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I agree, "And the first part of this statement is just wrong: Second, this car isn’t powerful or ideal for the highway – two characteristics Americans often look for in a vehicle."

I found the same thing during my test drive on interstate portion of drive I was up to 75 in a heartbeat and made a Dodge Ram Hemi work for his right to pass me.

Had two Fiat Studio folks - the manager and her Fiat Specialist with me, too. Not sure they expected me to do that manuever but they had put it in Sport mode so I figured why not.

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saw my first 500C on the freeway down in LA on a visit we just had down there. looked great scooting along at 70 MPH with the top down.
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A friend of a friend locked herself out of her 500. Called AAA and, I'm not making this up, the mechanic's name was Tony.
Did he...fix it again?

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Fiat 500 in Missoula, MT Aug 5. NY plates and lots of bugs - obviously driven cross-country.
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Fiat 500 in Missoula, MT Aug 5. NY plates and lots of bugs - obviously driven cross-country.
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A friend of a friend locked herself out of her 500. Called AAA and, I'm not making this up, the mechanic's name was Tony.
That fact his name was Tony is not all that interesting. What's interesting is...How do you lock yourself out of a 500?

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Nice! Where did you buy it?
Sorry to confuse - we SAW this 500 from NY in Missoula, and took some snaps. They're quite nice in person.

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Did he...fix it again?
Clearly the car isn't the one that needed fixing.. Funny "friend of a friend" story though... heh
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Well, we had to take the 500 back to the dealer this week. It seems the oil wore out and had to be replaced. This is the second time this has happened. I hope I don't have a lemon.

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