 1988 as a base 1.4 or DGT,… Read More Fiat Tipo 1.6 MultiJet 120 hp Lounge Edition: Fallin For You Again

FIAT 500: Here Comes A Soul Saver

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor. The original Fiat 500, known in Italy as the Cinquecento, was a genuine car for the people, built to help mobilise a country still feeling the after effects… Read More FIAT 500: Here Comes A Soul Saver

News: FIAT 500 MIRROR: REFLECTING THE NEED TO BE CONNECTED

Let’s start with a little modern history. In 2007, Fiat released their reinterpretation of the original Fiat 500, with some notable changes like the rear-mounted engine being scrapped for an engine in the front, in line with most modern cars. The 2007 Fiat 500 was based heavily on the Fiat Panda, keeping many of the… Read More News: FIAT 500 MIRROR: REFLECTING THE NEED TO BE CONNECTED

News: FIAT LAUNCHES STYLISH FULLBACK CROSS

With Pick-Ups becoming more and more popular with the car buying public, rather than just those who enjoy manual labour, it’s exactly the right time for Fiat to get in on the act and so the Fiat Fullback Cross – a stylish new version of the brand’s pick-up – has made its debut at the… Read More News: FIAT LAUNCHES STYLISH FULLBACK CROSS

What Can You Buy For £1000? Take Me Away

In parts 1 and 2 of this ongoing series I’ve previously looked at the surprising array of cars on offer for both £200 and £500 and noted something of the issues involved when buying at the less monied end of the spectrum, indeed, the range of vehicles on offer really should mean that there’s something… Read More What Can You Buy For £1000? Take Me Away

News: ABARTH 124 SPIDER LEADS THE WAY IN SEPTEMBER SALES LEAP

MotorMartin has been rather looking forward to this car for quite some time now, especially as it looks just so damn good, improving upon the already superb looking, all new Mazda MX-5 upon which it shares its DNA. As is often the way, with the dust hardly having settled from the recent good news regarding… Read More News: ABARTH 124 SPIDER LEADS THE WAY IN SEPTEMBER SALES LEAP

FIAT DOBLÒ CARGO 105 MULTIJET II: Working On The Highway

According to some, a rite of passage is a ceremony that marks the transition from one phase of life to another and is often used to describe the sometimes difficult transition from adolescence to adulthood. There is also the idea that a rite of passage can also refer to any of life’s transitions (Births and… Read More FIAT DOBLÒ CARGO 105 MULTIJET II: Working On The Highway

News: NEW USED CAR PROGRAMMES LAUNCHED BY FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES UK

There are many, many people from all four corners of this green and pleasant land that are big fans of Fiat and Chrysler respectively and wish to treat themselves to a ‘new’ second hand car from their favourite manufacturer. The problem, as ever, is that buying second, or even third hand, is a minefield ripe… Read More News: NEW USED CAR PROGRAMMES LAUNCHED BY FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES UK

News: FIAT 500 RIVA – A COLLABORATION BETWEEN TWO ITALIAN ICONS

 FIAT are rightly proud of their heritage and history and recently shared with MotorMartin that their 1957 FIAT 500 was not only the cornerstone of a mobilised Italy, allowing millions of people to experience the personal freedom of car ownership, it also symbolised the rebirth of the nation, becoming inextricably linked to the Dolce… Read More News: FIAT 500 RIVA – A COLLABORATION BETWEEN TWO ITALIAN ICONS

Fiat Panda 1.3 MultiJet 4×4: Over the hill and far away.

In part 1 Fiat Panda 1.3 MultiJet 4×4: Grizzly. At http://motormartin.com/2016/01/30/fiat-panda-1-3-multijet-4×4/.com/2016/01/30/fiat-panda-1-3-multijet-4×4/ MotorMartin spent time discussing the chunky off road styling, changes from the standard Panda and the well thought out and put together interior, indeed, it’s the quirky detailing that really differentiates this 4×4 Panda from similarly sized and priced, front wheel drive, competition and… Read More Fiat Panda 1.3 MultiJet 4×4: Over the hill and far away.

News: NEW FIAT 500 NAMED CITY CAR OF THE YEAR IN THE 2016 BUSINESSCAR AWARDS

Following on from the news regarding the 5-door MINI Cooper D triumphing in the Best Compact SME Company Car in Business Car Manager’s SME Company Car of the Year awards 2016, See http://motormartin.com/2016/01/31/news-mini-5-door-hatch-wins-at-business-car-managers-sme-company-car-of-the-year-awards-2016/ the New FIAT 500 has been named City Car of the Year in the 2016 BusinessCar Awards. The award has been decided… Read More News: NEW FIAT 500 NAMED CITY CAR OF THE YEAR IN THE 2016 BUSINESSCAR AWARDS

Fiat Panda 1.3 MultiJet 4×4: Grizzly?

Italy would appear to have a somewhat difficult reputation when it comes to the building and maintenance of motor cars and motor cycles. Ask any gentleman, or lady, of a certain age and they will not be too complementary about the longevity of an Italian vehicle, it’s bodywork or electrics. Especially one that has been… Read More Fiat Panda 1.3 MultiJet 4×4: Grizzly?